What do you do when you can’t find the right entry level talent for jobs within a business? If you’re Dupsy Abiola, you quit your job as a barrister and build a company to address the solution.
“Intern Avenue solves a problem for two groups,” says Abiola, its founder and CEO. “For employers we allow them to very quickly identify the right high quality talent for their needs. And for candidates we suggest the best opportunities that are a good fit for their profile. Effectively we’re an online matchmaker.”
Algorithms power this matchmaking platform, suggesting the right people for specific jobs and companies, based on candidates’ and employers’ profiles. The company’s backbone took two years to build, launching in 2012. It was a bold move, but tenacity runs in the family.