Andela CEO listed among “NYC tech’s 35 people to watch in 2016” 

Jeremy Johnson, the co-founder of Andela, has been listed in “NYC tech’s 35 people watch in 2016” series by built in NYC, an online publication which focuses in start-ups.

In its citation, the article states Johnson “is a serial entrepreneur who most recently founded Andela, a company that finds top African software developers and places them with U.S. tech companies as full-time, distributed team members.”

(TOP: Jeremy Johnson, CEO and co-founder, Andela. Photo: YouTube).

“With a six percent acceptance rate, Andela is the most selective tech training program in Africa. Prior to Andela, Jeremy co-founded 2U, which went public in 2014 and continues to transform higher education by delivering the world’s best online degree programs with top tier universities. Johnson is a recognized innovator in the ed-tech space and was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in both 2013 and 2014,” adds the article.

A four-year, paid Technical Leadership Program designed to shape you into an elite software developer. Through your training and work with top global technology companies, you’ll master the professional and technical skills needed to become a technology leader, both on the continent and around the world.

In it’s website, Andela notes that its 4-year Technical Leadership Program is a blend of personalized instruction, supported self-study and hands-on experience building real products. Instead of paying tuition, those in the programme earn a competitive salary and benefits throughout the 4-year duration.


After successfully completing the initial training period, one is then fully prepared to start working with one of Andela’s clients as a full-time, distributed team member. During the remaining 3.5 years, s/he applies their knowledge to client work, while receiving ongoing professional and technical development, coaching and mentorship.

“Andela connects companies with top technical talent. We identify high-potential developers on the African continent, shape them into world-class technical leaders, and pair them with companies as full-time, distributed team members. From Udacity to Microsoft, companies at all stages have partnered with Andela to accelerate their product roadmaps while minimizing time spent interviewing, on-boarding, and training new hires,” states the Andela website.

Currently, the programme is available in Kenya and Nigeria.

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