|Founder(s)||Adam Enbar, Avi Flombaum|
Flatiron School is an educational organization founded in 2012 by Adam Enbar and Avi Flombaum. The organization is based in New York City and teaches software engineering, computer programming, data science, and UX/UI design. In 2017, the company was sued for making false statements about the earning potential of its graduates. It was acquired by WeWork in 2017 and subsequently opened campuses in other cities in the USA.
Flatiron School was founded in 2012 by Adam Enbar and Avi Flombaum. It received two rounds of funding in 2014 and 2015.
In 2017, the New York State Attorney General sued Flatiron School for operating without a license and making false statements about the earning potential of its graduates. The two parties reached a $375,000 settlement. Flatiron School claimed a 98.5% employment rate but this included apprentices and freelance workers, while the claimed average salary of $74,447 only included graduates in full-time employment.
Takeovers and acquisitions
Flatiron School was acquired by WeWork, a collaborative workspace company, in October 2017. Following the acquisition, they launched Access Labs, a joint effort to make tech education accessible to low-income earners in New York. In August 2018, Flatiron School acquired Designation, a Chicago-based UX/UI design school, and expanded design courses elsewhere in December 2018.
Since being acquired by WeWork, the company has expanded, opening campuses in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, London, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
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