Barra Lo

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About Me

I am a senior software engineer with over 18 years of experience.
I have worked for companies in the USA such as IBM, Nortel, Oracle, etc.

I had previously worked as a high school Physics and Chemistry teacher in Senegal.

I am the co-founder and CEO of EDUCASEN, a Senegal based start-up, that provides digital educational products, services and content for children, primary school students and teachers in the francophone countries of the West Africa region.

My experience, first as a teacher and later as a software engineer, has allowed me to have a good understanding of some of the problems and challenges the school system in Africa is facing and also on the other hand, to know that any proposed solutions should take into consideration not only the pedagogical aspect but also the economic and socio-cultural realities of the region as well as the complexity associated with the management of the educational system of a developing country.

I have experience in the management of an SME  

Personal Details

Full Name

Barra Lo

Title

co-founder and CEO

City

Dakar

Country

Senegal

I am an...

Entrepreneur

Why are you interested in being part of VC4Africa?

To find investors, partners, organizations, NGOs and mentors that are willing to support our venture.

Looking For

I am seeking expertise/coaching in the following areas:

Engineering and IT, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Product Development, Sales and Marketing, Strategy and Planning

I also hope to gain the following from the VC4Africa community:

To find advisers and mentors in the field of digital and mobile education.

To also find investors, partners, organizations, NGOs and mentors that are willing to support our digital education in Africa venture.

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