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Ethiopian ed-tech startup Accelerated uses data-driven tech to train better teachers

Ethiopian ed-tech startup Accelerated uses data-driven tech to train better teachers

social media, Startups, Technology
Ethiopian ed-tech startup Accelerated is blending behavioural sciences, technology and classroom data in order to build a unique teacher-coaching platform for the African context. Founded in 2016 and now finishing its third academic year of operations, Accelerated was established to address poor education outcomes by improving the quality of teaching in Africa, starting in Ethiopia. It does this by empowering coaches to train better teachers using tech and big data. Much like how TripAdvisor helps travellers to make smart choices on accommodation and itineraries based on ratings from other travellers, Accelerated’s Wagtail system helps coaches with meta data on best teaching strategies and personalised recommendations for any particular teacher. “We know a certain recommendation wor
How to Attract Amazing Talent to Your Startup

How to Attract Amazing Talent to Your Startup

Startups
Hiring people for your new venture comes with its fair share of difficulties. Sure, there are some great tools out there that make hiring a less demanding process. But finding the right combination of skills, attitude, and personality traits can still get tough. And those are only the difficulties on the talent side. On your side, you have a brand new business. A business that’s experiencing growing pains. A business that’s little more than a good idea and a group of people who are determined to make it happen. It takes a special kind of person to work at a startup. And you need to find enough of them to ensure that your startup becomes a serious business. It all Starts with a Mission Why did you create your startup? Was there any particular problem you wanted to solve? Did yo