Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Matt Stephenson of Code2College

April 05, 2023 at 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join the Venture Lab team in a session with Matt Stephenson; Executive Director and Co-Founder of Code2College in Tangen Hall 708 on April 5th from 2pm - 3pm ET.
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Matt Stephenson is the CEO and Co-Founder of Code2College (, an Austin-based nonprofit that equips traditionally underrepresented high school students with coding and professional skills towards entering and excelling STEM undergraduate majors and fields. In Fall 2016, Code2College launched as a pilot in two schools serving 30 students. Nearly seven years later, Code2College has served 3,000 minority and low-income high school students from across Central Texas. Code2College has continued to place students into highly competitive, technical internships at companies like Indeed and RetailMeNot.

Matt started his career in K12 education as a high school math teacher, and later a Leadership Fellow, at Achievement First in New Haven, CT. Next, he joined NewSchools Venture Fund as an Associate Partner and venture investor in high-performing education organization. He then joined KIPP Austin Public Schools, a public school district serving nearly 5,000 students across nine schools and two campuses, to serve as Director of Finance and also provide assistance to the Talent Recruitment team. Prior to his career in K-12 education, Matt was a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs as well as an Internship Program Manager for Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), where he was able to help 93% of the interns in his cohort to receive full-time job offers from their host firms. Matt holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School and a BS in Finance and Information Systems from the Stern School of Business at New York University.