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I also have been getting emails from CodeUpStart, without ever signing up. It's not a great way to build trust in your product.
Gillian Tee
Gillian TeeMaker@gilliantee · Founder, CodeUpStart
Hi first off, thanks @bentossell for posting this. Brandon and I are excited about our mission to add to more practical project-based learning for anyone to create real products and learn to code. Based on some of the comments here, I feel the need to set the record straight so we can carry on our work and focus on that as foremost priority. I personally incorporated Code4Startup, was an equal co-founder, raised funds from 500, rebranded, redesigned and helped engineered the site, turned on a subscription service for the company, doubled revenue, elicited project creators and the list goes on. I will leave it as because of a breach of trust and misalignment of vision, the partnership ended. I ethically carried over only my work and what I was entitled to as a legal co-owner of the company, only projects and designs that Brandon (my first hire at my previous startup Rocketrip) and I worked on over to the same company with an amended name. I should have been clearer and more upfront on the above facts with those who received the early communications at the beginning of the outreach when the company's legal name was amended and for that perception of mistrust created, I sincerely apologize. Believe it or not, Brandon and I are in this for the mission to really scale this model of learning to code and we want to play our parts in providing practical project-based learning for anyone to create real products and learn how to code (we've been through the hard path ourselves as startup engineers and computer science majors!). We are transparent in that we hope our projects can benefit more people out there and it is our belief that more online schools that focus on creating real products like Udacity, Thinkster, Udemy, Watchandcode and so on should exist.
Bhavesh Patel ✌️
Bhavesh Patel ✌️@bhavesh · CEO/Founder, Enigma8
Also interesting that I've been getting emails from CodeUpStart without ever signing up. I was, however, signed up for Code4Startup...
Igor Unzer
Igor Unzer@cynexyl · Unzer
@bhavesh The creator of this one was working with the guy that made Code4Startup, but they separated after some sort of disagreement on how to conduct the business.
Bhavesh Patel ✌️
Bhavesh Patel ✌️@bhavesh · CEO/Founder, Enigma8
@cynexyl that's fine. That was not the issue for me. The issue is that I'm getting newsletters from CodeUpStart when I didn't sign up for it. There are two things that could've happened. 1) @gillantee took the emails from Code4Startup or 2) @leotrieu either gave/sold the emails to CodeUpStart, after saying he wasn't going to do that via his email.
Rob Williger
Rob Williger@robertwilliger · CEO of Cited, Inc. |Writer|Speaker
@bhavesh I had the same thing. got emails I never signed up for. I wasn't able to access anything even after trying to register to check it out a few weeks back.
Scrivs@scrivs · Creation Scientist, Makers Mob
@bhavesh Would love to get an answer to this.
Bhavesh Patel ✌️
Bhavesh Patel ✌️@bhavesh · CEO/Founder, Enigma8
Hmm, wasn't this basically copied from after there was a falling out with @leotrieu??
Jp Valery
Jp Valery@jpvalery · Customer Success @ LANDR / Ex-Gameloft
@bhavesh Got the same feeling + maker is listed a "Founder, Code4Startup"...
Bhavesh Patel ✌️
Bhavesh Patel ✌️@bhavesh · CEO/Founder, Enigma8
@jpvalery HA! That's hilarious.
Liora@liora_ · Product Manager in Silicon Beach
Another day, another "Learn to Code" product -- how does one choose?