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Adewale Yusuf, Co-founder TalentQL, on Helping Young Africans Launch Their Tech Careersby@peaceitimi
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Adewale Yusuf, Co-founder TalentQL, on Helping Young Africans Launch Their Tech Careers

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Peace interviews Adewale Yusuf, serial entrepreneur with a demonstrated history in EdTech, with building Talent QL, Techpoint Africa and AltSchool.

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Adewale Yusuf is a serial entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of building tech businesses in Africa. He is the co-founder of TalentQL, Techpoint Africa, and AltSchool Africa.


Techpoint Africa is a digital media company that amplifies the best innovations out of Africa through its publications, data, and events. Techpoint Africa hosts a variety of events, all-day seminars, and conferences, including Techpoint Build, which is the largest tech and startup event in West and East Africa.


After stepping down as CEO of Techpoint Africa, Adewale is on to his new ventures - TalentQL & AltSchool Africa. TalentQL is on a mission is to democratize access to opportunities for African tech talents while AltSchool is an educational program designed to arm young Africans with the skills and knowledge required to launch their tech career. In 2021, TalentQL went through the Techstars Toronto Incubator Program.


Learn tech skills with AltSchool: https://altschoolafrica.com/ Get a tech job with TalentQL: https://talentql.com/ Follow Adewale on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdewaleYusuf


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTjx1VfXDe8

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0:05 Introduction 1:30 What’s the story behind who Adewale is? 9:10 At what point did Techpoint go into Media? 15:30 Before you left Techpoint, what was the biggest win for you? 16:45 By the time you left Techpoint, how many people constitute the team? 17:42 What is your biggest lesson so far from building Techpoint? 21:55 How did TalentQL come about? 29:18 What is Alternative school and what is Talent QL? 33:29 What are the unique challenges you’re facing in Talent QL that Tech point could not have prepared you for? 37:03 What are the valuable lessons you’ve picked up from Techpoint? 44:50 What one city would you like to visit? 46:24 Two things I (Peace) have learnt so far