#02 RadEO with Arlene Mulder of WeThinkCode_


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In the second episode of RadEO we speak to Arlene Mulder, CEO of WeThinkCode_ (http://www.wethinkcode.co.za) We discuss coding, the future of education, moving to Cape Town, the internet of things and how to put AI to work in your company. After seven years as an investment banker at Rand Merchant Bank, Arlene left the finance world to start WeThinkCode_, and pursue her dream of starting a tech business that aims to democratise and revolutionise education in order to deliver the world's top tech talent. Arlene is passionate about driving the development of the tech industry as well as establishing innovative digital problem-solving capabilities in Africa. She has always loved exploring the power of tech and mathematics to transform the way we face challenges. When she isn't working with rockstar coders in the making, she spends her time on a mountain bike, in her trail running shoes, ticking off her travel bucket list or reading three books at the same time. More about WeThinkCode_: Corporates looking for talent can contact us at: sponsor@wethinkcode.co.za Website: http://www.wethinkcode.co.za Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wethinkcode Twitter: https://twitter.com/wethinkcode Show notes: Describe for the listeners what your business does 0:44 What subjects/topics you are covering 1:30 Which of the topics excite you the most for the future of this country and personally 2:20 Is there scope for South African’s to have a play in the machine learning market 3:14 If people want to use machine learning or the internet in their businesses, how do you see a small business/entrepreneurial business can make money from it? 5:47 How do people hire people coming out of WeThinkCode? 7:45 Tell us about your journey through accelerator into EO 8:45 Go back to your 22 year old self and give her some advice – what would you say? 9:45 What support would you like in your business at the moment? 10:47 How did you get your funding and what do you plan to do with it? 14:19 Is there space for this trend globally of social good companies? 15:30 Is education shifting to your method of teaching? 17:58 Will businesses start building own courses in house? 20:20 How do you enrol the right people? 21:15 Do you select candidates based on your values? 23:48 Is this your first business? 25:06 Now that you are opening up in Cape Town, how do you plan on running 2 campuses? 26:00 What are the digital tools that you use to manage meetings? 27:18 Talk through your sales strategy 29:55 Share an experience that you would have had only in EO 34:10 “I firmly believe magic cannot be taught, it can be learnt but cannot be taught. How can I know what you need, what you should do, what you should think.” by Tommy Wander from the book of Wander __ RadEO is a podcast for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs. It is hosted by Ross Drakes and Rich Mulholland and produced by the Entrepreneurs organisation in South Africa. Tune in every 2 weeks to hear conversations with business owners who will share their experiences and stories of what they have learnt building their business and what drives them to keep going. If you have a business and want more information on EO get in touch. www.eonetwork.org Find out more at www.radeo.co.za (Disclaimer might not be live at the time of the first publishing)

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