Out of Hours: The Podcast


Code First Girls: Building a non profit that scales, with Alice Bentinck

Season 2, Ep. 3

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My guest today is Alice Bentinck - most well known as the founder of Entrepreneur First: the world's leading talent investor: building startups teams from scratch across the world.

Today, we’re here to talk about her side project - Code First Girls. 

Code First Girls are on a mission to help women rewrite their future. Their website reads: “Through the power of community, change can and will happen.” Their active community of coders, trainers and coaches is one of the largest in the UK, facilitating women to break into and excel within the industry. They have since taught over 20,000 girls to code, and connected them with over 50 top employers.

We explore why scale matters, how to know if corporate sponsorship is the right revenue model for you, why non-profits need a business models  and whether new ideas are best built under pressure. I hope you enjoy!

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