Grant Hosford, Co-Founder and CEO, codeSpark, Inc

Grant_Hosford-200x200Grant is the CEO and co-founder of codeSpark, a venture backed learning game company turning programming into play.  codeSpark’s education platform The Foos has won multiple awards including a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal and KAPI Award for “Best App for Young Kids.”

Prior to founding codeSpark Grant was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Idealab, a tech incubator that has started over 125 companies since 1996.  Grant was responsible for evaluating early stage ideas so the best could be turned into companies. Before Idealab he was an executive at eHarmony and the award-winning digital agency ZAAZ (acquired by WPP).
Grant has a MA from The Fletcher School (Tufts University) and a BA from Claremont McKenna College.  He lives with his author wife, three kids and a goofy pug near Los Angeles.