Sometimes I wonder, what about those talented entrepreneurs who stay in their emerging-market country? In this episode we meet an entrepreneur in Venezuela, an emerging market – and one of the most challenging places to live and work today.
Moises Annicchiarico, co-founder of Teachlr.com, has visited America and other countries, but is proud to have started and grown Teachlr in Caracas, Venezuela. In this episode he shares his business and talks about some of the advantages and struggles of starting a company in a challenging environment.
Moises and his cofounder Ruben Benarroch, created Teachlr.com, in order to teach practical skills online, to people all over the world. Here are some key points of Teachlr:
- Popular courses include Excel, Adobe, many computer programming languages, Project Management, and yes, How to Teach a Course Online! Many courses are FREE, and the average price for the course is $19.00.
- Students love that they can directly communicate with their instructor, and can keep the content. Some course are one hour and others are over one hundred hours.
- Their most popular markets are students in Mexico, Spain, Columbia, Argentina, and the United States.
- If you have an expertise, you can teach your content there also?
- Over 400,000 students have taken courses at TEACHLR.
Their second business, called TEACHLR ORGANIZATIONS, serves companies and universities. It provides secure platforms for organizations to place their private content online, where they can teach their employees. Some of their high profile clients are: Avianca, pwc, and Telefonica!
So what are those fantastic advantages to starting your company in a difficult environment:
- You may be the only one providing a particular service.
- You may have access to larger customers
- You may have less competition for top talent to help you grow.
- You may be helping your country, and even poor people throughout your continent.
Moises explains how TEACHLR enjoys these advantages.
I’m so inspired by Moises, in whom you can see the roots of an immigrant entrepreneur.
Watch in the coming weeks for this interview in Spanish!