October 7, 2016 IBOMLLC Team

Andela announces it will Invest in its Graduates’ Startups

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Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

While speaking at the talent accelerator, TechCrunch Disrupt SF, Andela co-founder and COO, Christina Sass said, going forward startups founded by its graduates will be supported. Andela will start investing in startups founded by its graduates.

Previously, successful graduates, having passed through the 4-years-long training, had to go work with other companies, get hired by Andela or go on their path to their companies. Andela now thinks it is best to invest in their graduates’ startups and help them in starting their companies get traction in the market. A plan that will boost Africa tech scene as far as startup tech companies’ growth is concerned.

We fully expect a subset of [Andela developers] to be launching their own companies, and we intend to help them incubate and invest in them,” said Sass. “The long-term goal is that, after those four years, for them to be unleashed, to really spread and lead the spread of technology across the continent.”

For a company founded by Iyinoluwa Aboyeji back in 2014, Andela is taking in some novice and beginner programmers and transforming them into top notch African developers. Andela’s graduates and …read more

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