We are on a movement to create a new generation of African data scientists

Global emerging markets represent an untapped, vast opportunity for many businesses and organizations, however, the lack of credible consumer and market data often makes it difficult to address societal challenges. A recent surge in digital innovations is changing this while creating opportunities for analytics professionals.

Unfortunately, most organizations cannot find nearly enough analytical professionals to analyze the data collected for strategic decision making. Africa, meanwhile, has the youngest population and 7 of the 10 fastest growing internet populations in the world.

We founded Blossom Academy to create a pathway where top talent across Africa with diverse academic backgrounds can build the knowledge, skills, and abilities to reach their potential as analytics professionals and leverage those talents to contribute to the economic growth of their respective countries.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide untapped talent the analytical and leadership skills required to partake in the global economy.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create Africa’s most diverse and dynamic community of highly skilled and creative data-driven leaders who are able to affect change and promote progress.

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Our Core Values

We are a group of people with wide-ranging passions and aspirations, united by common values which are Grit, Resourcefulness, Integrity, First Principles Thinking, and Time Management.

Core Team

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Fabiana Rizzieri

Program Director

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Jeph Acheampong

CEO & Founder

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Jeremy Banning

Data Strategist

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Samuel Boakye

Lead Instructor

Teaching Team

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Sai Avala

Data Engineering Lead Mentor

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Xianghong Luo

Machine Learning Lead Mentor

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Tedros Sapara-Grant

Machine Learning Instructor

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Emmanuel Sekyi

Data Engineering Instructor

Advisory Team

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Rita Kusi, Human Resource

CEO, Kusi Consulting

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Robert Daniel, Industry Trends

Chief Sales Officer, Data Camp

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Shingai Majengwa, Curriculum Development

CEO, Fireside Analytics

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Tian Zheng, Curriculum Development

Chair, Department of Statistics at Columbia University

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Bart Poulson, Curriculum Development

Founder, datalab.cc

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Wale Akinfaderin, Machine Learning Program

Senior Data Scientist, Duke Energy & Google Developer Expert in Machine Learning

Partners & Sponsors

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