Case Study: Andela

Since its founding in 2014, Andela has opened up career paths for more than 175,000 budding software engineers from emerging economies. Most have technological or managerial roles, either in one of hundreds of established companies around the world, or in their own startups. Andela’s success indicates a path to growth for talented people, not just in software but in a variety of professions, by building the skills that people need to work in a global economy.

Lessons from Andela

  • Design a business model that fulfills a larger purpose
  • Bring together groups with complementary needs
  • Grow steadily but flexibly, like a social movement
  • Foster diversity and inclusion by demonstrating value

 

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