Andela to invest in its graduates’ startups

Christina Sass, Co-Founder & COO, Andela

Andela, a company working to bring the top 1% of African tech talent to engineering teams in need of capable, skilled developers, will eventually invest in the startups from those who complete its four-year program.

According to Andela co-founder and COO Christina Sass, speaking on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF, the company has a broader agenda beyond simply connecting businesses with African-based tech talent – it eventually wants to inspire an entire tech ecosystem to spread across the continent.

Part of that means helping its developers find a successful path forward when their time with Andela wraps – which could include starting their own businesses, taking a more senior role at another tech company, or even coming to work for Andela itself, said Sass.

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