Popular EBS TV Star Solomon Kassa to Build a Startup Studio in Ethiopia
The self-described ‘Tech Consultant & Strategist’ and TV star is set to launch a startup studio that is to be a “Startup Ecosystem builders” in Ethiopia.
“Looking for Full Stack Developer On the hunt for top talents for an up-and-coming tech startup studio I am launching in Addis Ababa! Submit the form if interested. This opportunity is for those who live in Ethiopia!”, be declared on Twitter.
A frequent traveler to Ethiopia from his base in the United States, the Popular EBS personality and host of the show, “TechTalk with Solomon” met with the leadership of the Minister of Innovation & Technology including its young State minister, Ahmedin M Ahmed, this week and thanked them for their “leadership, for believing in my vision & showing your determination to make it (his vision) a reality together”.
The new studio is believed to be used as a hub to develop new ideas, with adequate financial support much like ideas supported by social enterprise entrepreneurs that are gaining popularity among young people and support from agencies such as the British Council.
Presently with Deloitte as a Senior Technology consultant, Solomon was appointed as ambassador of Science and technology by the Ministry of Science and Technology in 2017 and he enjoys a growing and influential following among young people and is a sought-after speaker on important speaking circuits..
He is also the author of a best-selling book, with a forward by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tilted - Girimte ScieTech (The Wonder of SciTech) in Amharic.
According to Amazon, the “book argues why Africa is far behind in technology, and advocates that adopting technology is the necessary means to leapfrog the lag and catch up with the rest of the world”.