Johanna Mikkola is the Co-founder and CEO of Wyncode Academy a leading accelerated learning program and the first coding school in the nation to be licensed by the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education. Wyncode’s accelerated programs transform ambitious individuals into computer programmers, product designers and digital marketers with business acumen.
She was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in June 2015 at the International Selection Panel in Amman, Jordan joining a prestigious network of over 1000 high impact entrepreneurs around the globe and is also a member of Entrepreneur Organization. Johanna is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Babson College WIN LAB and sits on the advisory board of eMerge Americas along with the Vizcaya Museum Technology Advisory Committee. She was recently selected as Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s female leader in technology and was a finalist for Entrepreneur of the year.
Before launching Wyncode Johanna spent a decade in corporate management with the National Hockey League becoming the highest-ranking female in her department’s history. There she led a team of managers as well as overseeing the business operations of the officiating department, managing the largest departmental budget within the organization. Johanna holds an honors Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto. In 2007 she represented Canada as a forward at the World Floorball Championships. This was the inaugural year in which Canada was represented at the Women’s World Championships. From 2012-2016 Johanna was a board member of the International Floorball Federation working on strategic development of floorball globally in an effort to become an Olympic sport.
Johanna is passionate about people and places, having considered multiple cities to launch the code school concept she and co-founder Juha Mikkola enthusiastically chose Miami for the opportunity to have a positive impact on a growing ecosystem.