Tribe-Univ was formed during the fifth edition of Incubation Camp, an intensive two-day business development program for entrepreneurs organized by Japan’s Incubate Fund. Following their $30,000 funding from Incubate Fund last July, they launched the learning platform last October.
Even non-engineers often need to have some basic technical understanding of programming in order to efficiently communicate with engineers. To that end, many website directors or designers have applied to join courses, accounting for about 80% of all learners. CodeCamp provides lectures by professional programmers on a one-to-one basis in contrast to typical online learning services, so a student may progress faster than if he or she studied at a conventional school.
The company’s CEO Hironobu Ikeda told us that they expect to have 1,500 students by next March. In addition to user acquisition, they have also started approaching companies to let them adopt the platform for in-house employee training. That initiative has gotten a good response this far.
Regarding the variety of languages, we understand they may add new courses for mobile development later on. If you have struggled to learn programming before, you may want to try CodeCamp. Note that it’s only available in Japanese.