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[Fairfield County Business Journal] Stamford Innovation Center Hosts Its Fourth Season of Classes

Help_HiringBusinessSeptember 9th 2014

By Bill Fallon

In its fourth season of classes, the Stamford Innovation Center will continue to target a specific skill or set of skills with instruction from experienced, current practitioners.

The SIC’s Innovation Ed classes will take place at the center’s 175 Atlantic St. headquarters in the old Town Hall.

“This is our most ambitious offering since we started our Innovation Ed program,” said Barry Schwimmer, SIC managing partner and founder. “We’ve learned that there is a critical need for the types of focused, skill-centric classes we offer. Traditional universities are great, but there is a new category of learners who want something different at a market-sensitive price point.”

The classes are for beginners and those with experience. There are four focus areas for Innovation Ed’s fall programming. They include coding – basic, advanced, enterprise; career; marketing; and entrepreneurship.

“The classes are taught by Connecticut and Westchester-based working professionals,” said Peter Propp, chief marketing officer at the center. “We’re delighted to have found such a great and diverse group of practitioners who have decided to share their expertise with our community. Whether you are a freelancer, coder, consultant, startup founder or work at a Fortune 500 company, there is a class for you at SIC this fall.”

Since opening its doors in 2012, the SIC has drawn more than 11,000 visitors.

The SIC in a statement said it “supports and encourages the growth of a vibrant tech and startup economy in the Fairfield County region. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, investor, freelancer or programmer, the Stamford Innovation Center will help make your vision a reality with startup-focused events, classes and programming.”

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