Part 5 in the CreativeMornings Chicago Close Ups series. In this episode we meet Neal Sales-Griffin of The Starter League, a Chicago-based school teaching people how to code and start their own companies. Neal shows us that sometimes the best way to get something done is to do it yourself. To see the rest of the series, click here.

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About the speaker

Neal Sales-Griffin wants to live in a world where everyone can choose to do meaningful work they love every day. As CEO of The Starter League he teaches passionate people how to design, code, and ship web apps that solve problems they care about. When he’s not teaching he’s working on Lantern, an app that helps teachers save time and engage students better. His latest initiative is Starter School, a grad-school program that teaches the design, programming, and business skills to ship a product in 9 months.

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