GoMyCode, a Tunisian edtech company, has expanded its operations to Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Egypt, as well as Bahrain and France, following a funding round last year.
GoMyCode opened its first hackerspace in Tunis after launching in a co-working room, before spreading to Sousse, Sfax, Nabeul, El Menzah V, Beja, Gafsa, and Gabes. It has so far trained over 10,000 students and developed partnerships with over 100 private and public organizations, universities, and non-administrative organizations.
It raised $850,000 in a pre-Series A round from Wamda Capital, Meninx Holding, Anava Seed Fund, and Jasminum Capital late last year, and it’s now spreading to Algeria, France, Morocco, Egypt, Bahrain, Nigeria, and the Ivory Coast.
“We’ve worked hard to ensure that African youth will benefit from our cutting-edge and creative learning model. Our hackerspaces in Lagos, Cairo, Manama, Algiers, Casablanca, and Abidjan are all operational. We’re on a mission to give everyone, from seven to sixty years old, the chance to learn the digital skills and resources they need to succeed in an ever-changing digital environment. We aim to expand across the African continent and the Middle East, providing each person with our one-of-a-kind learning model. “It’s a model that combines on-site, supervised learning with an online experience that’s fully gamified and engaging,” co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of GoMyCode, Yahya Bouhlel explained.
GoMyCode began as a coding school in 2017, but has since expanded to include a variety of technology and digital work training programs.
The company offers training in web and app development, artificial intelligence, data science, user interface, video game development, and business intelligence through a hybrid model that combines offline and online learning.