The professional and personal story of this Nigerian of 22 years has been featured on CNN, BBC and many other news agencies across Africa and the world. Chris Kwekowe is the 2015 Anzisha’s Prize of the young entrepreneur winner. He co-founded a start-up that stands as one of Africa’s big hopes toward curbing unemployment. The platform is named slatecube, and it helps job seekers develop “world-class industry-relevant skills and gain hands-on work experience”. He agreed to answer to 4 Questions about his pathway.
Inspire Afrika Magazine: Hi Chris, can you tell us more about slatecube?
Chris Kwekowe: Slatecube allows students to study at their convenience, build Cool stuff based on their chosen field of learning, work with real organizations to acquire industry-relevant skills and finally create social impact. Our programs are built in partnership with top-notch professionals, leading schools, and world-class Organizations such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), EDX, Butterfly Academy (Arts), Udemy, CISCO, African Leadership Academy and many others across the globe, and are endorsed by the notable Parastatals such as the United States Consulate.
We have had remarkable success in West and Central Africa, as well as established life-long strategic partnerships with companies and organizations both regionally, in the US, and in Europe.
In just one (01) year,
80% of our virtual interns have ended up with Jobs, while 10 % have started up successful business ventures through our Disciplined Entrepreneurship Curriculum and Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp built in partnership with MIT Sloan School of Management.
We have helped startups save over $100,000 on skilled labor hiring and recruitment costs while also having access to world-class talents at much cheaper rates.
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