Gebeya, the Ethiopian startup that connects software developers and employers, is ready to spread its wings into Senegal in a bid to reach the West African market.
Disrupt Africa reported in 2016 on the launch of Gebeya, which aims to graduate 5,000 students in Ethiopia by 2021. The startup launched in Kenya in January of 2017, and has since expanded to Silicon Valley and the UK.
Gebeya creates a self-supporting community that allows African IT talent to thrive through training, hiring, and cultivating. The startup aims to create a new type of employee market, linking highly-trained tech professionals with the companies and startups that need them.
The startup has announced plans to expand into Senegal, targeting relatively untapped Francophone African markets. Gebeya CEO and Co-founder Amadou Daffe said the country was a logical jumping-off for the region as a whole.
“Senegal is the ideal landscape for tech companies as it is home to numerous hubs dedicated to tech advancements. The majority of the population is under the age of 25, which signifies energy and capacity to thrive in the economy,” he said.
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