Gebeya Plans to Propel 100 Thriving Marketplaces   : TechMoran

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Addis Ababa, May 11 –  East Africa’s tech industry is witnessing unprecedented growth, with startups across the region revolutionizing their respective sectors. Yet, a significant challenge remains – a shortage of skilled developers. Recognizing this, Ethiopian entrepreneurs Amadou Daffe and Hiruy Amanuel founded Gebeya in 2016, aiming to train and connect pre-vetted tech talents with African companies. Think Andela, but in Addis Ababa.

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Recent Google research reveals that Africa houses approximately 716,000 developers, with over half based in Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa. Despite a 3.8% increase from previous years, the continent’s developer pool lags behind those in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Gebeya, meaning ‘marketplace’ in Amharic (Ethiopia’s official language) has been instrumental in bridging this gap. The company, originally based in Ethiopia, has broadened its footprint, extending services to Kenya, Nigeria, the UK, and…

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