A Pan-African marketplace called AfriBlocks has partnered with Techstar, a global platform for investment and innovation.
Nationwide — At AfriBlocks, they dare to design the future of work in Africa and beyond. By connecting a growing network of African freelancers with paying jobs across the Diaspora, they are poised to do their part to offset the impending global tech talent shortage. In a major boost to our efforts, Afriblocks is honored to announce that we have been selected as a part of Techstars Seattle’s 2021 cohort!Since its inception in 2006, Techstars has guided 2,379 companies to raise more than $11.4 billion in investments. Fueled by its mentorship-driven program, Techstars is steadily building a legacy of successful startups, with more than 80% of participating companies being active or acquired.
Thousands of companies apply worldwide for ten spots in the accelerator. As an official participant, AfriBlocks represents the less than 1% of applicants chosen. In this prestigious position, AfriBlocks will be advised by mentors, investors, partners, and Techstars alumni. For 13 weeks, our already talented team’s skills and know-how will be further enhanced, which will spawn more innovation. “Joining the Techstars Seattle class of 2021 is a considerable milestone in the early development of AfriBlocks,” reacts CEO and co-founder Tongayi Choto, “The timing couldn’t be better as we continue to see development in the African tech ecosystem, which only increases our long-term growth opportunities.”
Co-founder Roger Roman added, “The world is our community, and we’ve made a commitment to develop tools that can break down borders across the Diaspora while positioning Africa as a leader in the global freelance economy. Having a strategic partner like Techstars puts us in a position to achieve this at a faster rate than we’d ever imagined.”