eWorker.co

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eWorker.co: Closing labour gaps by providing the best technical talent in Africa.

London, United KingdomNationwide, NigeriaNationwide, United KingdomNationwide, United States
Year Founded:
2016
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$50,000 - $100,000
Scaling strategies launched within the past 6 months:
Organizational Growth
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Organisations and businesses around the world are looking for effective ways to reduce staffing cost, hire talented technical people who can add value and innovate within their organisations. At eWorker we provide them with access to the most talented, driven & smartest developers in Africa.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if Africans could work themselves out of poverty using technology?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

1. Reduce the long and lengthy hiring process. 2. Reduce the inability to find good tech talent quickly and from a single source. 3. Reduce the high rates of project failure when using unmanaged freelancing platforms. 4. Improve the quality of developers work. 5. Reduce the high cost associated with hiring skilled talent.  6. Prove the quality of tech talent in Africa.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

1. Find the most talented, driven and smartest developers in Africa. 2. Equip our people with the latest technology, infrastructure and training to help them deliver world class solutions. 3. Connect our people to organisations looking for tech talent. 4. Monitor and manage our people to ensure success.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

We help companies in developed parts of the world reduce their IT and software development expenditure by providing access to the best untapped technical talent in Africa. We typically save companies up to 70% by using our remote workers.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

We have helped save one of our clients over £45,000 in IT staffing cost in 3 months.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Aquire more clients!
Sustainability
Funding: How is your project financially supported?: 
earned income (product or services sales, licensing, franchising, consulting, financing, etc.) - 100%

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Sell, sell, sell, market, market, sell, sell, sell!

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Andela, Samasource, TopTal, Upwork
Team

Founding Story

The inspiration to develop eWorker came after our CEO returned from a trip to Nigeria, where he witnessed disproportionate levels of unemployment and met talented, educated youths resort to street hawking due to lack of job opportunities. Enthused by this, plus Africa’s rapid growth in software development and digitally savvy population, The team aims to grow eWorker in to the continent’s leading IT outsourcing company.

Team

CEO - Ike Okosa - Former: Swoop Print, Swoop Studios, Complete Parking. Over 15 years experience in outsourcing. CTO - Kunal Pandya - 10 years experience as CEO at an award winning Indian BPO company. COO - Rajat Thaker - Seasoned COO at an award winning Indian Outsourcing company. 10 years experience. CMO - Nathan Hawlett - Experienced Marketer with good network. UK based. Former Marketing Director at Canon, Metroline, Bentley.
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