Our Mission

Connecting brilliance with opportunity

Our story

Think.iT is on a mission to activate the largest market of untapped brilliance and empower extraordinary minds to shape the future of technology. We live in an emerging world, where mind power and human capability are the driving forces of the planet. Yet, one of the greatest source of these forces, the African continent, remains largely unconsidered.

The evolving human cloud has the potential to profoundly change the nature of work and we are at the forefront of this seismic shift. That’s why we direct our attention, resources and passion to hubs of brilliance in order to upscale an entire generation of extraordinarily bright minds.

We invest in North Africa’s most talented software engineers, thereby helping companies tap into new talent pools and build high-performing tech teams. We leverage a proven, data-driven approach to recruiting and developing talented engineers before integrating them as full-time distributed team members in international tech teams. Think.iT is providing a solution to solve the global talent shortage, while building a generation of tech change-makers in North Africa.

The founders

Mehemed Bougsea

Mehemed Bougsea

Product Visionary

Mehemed has worked as a strategy consultant to GIZ and the German, Tunisian and Libyan government. He has been specializing on the socio-economic development of youth in regions with elevated unemployment rates across Africa. Prior to Think.iT, he built and led the country office of Kiron Open Higher Education in Turkey. He is a fellow of the Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and holds an MPA in Development from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Amel Abid

Amel Abid

Innovation Architect

Amel has led the development of cloud technologies at Amazon and served as the Civic Tech Ambassador of Microsoft’s Innovation Team in New York. She is the former founder and director of Al-Montada, a Tunis-based NGO, and is passionate about the intersection of tech and social impact. Previously working with Ashoka, she is well connected in the social entrepreneurship scene, both in Tunisia and internationally. Amel holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Philosophy from Columbia University.

Joscha Raue

Joscha Raue

Customer Champion

Joscha brings in 9+ years of experience working with successful entrepreneurs e.g. at Startupbootcamp or Outfittery and is well connected in various startup ecosystems across Europe. At Enactus Cologne he built up a team of 55 people working on social impact projects. He is passionate about tech, social innovation and customer centered solutions. Joscha is a fellow of the Foundation of German Business and holds a M.Sc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and CEMS Master in Management from ESADE Business School.


In the news