Backed by investors including Steve Case, Omidyar Network, Founder Collective, Rothenberg Ventures, Learn Capital, Melo7 Tech Partners, and Chris Hughes, Andela, a global talent accelerator that produces world-class developers and connects them with top employers has launched in Africa to give developers the best training and mentorship needed to make them world-class develoeprs.
Andela says it’s first class had over 5,200 applicants compete for 28 slots and developers who leave the fellowship get paid a $500 monthly stipend as they intern in the tech companies. The Lagos classes are taught in-person by senior developers to address the challenges associated with online education. The firm aims to set up a new campus in Kenya and Ghana.
In Kenya, Andela will take on Moringa School and Nairobi Dev School.