MindSky

East Africa's Members-Only Talent Marketplace. Find your next great hire!
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MindSky is a members-only talent platform for high-performing professionals in East Africa, connecting them to exciting jobs not advertised anywhere else.

Our Story
Hiring great teams is not easy. It is one of the main challenges we faced at our sister company, the Akilah Institute.

We received hundreds or thousands of applications for every job opening, many from unqualified candidates. Advertising our job postings on free or cheap job boards actually carried many hidden costs because of the endless hours our small team spent reading and sorting applications. Paying for expensive recruiting firms did not always yield good results because there are no uniform criteria for what constitutes a good candidate.

When we spoke with other hiring managers in the region, we realized our challenges are not unique, and that many other employers face similar pain points. At the same time, there are so many qualified applicants in the market who are having trouble standing out from all the noise. Clearly, there is a disconnect between talented job seekers and the employers who are so eager to hire them.

Our Mission & Vision
We’ve created a solution — MindSky – an exclusive talent community of top candidates with access to the best jobs and opportunities in Rwanda. Our mission is to connect employers to vetted professionals, simplifying the hiring process and making it easier for talented people to build great careers.

MindSky’s talent marketplace is much more than a typical job board, where any company can post, and anyone can apply. The result? Outdated job postings, fake companies, and hiring managers who are inundated with thousands of applications, so that qualified applicants never find their way to the top.

At MindSky we screen candidates to identify excellence, work ethic, and social aptitude. If accepted onto MindSky, we match them with job opportunities at companies we personally vet to ensure they are legitimate. When hiring managers receive applications from MindSky candidates, they pay extra attention.

MindSky was built by the team behind the Akilah Institute, a women’s college in Rwanda. A portion of our profits is donated to support scholarships for young women at the Akilah Institute. MindSky directly contributes to economic development by assisting companies to hire qualified professionals, and empowering job seekers to find meaningful careers.

MindSky is a members-only talent platform for high-performing professionals in East Africa, connecting them to exciting jobs not advertised anywhere else.

Our goal is to connect employers to proven client-facing professionals and remove the hassle from hiring.

  • Ehughes 66 round
    Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes
    Co-Founder & CEO
    Elizabeth is the CEO and Co-Founder, along with Dave Hughes of the Akilah Institute in Rwanda. The institute, open exclusively to young women, issu...
  • Anastasia round
    Anastasia Uglova
    Co-Founder & Vice President
    Anastasia oversees MindSky technology, product, marketing, and content. Prior to launching MindSky, Anastasia was the Communications Director at A...