Own a UCode Franchise

UCode builds strong computational thinking abilities with students ages 6 to 16 through teaching coding. In an economy driven by information and knowledge, computational thinking helps students build a bridge to the future.

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Why UCode?

Enjoy Both Scale and Profitability

Curriculum Based

Coding Education for Ages 6 to 16

Serving Growing Demand

From Families in Urban Markets with High Lifetime Customer Value

Ivy League Certified

Certified by Cornell University’s School of Engineering

Powerful Financial Model

Driven by "Capital Light" Real Estate Strategy, and Efficient Customer Acquisition model

Broad Customer Participation

Membership draws from Households with annual household incomes from $70,000 and up

Additional Information

Why UCode?

UCode builds strong computational thinking abilities with students ages 6 to 16 through teaching coding. In an economy driven by information and knowledge, computational thinking helps students build a bridge to the future and so prepares them for a world very different than today's.

What Makes UCode Different?

Our curriculum is experiential and features assessment tools that measure a student's learning progress. Measurement is critical to ensuring that we are meeting a student's learning goals. Our programs actually teach kids to code, because we are curriculum based, where other providers are not.

What Is Your Approach To Teaching Coding?

UCode’s approach to learning to code focuses on "process", not memorization of "content" and complements how kids learn in school. The process introduces problem deconstruction, pattern recognition, logic, and development of solutions in Python, HTML/CSS and JavaScript. Courses are available in UCode Centers and Online.

What Is Computational Thinking? Why Is It Important?

Coding is writing a set of commands for a computer to execute. Computational Thinking is the thought process that enables a student to accomplish this. Skills such as decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithms - all highly important skill as our economy is rapidly shifting towards information and technology

Who Developed Your Curriculum?

UCode’s curriculum was developed in partnership with faculty at leading universities. UCode and E-Cornell have developed a set of online assessment tools and offer a certification program through E-Cornell.

Who Is Your Target Market?

We offer a progressive curriculum that starts with early learners (ages 6-8) with a focus on visualization, motor skills, problem solving and fun. Our Python program for students ages 9-12 builds computational thinking foundations while learning to code in Python. For teens we offer web development (HTML/CSS and JS) and in 2020 will launch AP Comp Science prep course.

How Much Does a Course Cost?

We are a membership based program where you pay a monthly membership subscription for 4 classes a week of 90 minutes duration. The subscription amount is set to reflect the economics of the location.

How Does a UCode Franchise Work?

It is as "turn key" as we can make it, including recruitment and training of instructors, ongoing marketing support, equipment, and furniture.

Who Owns UCode?

UCode is owned by a group of private investors and management. Investors include first tier venture capital firms and family offices, include Frontier Ventures, DFJ, and Bloomberg Beta.

Typical Investment

Initial Franchise Fee
Lease and Security Deposit
$5,000 - $15,000
Design and Architect Fees
(if required)
$0 - $2,500
Leasehold Improvements
(if required)
Not Included
Facility occupancy costs
(12 months)
$55,000 - $80,000
$1,000 - $7,000
Furniture and Fixtures
$2,000 - $5,000
POS, CRM and back-office Licensed Software
$1,000 - $2,500
Student Workstations Computers
$10,000 - $15,000
Educational Robots
Business License and Permits
$250 - $500
Professional Fees
$2,000 - $4,000
$500 - $2,000
$400 - $800
Initial Training Expense
$2,200 - $4,500
Grand Opening Marketing Expenses
$5,000 - $7,000
Additional Funds
(for first 6 months of operation)
$176,350 - $237,800
Interested? Here's what happens next.

Path To Ownership


Fill out the form above to let us know you're interested in learning more. A UCode franchising expert will follow up with you.

Confirm Your Interest

Review our Franchise Guide and Financial Disclosure Document (FDD), get questions answered, meet our team, submit confidential financial evaluation.

Review, Approve, and Sign

Offer extended to franchise candidate. Candidate reviews and signs agreements.


Set expectations and timelines, site selection and build out, business plan, marketing.


Training totals approximately 80 hours, including in-person and online training.

Grand Opening

Your big day is finally here - congratulations! Support staff will work with you proactively to ensure it's a success.