Latin America Accelerator
in partnership with NESsT
Chief of Product Strategy
MakeItReal offers students in Colombia affordable online bootcamps in full-stack software development
In response to the unmet talent demand, MakeItReal offers students affordable online bootcamps in full-stack software development. These offerings come with flexible financing options, including income-share agreements that enable students to pay for their tuition after landing their first job.
Since launching its business seven years ago, MakeItReal has trained more than 600 students and achieved a 98% placement rate, successfully supporting its graduates through its matching services.
In partnership with NESsT and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship, MakeItReal also aims to train 250+ women in order to increase the diversity of the sector and to ensure access to the flexible and economic resilience opportunities made possible through tech. The enterprise has partnered with government training entities and educational institutes that offer technical degrees to help young women from low-income backgrounds access the bootcamps.
NESsT and IKEA Social Entrepreneurship have welcomed MakeItReal into its portfolio as it prepares for expansion into new regions in order to support a wider range of women from vulnerable communities.
The pandemic has accelerated the demand for online learning platforms in Latin America, and with it, the industry’s talent gap for developers. MakeItReal aims to strengthen its impact measurement to ensure long-term student development and to increase partnerships with employers to ensure access to quality job opportunities for its graduates.