Bits & Bytes, Niajiri
This March Startup Grind Dar hosts Lilian Secelela Madeje, Co-founder of Bits & Bytes and launched Niajiri Platform, an online employment platform providing employment skills. Lilian is passionate on finding solutions to community issues and has done so through her business ventures fusing technology and innovation, organising Hackathons, Business Pitch Competitions and key panel discussions.
Standing at the cross section of people and innovation, Lillian has amassed more than 7 years of experience in the human resource industry in Tanzania and has had the privilege of working various projects that link technology with development. Lilian is a co-founder and Managing Director of Ekihya, a consulting company that works hand in hand with businesses in building processes and systems to result in greater efficiency in their operation. In 2016, she co founded an innovation and technology platform called Bits & Bytes where they work hand in hand with corporates in finding community solutions around different areas such as urban planning to agriculture, through organised Hackathons, Business Pitch Competitions and key panel discussions, which is now 3 years in operation having touched over a 1,000 individuals and partnered with institutions such as East Africa Institute of the Aga Khan University, CBA, AB-InBev and so forth. As of recent she has launched an online employability platform called Niajiri Platform that already boasts 3000 registered Tanzanian users who get access to employability skills.
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