Andela, the talent accelerator
Train young people well in order to integrate them into the world of business. Give students especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to work from the end of their training. These are the challenges that Andela succeeds.
Installed in lagos in nigeria,this start up specialized in developer training is a real "talent accelerator" as likes to designate its founders Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Jeremy Johnson and Ian Carnevale. The program receives about 30,000 applications each year and selects little more than 200 to participate in a training program.The initiative aims to train 100,000 developers in ten years.
It should be noted that the founders are careful to guarantee equal access to girls.
As they progress, they start working as developers by telecommuting. Through this they acquire a real professional experience. Many multinationals in particular American, Microsoft in mind have already recruited developers of Andela. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook has just invested $ 24 million.
Around the incubator has created an entire ecosystem, which benefits from its vitality. It has become a magnet for start-ups, incubators and entrepreneurs in information technology. The training model of Andela arouses admiration and enthusiasm.
Many countries and entrepreneurs are starting to take inspiration in Africa. Well decided to enter the digital economy in turn.