Moxie Award Finalists: Best Education or Recruitment Startup

by Amanda Thompson
June 4, 2012

The Moxie Awards

Best Education or Recruitment Startup

We are pleased to announce the following outstanding Chicago companies as our finalists for The Moxie Awards' Best Education or Recruitment Startup.

An education app that has revolutionized the standardized test prep experience by providing best in class test prep content packed with interactive and engaging features on the web, iPhone, Android, iPad and Kindle.

Code Academy is a beginner focused, hands-on course to learn Web Design & Web Development in the heart of Chicago. We offer beginners the chance to learn Ruby on Rails with the goal of building and launching their own apps by the end of 3-months. In less than a year, Code Academy has bootstrapped its way to over $1M in revenue.Over 170 students have completed Code Academy in less than 9 months, from over 20 states and 8 countries around the world. We're now averaging 80 students a quarter spread across 4 different course offerings and are on pace to teach 300+ beginners web design and development this year alone. Today we have alumni working as apprentices and entry-level developers with companies such as Groupon, Enova, 8th Light, DevMynd, Braintree, Kohactive, Doejo, and Trunk Club to name a few. Many Code Academy alumni are also joining and launching startups (most of which are Chicago-based) such as Eveningflow, SchoolSparrow, StyleSeek, Furnishly, Obaz, LeaseMaid, and SimpleRelevance.

The first thing anyone does when they want to learn how to do something–from guitar playing to salsa dancing–is search online. The problem is that Google presents millions of disorganized results without indicating which pieces of content are most pertinent to you. MentorMob is a crowd-sourced platform that allows users to organize the very best online learning content on any topic into a Learning Playlist.


RECSOLU is the leading recruiting software, solutions, and services company, whose clients include more than 100 major corporations. RECSOLU’s suite of innovative solutions and services are designed by and for campus recruiting leaders and professionals. The packaged solutions enable clients to achieve organization's goals more effectively, with less staff time, greater efficiency, greater accuracy, and less cost. is an online software tool that allows companies big and small to minimize the extreme inefficiences of high-volume job candidate screening.  By offering candidate screening using automated written, voice, and video interviews, improves quality of hires, reduces costs of screening, and slashes screening time by as much as 90%.
Congratulations to our finalists and please remember to vote!


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