As a result of frustration over the untapped potential of international talent in Finland, Integrify was founded in 2016 during the refugee crisis. A pilot project was launched to train asylum seekers in programming as a fast track to jobs that are based on meritocracy, not language skills. Each graduate from the pilot landed a job as a developer.
After a successful pilot, all immigrants were welcomed to apply to the training. The concept also convinced the judges at The Next Century Builders (Vuosisadan Rakentajat) and Integrify was awarded 150k € enabling us to move to a bigger space and take more international talent to the programs.
In 2019 two new programs - full stack and machine learning - were launched, the team grew from five to 15 people and almost 100 people started training.
In 2020 over 200 people have started in Integrify’s programs. The team has grown from 5 people to over 20 in just two years. We have kicked off our consulting unit to enable the employment of even more skilled international talent. We will continue to provide world-class education for international talent and world-class talent to companies.
Integrify in numbers
Hours of coding
OF INTEGRIFY DEVELOPERS ARE WORKING IN COMPANIES BASED IN FINLAND
Of our partners hired a developer through the Integrify Recruitment Model