Unlocking Africa

Empowering Tech Talent: Accelerating the Growth of Africa’s Tech and Developer Communities with Sunkanmi Ola

March 04, 2024 Terser Adamu Episode 112
Unlocking Africa
Empowering Tech Talent: Accelerating the Growth of Africa’s Tech and Developer Communities with Sunkanmi Ola
Show Notes

Episode 112 with Sunkanmi Ola, who is Co-Founder and CEO of Propel, a platform that has built one of the largest ecosystems of tech and developer communities in Africa—over 200 diverse communities with 500,000+ members spread across 22 countries and 3 continents.

With its 'Community-as-a-Service' offering, companies can leverage this ecosystem of tech communities, on-demand, to drive a variety of their product and business goals.

Over 100 companies have engaged Propel's ecosystem for hiring top talent, beta testing, organising hackathons, user acquisition campaigns, developer relations, market research, and more.

What We Discuss With Sunkanmi

  • How does Propel stand out in talent acquisition and pipeline building compared to its competitors?
  • What impact has Propel had on connecting African tech talent with companies globally?
  • Could you elaborate on the unique financial services that Propel aims to provide for tech professionals in emerging markets?
  • You recently managed to successfully raise €2.5 million in seed funding. What has this enabled you to do?
  • What challenges have you encountered while building multi-layered infrastructure for the tech talent economy, and how have you overcome these challenges?

Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Training the Next Generation of Africa-Focused International Trade Professionals? Make sure to check it out!

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