Connecting large enterprises with highly-skilled African creatives.

'At Meaningful Gigs, our AI driven - Creative Matching platform seeks to improve the hiring experience for big brands like Amazon, Google and Starbucks while ensuring that skilled Africans are connected to the right opportunities,'

- Ronnie Kwesi Coleman

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

My name is Ronnie Kwesi Coleman. I was born and grew up in Accra, Ghana. I have Ghanaian and Ukrainian heritage and these roots have shaped who I am today. Currently, I live near Miami, Florida, US with my family.

I'm the CEO and co-founder of Meaningful Gigs, and we pioneered Creative Matching using our AI-driven technology, connecting large brands like Google, Amazon and Starbucks with creative talent in Africa. I am on a mission to revolutionize how large enterprises connect with highly-skilled African creatives.

I played a key role in building StayNTouch, a hotel management software start-up that sold for $40 million.

What really drives me is my passion for redesigning the future of creative work and making a meaningful impact. In fact, our goal at Meaningful Gigs is to create 100,000 skilled jobs for Africans by 2028.

How did you get into this carrer, and how has the journey been so far?

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It has been quite a rollercoaster ride. I wanted to attend university in the US, in the hope that it would open doors to better job opportunities. So, I convinced my parents to let me pursue my dreams, and they even entrusted me with their life savings to make it happen. Unfortunately, life had other plans.

Although I joined university in the US, unexpected family circumstances forced me to drop out. It was a challenging time, and I had to take up odd jobs just to make ends meet. I went from selling office supplies door-to-door to working in the mailroom at Morgan Stanley. But it was during this tough time that a friend and future investor, Gerald Fils, came to my rescue.

Gerald saw the potential in me and told me, 'Hey, you're a smart guy. Don't let the lack of a college degree hold you back.' His words resonated with and encouraged me to enter the tech industry, starting with a sales position. As I navigated this space, I developed a deep admiration for founders and creators making a difference in the world. I wanted to do the same, but I wasn't sure where to start.

Then I stumbled upon...

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