CAPE TOWN – A team of students at the University of Cape Town (UCT) have formed a start-up company, Zaio that is meant to assists student developers to build an information technology skills profile through coding challenges and practical experience.
The aim is to help them to ultimately land their dream job and the platform provides other start-ups with access to affordable web and app development.
Formed in 2017, the idea of Zaio came to life when a student developer Thando Hlongwane realised that one of the biggest issues he faced was not really having any practical experience.
Hlongwane said: “Guys like Mvelo, who are aspiring entrepreneurs, were finding it very difficult to prototype and create innovations because it’s really expensive to build tech.”
The team comprises of seven students: Mvelo Hlophe, Thando Hlongwane, Mihlali Xozwa, Harjot Singh, Akhil Boddu, Ntuthuko Mpaku and Asif Hassam, all of whom have an interest in technology and entrepreneurship.