Tell us a few words about the founders and how the idea came
The Founder’s Name is Ugwuegbulam Chidiebere. He is a multi-lingual software developer across three platforms of Web, Mobile and Windows. He has worked with some ICT companies where he sharpened his skills. He is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional and a Member of Computer Professionals of Nigeria. He holds B.Sc Computer Science and M.Sc Information Technology. The Idea came while working with a Firm in Lagos called CodingLab (www.codinglab.ng). He noticed that most of the people coming to learn programming are from the South & East (eastern part of Nigeria). Out of curiosity, He found out that there are few good training institutes down East.
Most Programmers there are still writing procedural PHP and Visual Basic.net instead using PHP MVC Frameworks and C#.Net. This is how the idea came. To start a Software Training Business in the eastern part of Nigeria to teach uptodate software development technologies to the educated youths (graduate and undergraduates) there.
Your products and services
We carry out massive youth empowerment on web and mobile software development; we also undertake website and portal development contracts for businesses and organizations.
We are working on two innovative products carMe and Goodschool. Soon the products will hit the market.
Your success factors
Skilled and focused Staff-Team that are passionate about the vision of the business.
Planning every course from the beginning so that those that have not coded before will start developing software.
Leveraging on Social media for publicity for every programme being organized.
Charging affordable Fee that makes the programmes look like free training.
Using Projector and White Board simultaneous for a better explanation.
Your factors differentiating and disruptive compared to the existing
- Team Formation: After training, we organize our trainees into teams and coach them team-work, software presentation and help them birth a business idea.
- While existing tech Businesses give a day workshop, ours is 4-days tagged #100HoursOfCode, and we provide accommodation for our trainees to ensure they code day and night to complete the 100Hours (approximately).
Your business model
- Private/Corporate Training charges
- Software development charges
- Soon from our products (carMe and GoodSchool)
A few words about your competitors
Tech PH: this business engages in Training and Software development but it does not move from State to State like we do.
BigCode Microsystem: this involves in massive training but focuses on Django and WordPress.