Congratulations to Code Circle in Amman!

Ms. Jida Sunna from Code Circle in Amman, Jordan has just received her first CTEK grant amounting to $10,000 USD upon her successful submission of her proposal, Code+. Code Circle is an educational company that empowers a new generation of Jordanians through programs that strengthen computer coding, entrepreneurship, and creative skills in youth and create economic potential for adults. Established in late 2019, Code+ is a new initiative of Code Circle with a successful implementation of a pilot in Oman. The unique 48-hour program combined website development, entrepreneurship, and marketing skills. Sixteen out of twenty women trained were able to generate income within one week after completing the program. In August of this year, Code Circle will be training its […]

The First MENA Women Congress

In 2019, CTEK and its Omani partners  spearheaded the Congress of MENA Women in Muscat, Oman, inviting two delegates each from 12 MENA countries, along with several partners and sponsoring organizations to participate in design sessions for CTEK’s MENA Initiative. Together over three days they crafted a program to empower women in their countries by teaching practical STEM skills combined with entrepreneurship to open up their access to the digital economy. Alongside the MENA Congress, CTEK sponsored a pilot to test its curriculum to see if twenty women could, in one week, learn to build websites, create their own business, and market themselves as freelance entrepreneurs to get clients and begin their journey of economic engagement. It was a resounding […]

CTEK Sends Out RFP to Support the MENA Women Initiative

Request for Proposal MENA Women Coding as Entrepreneurs May 2019 CTEK CTEK is a non-profit based out of Boulder, Colorado, USA, with the mission to break down barriers to entrepreneurship worldwide through a number of regional and global initiatives. Founded by the former president of the Techstars Foundation, Lu Córdova, CTEK builds unique partnerships with individuals, nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses to achieve their collective goal to help underserved entrepreneurs. With each initiative, CTEK first crafts a broad objective and then conducts research to find those individuals and organizations who address the various aspects needed to fulfil an initiative. This is an iterative first step as research reveals important substance and nuance that often results in an evolution of the […]

CTEK’s Cordova Joins CO Governor Polis’ Cabinet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT John Hill720-808-1700 x502john.hill@ctek.orgwww.ctek.org CTEK’s Cordova Joins CO Governor’s Cabinet, Heading Department of Revenue BOULDER, COLORADO — Thursday, April 18, 2019 — Lu Cordova joined the cabinet of Governor Jared Polis today as the new Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR). “We are thrilled to have Lu join our team,” said Governor Polis. “Her vision, expertise and record of experience make her a natural fit at the Department of Revenue.” Córdova’s background is in international finance, technology, ecommerce and investment. She was the CEO of CTEK but will now relinquish operations and move to the chairman role for CTEK, as well as for Almacen Storage Group, which provides storage and warehousing in Mexican Resorts. […]