Code with Nano
About the Innovator
Us: So what’s the story behind launching Nano?
Monica: In college, I worked at a summer computer camp where we taught kids about computer science. That is where I got the nickname Nano and my passion for teaching. In 2020, I decide to start my company Code with Nano with the passion of exposing more K-12 students to coding.
Us: Nano is so creative and out of the box. How do you keep your innovative spirit alive in an industry that often favors cookie-cutter solutions?
Monica: To stay creative I have to be myself and be passionate about what I do.
Us: What was your biggest challenge in getting launched?
Monica: One of my biggest challenges was making the decision to start my own company, not knowing if I would get students.
Us: What was your best early investment as a business owner?
Monica: One of my early best investments as a business owner was pursuing my Master’s degree in computer science.
Us: What is your typical day as an ed entrepreneur?
Monica: My day starts at 8am, I take my daily supplements, make a quick smoothie/snack and start teaching at 9am. I usually have back to back classes, so I start teaching at 9am and finish at 12pm. I then workout, have lunch, and start my second session of classes at 2pm.
Us: What do you wish someone had told you as a new education innovator?
Monica: I wish someone would’ve told me “Monica you can do it!”
Us: What is your favorite story of a child’s experience with Nano?
Monica: My favorite is when moms reach out sharing that their kids have had a hard time learning in school and seeing them laugh, learn, and enjoy classes with Nano is truly the best.
Us: Thank you for chatting with us Monica! We can’t wait to see Nano grow!
Learn more about Monica and Code with Nano at codewithnano.com!