Mike McGee

  • Co-Founder, The Starter League
  • Northwestern Alumnus, Student Body President (2010-11)

Mike McGee is the co-founder of The Starter League, an in-person school in Chicago that teaches beginners how to code and design web apps in 3 months. Before The Starter League, Mike’s greatest claim to fame was that his high school mascot is a pretzel. He went to Northwestern University for four years where he spent two years being a student and two years in student government – miraculously becoming Student Body President his senior year. In Spring 2011, Mike decided to turn down Obama for America (his first real job offer) to co-found The Starter League. Mike’s latest “dent in the universe” project is Starter School, an immersive full-time program that will take people from zero to entrepreneur in 9 months.