S2V Spotlight: Code Ninjas, Front Royal
Shenandoah Community Capital Fund’s 4th Startup Shenandoah Valley (S2V) cohort is made up of eight technology or tech-enabled businesses across the Shenandoah Valley. We sat down with each of our participants to get to know more about them as entrepreneurs, and why they choose to participate in the S2V program.
Our S2V spotlight highlights Kimberly Hancock. Hancock is the owner of Code Ninjas, Front Royal. Code Ninjas offers gamified coding programs for kids ages 7-14, enabling them to learn at their own pace and acquire belts throughout the course. There are Code Ninjas centers across the United States, and Hancock is bringing the program to Front Royal, Virginia.
As an entrepreneur, Hancock loves growing an idea into a business. She joined the S2V program to learn how to overcome obstacles in order to grow her business further, “I’m hoping that by learning ways to quickly identify and evaluate ways to overcome obstacles we can grow our enrollment by 50%”. She is excited to be in a tech-focused cohort to meet other like-minded entrepreneurs in her industry. Learn more about Code Ninjas here.
We asked Hancock some more questions to get to know her better:
Fun fact about you?
I lived in Texas for 25 years after graduating from Warren County High School.
What is your favorite restaurant or coffee shop in your town?
My favorite restaurant in Front Royal is Royal Spice on Main Street.
What is your favorite town to visit in the Shenandoah Valley besides your own?
I don’t spend a lot of time outside of Front Royal, but I have enjoyed visiting the shops and restaurants in Strasburg.