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ZOL Startup Challenge Finalists: FUNZA

With just two days left before the ZOL Startup Challenge finals, this short series is profiling each of the five finalists in the challenge, exploring what they hope to achieve and how they intend to do so. 

Startup: Funza
Product: Software Online recruitment
Individual: Escar Kusema
Sector: Human Resources
Product Summary: A social venture seeking to boost jobs at the grassroots level
Product Status: Concept

Funza is an online recruitment platform targeted at grassroots recruitment. It is the only concept stage startup to qualify for the finals. According to the information submitted by Escar, Funza will:

  • Assist employers to identify and attract qualified staff
  • Assist unemployed or self-employed people to DEVELOP their personal entrepreneurial /business skills
  • Assist jobseekers to search for vacancies and to learn how to be competitive for highly sought-after jobs
  • Work with communities to provide sustainable income generating opportunities

Escar concludes will also provide its development, placement and consultancy services in the greater sub-region.

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