It is very true that everyone cannot become entrepreneurs, but if you have interest in it, we advise you start while you’re still young, vibrant and fit because young entreprenuers have higher chances of succeeding. An example of such is young Nigerian entreprenuer, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji also known as “E” who co-founded a tech giant that got $24 investment from Facebook founder.
Iyinoluwa who was born on the 28th of March 1991, finished from Loyola College Abuja and studied Legal Studies and Economics at the University of Waterloo, Ontario.
As a student, the amazing entreprenuer was the CEO and co-founder of Andela. Iyin started playing leadership roles at 19, he has served in organisations such as Harambe Africa and Empowerment square, World Youth Alliance, and Imprint Publications.
In addition, he also started an online initiative known as “Bookneto” which was aimed at creating the world’s greatest online studying tool and co founded Flutterwave.
His major purpose of starting Andela is to make sure that technology professionals are staffed on a long term contract. So many people are currently benefiting and so many more will still benefit from his platform.
Currently Andela has trained 200 engineers and they are all working in big companies in both Lagos and Nairobi. This is to show you have vibrant this young entrepreneur is.
In the early part of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg was willing to invest in young entrepreneur with purpose. He wants more engineers to be trained in Africa to that they can be fit for tech jobs , and he saw Andela as the best platform by which his purpose can be realized.
He invested the sum of $24 million in Andela under the Chan Zuckerberg initiative, this is an initiative that was launched by the founder of Facebook and his wife for the sole purpose of advancing human potential and promote equality, because he sure a promising future in it.
Iyinoluwa later left Andela in 2016 to head a new startup he founded called Flutterwave, an end-to-end payments platform that covers all the bases in payments processing.
We appreciate Iyinoluwa Aboyeji’s keeness on improving his immediate environment, and we encourage you emulate to him and discover how to improve your environment with your unique idea.