Dr. Gina Cherkowski, Founder of EdgeMakers STEM Learning Lab with Omar Farooqui, Founder and President of Coded Minds
- The acquisition has given Coded Minds a foot into the lucrative North American market
- Following the acquisition, Coded Minds offering goes from ICT subjects to fully integrated STEM/STEAM curriculum as well as design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship
- Coded Minds will also start offering Professional Development (PD) programs that lead to mastery certification
Farooqui further stated that Coded Minds is on a mission to close the education-skills gap and prepare students of all ages for the post-Fourth Industrial Revolution world in the 21st Century. “We have reverse-engineered education with a practical, hands-on problem solving and projectbased curriculum. We empower children and adults to be creative, innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs in their quest for knowledge” said Farooqui, who is excited about collaborating with Dr. Cherkowski on this critically important work.
Coded Minds (www.coded-minds.org) is a global education technology company, with operations in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Pakistan and now also Canada (STEM Learning Lab) & USA (EdgeMakers) and is planning on expanding to many other geographies in the coming years.
8 Roads (www.eightroads.com) is a global proprietary investment firm backed by Fidelity. For nearly fifty years they have been using our global scale, expertise and market reach to build bold and disruptive businesses.
Alarabi Investments (www.alarabiinvestment.com) is a MENA venture firm that invest across the spectrum – from disruptive early-stage start-ups to expanding late stage businesses. They took part in Coded Minds Series A round earlier this year.
Avalon Ventures (www.avalon-ventures.com), a thirty year old firm out of the Bay Area, has founded and/or funded more than 100 information technology and life sciences companies. The firm is passionate about backing talented entrepreneurs seeking to build market-leading companies*