The iCode Difference
My wife & I selected iCode after evaluating multiple businesses over a period of 6-8 months. While the diligence process led us to choose an iCode franchise, the journey after sign-up has been nothing but exemplary. Right from site selection to negotiating contracts, identifying construction teams, and providing guidance on marketing, the leadership team of Abid and Mike have been with us every step of the way. Mike Meyers especially has been one of the most approachable, collaborative and hardworking people I have ever met – His “can do” attitude is infectious and is always on your team, available to help 24/7. We could not have asked for a better leadership team & support – looking forward to great success in the years to come!
I have always been passionate about helping kids learn computer science and coding. Being in the high-tech industry myself, I had something particular in mind where I wanted to offer kids a simple, methodical, and entertaining curriculum, while allowing them hands-on practice and room for creativity in a team-like environment. I researched many franchises in that space, but could not find any better than iCode that provides that perfect balance: structured curriculum, engaging content for different ages, hands-on learning through a project-based approach, and an emphasis on developing social and communication skills as part of the learning experience.
What I admire about iCode and its leadership team is their commitment to continuously evolve their programs and their dedication to serve the best interest of their franchisees. They’re constantly coming up with new revenue streams to make their franchisees more profitable. Even in the most difficult of times during COVID-19, iCode found a way to bring many of its curriculum and summer camps online. I have great confidence that they are setup to become leaders in kids computer science education.
We opened the first iCode franchise because we believed in the business model and the company’s vision. We just completed our first year of operation and are doing so well that we are now planning to further invest and expand to additional locations.
iCode is a franchise opportunity that went from being a business relationship to a family. The support and willingness of our partners in corporate to work closely with us and help us actively in every step of the way has made the journey less fraught, even for a newcomer to this. We were always excited by the clear structured curriculum of iCode, which is a key differentiator compared to any other, but the plans and continuous growth have made us certain that we made the right choice. Last but not least, this is a journey we are enthusiastic about because we can make a difference in our communities and especially in the lives of children.
Building a successful business requires the right ingredients. An iCode Franchise gives you the freedom to do what’s exciting and will stay relevant for years to come.
From selecting the location to supporting, monitoring the construction and procurement process, selecting staff to marketing strategies, the franchise was with me all along that makes it a smooth sailing business. This allowed us as owners to focus on what we needed to do the most – build business and focus on the customer. It’s like owning your own business but having a whole team doing all the work for you as well
iCode has a phenomenal vision in terms of the best technology education for kids and expanding that program to special needs kids and then Adults. I strongly believe they will soon be the program of choice for corporate and schools.
Kushangi and I were looking for a franchise opportunity. We were inundated with proposals for the usual food or services opportunities that were hard to differentiate. We than happened to pass by Paul and Elena. That casual conversation started getting more in depth in terms of curriculum and availability of suitable location. A meeting dedicated to understanding the curriculum made it very clear that lot of thought was put into developing the program and there was dedicated support to enhance/modify it as the technology evolved. At that point, it was evident to us that we needed to talk to Abid and discuss how to land the right location in DFW.
Finding talented software engineers is the most demanding aspect of any manager’s job. After a decade and a half in the software engineering industry, it became clear that we need to do more in this country to attract the new generation to software development. Salaries and demand are very high but yet again the talent is scarce. I decided to be part of the solution and my background in science enabled me to do a thorough search of national franchises that fill the gap in computer education for kids. After many trips, discovery days, and meetings with the top national franchises, iCode emerged as the clear winner in the areas I valued the most: rigorous curriculum through a belt program, backed by an agile team which is constantly looking for the latest trends in technology. The value proposition of ICode is hard to beat, and we decided to offer it to our hometown of Pittsburgh. Our choice is being validated on a daily basis, particularly during the challenging period of COVID related lockdowns, where the entire iCode team rose to the occasion by converting our curriculum to an online offering in record time. Their support has been fantastic and I am looking forward to working with the iCode team for many years to come.
I am a new franchisee with iCode just completing the process of startup. In the past, I have started five businesses. The iCode process was simple and turnkey. The corporate leadership is knowledgeable and experienced. When deciding which franchise to open, it seemed the iCode brand, curriculum, and leadership exceeded the quality of their competition. My new franchise opens in two weeks, and it is already generating revenue. The process of opening it has been the simplest of all the businesses I have opened.