Tunisian ed-tech startup GoMyCode launches in its eighth international market

SENEGALGoMyCode, a Tunisian ed-tech startup, has opened a new hackerspace in Dakar, Senegal, its eighth international market.

The startup recently opened its doors in Paris (France) and also has presence in Algiers (Algeria), Casablanca (Morocco), Cairo (Egypt), Manama (Bahrain), Lagos (Nigeria) and Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

Launched in 2017 by Yahya and Amine Bouhlel, GoMyCode wants to be the school of the 21st century providing training in web development, web development, video game development, Artificial Intelligence, Data science, UX Design, or even Business Intelligence intended for everyone despite thier age.

The startup now has more than 80 talents with varied profiles among its employees and a network of more than 100 trainers through the Hackerspaces of Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Bahrain, Egypt, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and now Senegal.

“This economic positioning attracts young people and offers significant potential in the training and education sector.”

Vincent Leconte – Senegal Country manager, GoMyCode

“42% of current professions will be impacted by this massive digitization. This economic positioning attracts young people and offers significant potential in the training and education sector,” said Vincent Leconte, country manager of the startup in Senegal.

“In addition, when we know that there are more than 400,000 open positions in Africa in digital professions, that nearly 42% of current professions will be impacted by this massive digitization, and that 61% of the Senegalese population is less than 25 years old, there is therefore no better challenge than launching GoMyCode to make the African youth shine in the digital world of tomorrow.”

In October 2020, GoMyCode announced the raising of US$850,000 to continue its expansion.

Its new Hackerspaces have also opened in Tunisia (ElMenzah V, Nabeul, Gafsa, Gabès, Béja and Tunis center-ville).

GoMyCode also aims to develop its presence in the African and Middle Eastern market, where 42% of professions are strongly impacted by digitization and where 65% of the workforce does not have the necessary digital skills.

In the near future, the startup will be present in around fifteen countries in Africa and the Middle East.

“We continue to deliver on our vision of high-level digital education with a unique learning experience that leaves lasting traces and has a positive impact on people’s lives. We will invest heavily in our technology, our team and strengthen our operations,” says Yahya Boulel, CEO of GoMyCode.

GoMyCode aims to become the largest technology and digital community in Africa and the Middle East.  Over the past 3 years, more than 10,000 students have been trained by GoMyCode.

With over 100 employment partners in Europe, Africa and the Arab world, over 85% of the startup’s students have been able to find employment.

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