Hyderabad

BridgeLabz plans foray into city

To set up a Maker Lab in the next 6-12 months

BridgeLabz, a start-up from Mumbai that imparts coding skills to fresh engineers thus making them job-ready, plans to make a foray into Hyderabad.

The company would be setting up a Maker Lab, on the lines of such facilities it has in Mumbai and Bengaluru, in Hyderabad in the next 6-12 months, chief marketing officer Manoj Barot said.

Explaining the work of BridgeLabz during an interaction here on Tuesday, he said it helped build real-world expertise via hands-on coding and real-time mentoring to fresh engineers in the emerging tech space. The Maker Programme it offers is a four-month fellowship programme, paid for the company that would hire the candidates on completion of the training.

The company does not charge the engineers and derives its revenue from the client-companies. Through the programme, engineers acquire new skills in product development. Once they finish the fellowship, the engineers are job-ready. The corporates have a choice of identifying prospective employees for the training. BridgeLabz provides custom-trained talent to tech companies based on their requirements.

Mr. Barot said the company trained 350 engineers last year and got them jobs. Upto September this fiscal, it trained and placed about 400 engineers and is hopeful of placing 1,000 more. Typically, the investment in each Maker Lab is estimated to be around ₹5 crore. After Hyderabad, where it has signed up two customers and in talks with more companies, BridgeLabz plans to expand operations to more cities. On fund-raising plans, he said the company was in discussion with investors to raise $1 million.

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