celestine omin leaves for andela

Writer and Social entrepreneur.

So it’s just two year into their launch but that’s not stopping them as Andela announces the launch of its third African Market; Kampala, Uganda, which is to expand the access of Andela developers. The organisation seeks to discover and develop Kampala’s most talented programmers and innovators into the next generation of technology leaders.

READ MORE: Andela Launches Student Ambassador Program (ASAP)

One very fulfilling thing in a startup is that it expands. The expansion of a startup can come to be one of the best things to happen to a startup founder. When you expand your startup, i believe you’ve reached a milestone, and you should set out to another.

Iyin Aboyeji and Andela Co Founder at Andela Company in Nigeria
Iyin Aboyeji and Andela Co Founder at Andela Company in Nigeria

On choosing Uganda as Andela’s third African market, Jeremy Johnson, co-founder, and CEO of Andela made it known that “The response we have received from the technology community in Uganda over the past year has been overwhelming and has made it clear why Uganda is a natural step on our path to unlocking the potential of thousands of world-class developers across the continent.”

READ MORE: Stories Behind Andela By Iyinoluwa Aboyeji Tells How Andela Was Founded

It has been glaring that expansion has always been on Andela’s plan as Since its launch in 2014, Andela has grown from Lagos to Kenya and now Uganda in Africa and has extended its American headquarters in New York to San Francisco.

You might be wondering how Andela has been able to achieve this feat, so I’d just save you the stress. Their frequent expansion had been largely due to the huge funds it has raised, amounting to $40m including over $10m in a Series A funding round in 2015 led by Sparks Capital and a nearly a year after, $24m in a Series B funding round led by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.

READ MORE: Company In Uganda Invests $45 Million To Boost Internet Services

On March 2, the first round of recruitment was reeled out, which attracted over 800 applicants and so far, 8 developers have been accepted into the Andela Uganda fellowship as the first ever Uganda Cohort. Quite fast  though, Operations have commenced in the Andela Uganda fellowship and applications for the second Uganda cohort are currently open.

You can join them at https://boards.greenhouse.io/andela/jobs/695637#.WSWDhevyvIV