Johanna Mikkola

Co-Founder & CEO, Wyncode Academy
Johanna Mikkola

Johanna Mikkola is the Co-founder and CEO of  Wyncode Academy​ a leading technical school  dedicated to training top technology talent through  best-in-class accelerated and immersive programs  in the middle of Wynwood, Miami. With various  courses in web development, UX/UI product  design and digital marketing, Wyncode’s innovative  curriculum prepares students to compete in the  national job arena. This is demonstrated by  Wyncode’s 90% job placement rate, 650+  technology graduates and 315+ hiring partners.

Johanna was selected as an ​Endeavor​ Entrepreneur in June 2015 joining a prestigious network of only  the most select high impact entrepreneurs around the globe. Johanna is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Babson College WIN LAB, is a founding member of the Miami chapter of the Female  Founder Collective, sits on the content advisory board of ​eMerge Americas​, Vizcaya Museum’s Technology Advisory Committee and is an Ambassador for Aminta Ventures. She  is also a member of Entrepreneur Organization. She was recently selected as Greater Miami  Chamber of Commerce’s female leader in technology and was a finalist for Entrepreneur of  the year.   Before launching Wyncode in 2014, Johanna spent a decade in corporate management with  the National Hockey League ​becoming the highest-ranking female in her department’s  history​. There she led a team of managers as well as overseeing the business operations of  the officiating department, ​managing the largest departmental budget within the organization​.

Johanna holds an honors Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto. In 2007 she represented Canada as a forward at the World Floorball  Championships. From 2012-2016 Johanna was a board member of the ​International  Floorball Federation​ working on strategic development of floorball globally in an effort to become an Olympic sport.

Johanna is passionate about people and places, having considered multiple cities to launch  the coding school she and co-founder Juha Mikkola enthusiastically chose Miami for the opportunity to make a positive impact on its growing ecosystem.

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