Creative Africa, is a new platform launched to gather and feature, every week, best of African creatives in different domains such as Photography, Web Design, User Experience Design, Painting, etc.
Founded by Ahmed EL AZZABI from Morocco, the bootstrapped startup aims to help creatives in Africa be discovered and connect with others in their industry or region. These will help them with questions such as how much to charge their customers? Where to find customers?
“We already have plans to address the two main issues described above, but we wanted to launch this first version to gather feedback from the general public and to see if there is a market fit for our product,” said Azzabi.
The idea started when he founder wanted to take freelance jobs online and got rejected many times, not due to lack of competence, but because he was charging a lot for an African.He didn’t like the idea of: “You need to charge less because you’re from Africa”, so he started thinking about a way to show to the world that African have what it takes to charge what they charge.
Competition will be from Freelancer itself, Upwork and several other platforms from across the world.