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Will Tech Giants Kill Startups In Africa?

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It is important to consider this topic since we have been having technology giants around for some time now. More and more are expressing their interests to join the African movement, promising billions of dollars to the highly potent continent. In this article, I will quickly look at the risks we have at hand, the solution that we can employ to mitigate the risks, and where to start to safeguard our interests as individuals, as individual countries and as a continent.

The problem

When technology giants started coming to Africa, everyone was happy to have them around. Not long, they started to hire aggressively to meet their tech gaps. The kind of salaries they offered software engineers were so high for local startups to match. The startups started losing employees to the giants. The talents the startups polished over the years started leaving, and the companies had little or nothing to do to keep them. This is still happening and threatening the longevity of the startups.

Technology giants taking away all the good software engineers is not all. Those that remain are hired to work for them in their countries. They allow them to work at the comfort of their homes, work for less hours, and still pay triple the amount our local startups are can keep up with.

The solution

The solution to this is to employ ecosystem-level risk management strategies. Governments need to partner with technology companies to train more tech talent. The government’s responsibility will be to provide the necessary infrastructure, while the technology companies provided the relevant curriculum and the needed training.

How do we start?

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  1. A decade of enterprise level software development experience
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