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Insider Louisville, 'Another narrative toward success': Young entrepreneurs from Beecher Terrace start Web business

By Melissa Chapman

Date Published: 6/19/2015

Seven Louisville high schoolers are spending 30 hours a week in an office on East Market Street in an effort to start their own web development business. Beech Technologies sprang from Code Louisville’s Coding @ the Beech initiative where students met at the Beecher Terrace housing complex twice a week to learn coding and work with a mentor from the local IT community.

The kids range in age from 15-18; two graduated from Ballard High School this year and are headed to Eastern Kentucky University to study computer science (among other things). All but one of them had been guided to the program by an instructor at Ballard. When IL asked them why they thought they’d been singled out, a couple replied, “We’re computer nerds.” Another said, “We’re geniuses.”

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