We had a quick catch up with 2017 Fellow from Nigeria Oladele Bakare, founder of Findworka, to discuss the how he connects professional clients with software developers, the resulting opportunities that have come from participating in the 2017/18 Startup Mentoring programme and what he learned from his mentor, Moses Acquah.
Moses, an entrepreneur himself, has over 13 years of professional experience in the tech industry and the African startup ecosystem. In addition to founding African entrepreneurship and tech conference, Afrolynk, he is also working as a technology specialist on technology strategy and development with startups, investors and global technology partners for GreenTec Capital Partners.
tell us a bit about yourself and your background.
I went to IT and software training and then I went to university for my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Computing. I started work in 2009 giving web solutions for a company, I left that around 2012 to start business and connecting employers to jobseekers. The platform grew and had over 200,000 users before it came defunct. Worked with another company after that and moved about 3 years after to run Findworka.
Findworka builds software products and extend the engineering teams for ambitious people and companies. We have the largest pool of software developers and we have clients in Europe, the UK, and Africa. We are super excited that we are connecting people with the next generation of software developers.