Code Ninjas (US) Begins International Expansion
11 Jan 2019 - Kids Coding Franchise to Debut in Canada with First Location to Open in Guelph, Ontario
Following its extraordinary growth in the United States that includes 367 total units sold and 75 openings in 2018 alone, Code Ninjas, the nation's largest and fastest growing kids coding franchise, announced today its first international development, with a location coming to Ontario, Canada. The announcement marks an early step in what the company expects will be rapid international expansion in Canada and beyond.
With demand for computer programming and STEM education continuing to rise and Canada ranking in the top 10 markets worldwide for both science and math scores according to recent PISA scores, it was the ideal time for the company to introduce a proven investment opportunity in the thriving children's enrichment sector.
In the United States, Code Ninjas is on track to have 100 locations open by March 2019 and a total of 225 open by the end of the year. The brand's extensive domestic growth has led Code Ninjas to begin expanding its reach to international markets.
"With incredibly high consumer demand for coding and STEM education, coupled with our successful business model, Code Ninjas has seen immense success in the United States," said David Graham, CEO and co-founder of Code Ninjas. "We are excited to capitalize on our domestic success and give our neighbors to the north an opportunity to invest in our thriving concept."
With a deal already signed for a location to open in Guelph, ON, Graham expects to see rapid growth in Canada. "We are seeing a great response to our franchise opportunity in Canada and expect to sell out all available territories by Q2 2019," he added. "There is so much consumer and investor interest and with such a strong brand in the United States, we project expansion to be on pace with what we've seen domestically."
In addition to its expansion plans for Canada, Code Ninjas is looking to open additional international locations in the U.K., Europe and Australia. Code Ninjas teaches children ages 7-14 to code by building their own video games in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment. With a robust, nine-belt curriculum inspired by martial arts, Code Ninjas keeps kids engaged, while parents see their children gain life-changing STEM skills. Code Ninjas seeks qualified franchise partners looking for a personally and financially rewarding business opportunity that positively impacts the next generation. Coding or IT experience are not required. The Code Ninjas leadership team brings decades of experience in software development and franchising, and offers significant training and support for marketing, sales, operations, and curriculum.
About Code Ninjas
Founded in 2016, Code Ninjas is the nation's largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise. In hundreds of Code Ninjas centers, kids ages 7-14 have fun building video games while gaining life-changing skills in coding, robotics, and problem solving. Kids have fun, parents see results.