It's Time To Learn To Code.
Bring an Idea. Build a Team.
Launch a Business.
The Ruby on the Beach Incubator is a 15-week program combining our 9-week bootcamp with a 5-week incubator aimed at Entrepreneurs, to bring your code idea to reality.
You're an entrepreneur with a business idea that will come to life through code. You want to move to the crucial first stage, where you've got a fundable early-stage prototype. That's what this program addresses.
The Ruby on the Beach Incubator gives entrepreneurs a code education through our standard bootcamp. We follow that up with a 5-week development phase, where you and a coding partner we provide build out your prototype. And you'll have the whole process overseen by senior-level lead devs. They'll assist with planning, design and coding, to ensure the best, most productive process.
Coding isn't something that entrepreneurs can ignore, any more than marketing, finance or customer relations are. We've worked with entrepreneurs, whose goal is to become actively able to code, to understand the coding process, and to manage development more effectively. If you're someone whose goal is to build your dream, and not just help someone else build theirs, you can register your interest using the form below.
Incubator At A Glance.
- 9 weeks of code education, based on our existing program
- Learn code, standard tools and techniques
- The same burnout-free, highly personalized instruction
- Learn and collaborate with other social entrepreneurs
- 5 weeks working with two developers to build your idea
- Daily checkins and mentorship with senior developers, onsite
- 5 weeks can be extended to match your project's needs
- Designed to be the most economic way to learn and build
- Dev team costs are about 25% of North America
- Participants get preferential cost on developer hours
Why This Matters To Entrepreneurs
We know that for many "traditional" entrepreneurs, learning code is a wall that they haven't found a way to get over. On the other side is an endless domain of innovation and business possibilities, at a scale and impact few non-code-based businesses can achieve. But most entrepreneurs have had to either find a tech partner (less equity) or hire a senior dev (less capital) to go there. And many more see it as insurmountable.
We've attracted a distinctly different group from most bootcamps, individuals with goals quite a bit more ambitious than to just become a junior developer. This includes entrepreneurs, who have noticed the obvious differences in our approach, compared to other bootcamps. We think that what they notice is that in a small group like ours, their individual needs stand out. Our highly personalized instruction is ideally suited to someone learning to build a real-world project for the first time. With more instructors per student, and ample, built-in time to consult at length on individual ideas, entrepreneurs can realize their goal of being their own early-stage tech partner.
This program takes all that to its next stage. We're accepting just 6 entrepreneurs (compared to our usual 12 cohort) who'll be given the education, practice and mentorship to build their ideas to a viable early stage. Beyond that, each entrepreneur will, during the 5 week incubator phase of this 15 week program, be supplied with a development partner to code for them full-time.
And to ensure the best outcome, 2 senior developers will actively guide the process, splitting their time between the 6 teams, onsite. That gives your project all the benefits of a senior developer, but without loss of equity, control or capital.
The Coding Partners Program
Since we started running destination-based bootcamps in 2013, we've developed a scholarship program for host-country participants. Because the cost of bootcamps puts them out of reach for most people living in Indonesia, this has been a full scholarship, for two positions out of our standard 12.
In doing this, we've found that there's strong community of experienced coders there who are hungry for both the code education we offer, and for work experience using these techniques. Most of these already have experienced with languages like Java and PHP, but want to modernize.
The Coding Partners Program is an extension of our scholarship program, and will allow us to bring coding partners to each entrepreneur, with solid experience and understanding of computer programming. Their goals are to help you to build your idea.
We'll also be providing the resources to build media streams in video and audio, both as part of our social media, and as a resource for individual entrepreneurs to create their own.