Accelerate Growth of Tech Talent
“Education is coveted here in Hong Kong and the government provides many incentives and schemes that enable the public to continually pursue opportunities to grow.”
Lavine Hemlani, CEO and Founder, Xccelerate HK, Coding Bootcamps Ltd
Aiming to bridge the gap of tech talent in the region, Xccelerate offers tech education to upskill graduates and working professionals with Hong Kong as its starting point.
With technology advancing faster than ever before, the demand for tech talent and skillset in all industries is skyrocketing. Xccelerate, a tech and coding academy founded in Hong Kong in 2017, looks to bridge the digital literacy skill gap between traditional education and tech skillset required in the new age, empowering aspiring individuals, enterprises and governments to dive into the talent pool of the world’s most sought-after profession.
Xccelerate offers blended-learning style tech bootcamps from data science to machine learning, blockchain and coding, bringing students up to speed in the latest technology and unleash their tech potential. Not only targeting fresh graduates, its courses also cater for working professionals who are looking to take a leap in their current career or would like to start a new career path in an emerging tech role to drive innovation.
Building a Sustainable Top-notch Model
“In Hong Kong we have an opportunity to make a significant impact in post-graduate tech education and contribute to the homegrown skilled talent pool,” said Lavine Hemlani, CEO and Founder, “here we can create a sustainable model for individual, enterprise and government empowerment that we can tailor and scale up in other Asian regions in the coming years.”
With SMEs and corporations recognising the growing demand for innovation, Xccelerate seeks to service corporate clients with bespoke trainings for larger teams in areas ranging from AI, data analytics, machine learning to Design Thinking, with an aim to transform the way corporate workforces operate in the digital world.
Xccelerate covered a wide range of offerings and services in its early stage of development. Hemlani realised that it is important for Xccelerate to focus on its core flagship offerings and mature vertically to deepen the market penetration. “We want to be sure that we provide a top-notch service in Hong Kong before we venture out into other parts of Asia.”
“Education is coveted here in Hong Kong and the government provides many incentives and schemes that enable the public to continually pursue opportunities to grow. We want to be a key resource for those initiatives,” he added.
Started with only two staff members at the beginning, Xccelerate now has a fully-operational team in Hong Kong with roles ranging from sales, marketing and administration, to instructional, curriculum, product and teaching staff for its full time immersive courses. The company also has dedicated staff in job-matching service, connecting students and businesses.
“InvestHK has been very helpful in navigating visa applications and administrative structuring in our early stages and catalysing communications with key influencers since we started. What’s most refreshing is the level of responsiveness and openness to communication in times of our need, and identifying the right opportunities that may help us in our journey,” he concluded.
Fast Facts: Xccelerate HK
- A tech and coding academy founded in Hong Kong in 2017
- Offers full time and part time courses including software engineering, data science and machine learning, blockchain, coding, User Experience (UX) and Python