Make the Switch to a Career in Tech

Hey Grand Rapids!

Our programs are designed to support you in a career transition into tech. More than 1,600 coding bootcamp graduates now work at more than 300 Michigan companies.


Let's Start Learning

If you’re brand new to coding, and excited to get started – we have two great options for you!

Get all the details about what it takes to be successful in a coding bootcamp. Our Info Sessions are the perfect place to start. We’ll talk about what the training includes, our employer relationships, how to apply and answer any questions you might have.


If you’ve never programmed before, but you’d like to get started – check out our free Intro to Coding workshops. These three-hour classes cover the fundamentals of JavaScript and help you begin your path to joining the tech industry.

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Project Rising TIDE

“A rising tide lifts all boats.” That’s the spirit behind Project Rising TIDE, our initiative with the City of Grand Rapids to connect people with tech training, and companies with fresh tech talent.

Have burning questions you need answered? Let’s talk about how to find a training, hiring our students, getting involved and any other questions on your list. We’d love to hear from you.

Applications are now Open

Interested in learning development? Check out our upcoming Grand Rapids bootcamps:

Our C# .NET Coding Bootcamp teaches the full lifecycle of a .NET project through hands-on exercises, lectures and focused homework. We also offer this as a After-Hours option, starting in July.

Our Front-End coding bootcamp teaches JavaScript (or JS), a dynamic programming language that’s most often used to create interactivity in web pages. Available October 2019 at our Grand Rapids campus.


Have Questions?

We love to chat. Feel free to drop us a message and let us know how we can help. We’d be happy to give you a tour of Start Garden, meet up for coffee and introduce you to some of our staff.

Email us at with questions, comments or feedback!

Excited and Nervous? Don't Worry, We're Here to Help!

We’ll provide you with the information and support you need in order to succeed in your coding bootcamp and beyond. We have team members who will help you through every phase of the career change, every step of the way.

Bootcamp students come from a range of industries, ages and backgrounds. Our blog outlines common reasons folks join our programs and insider tips on why this might be the right choice for you.

Signs a Bootcamp is Right for You

We get it. A coding bootcamp is a big financial commitment. That’s why we have scholarships and financing partners to support you through this journey.

Scholarships & Finance

Our dedication to each student doesn’t end at graduation. We support every grad throughout their entire job seeking process and even work with them to grow their careers.

Do Grads Get Jobs?

Become a Hiring Partner

Become a Grand Circus Hiring Partner and access the state’s newest tech talent. This exclusive partnership introduces you to our newly trained software engineers. Since they’ve been trained through Grand Circus, you know they’ll provide your company with down-to-earth talent and skill, that will help your business grow.
Find out why Quicken Loans, OnStar, GE and many others have become official Hiring Partners. Download our e-Book to learn about the program, student success stories and much more.


Landall Proctor

“I can't say enough about the support provided by the entire Grand Circus staff … From resume support, mock interviews … to tough love and pep talks, they are there to help you succeed.”

— Landall Proctor
Front-End Developer at LevelEleven

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We get a lot of love from the tech community in Detroit and beyond. We hope you’ll come to love us, too! Check out what others are saying about our programs.

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