Hana Qerimi and Darsej Rizaj, co-founders and leaders of the Digital School and StarLabs, were special guests on Radio Urban FM’s Terminal Podcast, where they shared with listeners the inspiring stories of the two companies, starting with their earliest days, education of children from the age of 8 to 18 years old in the field of programming, support and employment of programmers, influence in this sector at the local level, and up to worldwide success.
Initially, they described the first steps toward their creation of the Digital School seven years ago, which began with a concept to create a course for children and young people where they would learn programming languages, an idea that began with a budget from their savings and the assistance of family members, always with the goal of developing a school of the greatest possible size.
“At the time, we saw a great lack of programmers in Kosovo, so our idea was to create a school where children of early ages could learn about technology and programming, so we began with awareness campaigns about learning programming, and the first students began to show successful results with the development of their applications,” Hana explained.
Like every entrepreneurial journey, Hana and Darsej also experienced many obstacles during their path, but the two enthusiastic young individuals continued with their energy and enthusiasm to develop two significant companies.
One of the key success factors for Digital School and StarLabs was the ability to develop a strong and committed workforce, which allowed their company to be innovative and give excellent solutions to clients.
Darsej moved on to discuss StarLabs’ current customers and the services we offer in software development, software testing, customer support, and technical support.
“We work with many countries with StarLabs, including the main partner we have for the Digital School, which is Berlitz. As StarLabs, we provide IT services, we assist them in all their needs. Berlitz is in over 500 locations, we develop websites and the products they have. We also have clients in America who deal with the production of jewelry. We also have clients in Europe for event management, which are part of the gaming industry and other technologies.”
During the discussion, it was also pointed out the success story of Digital School and StarLabs in the European Parliament that was mentioned by the president of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani, which highlighted our worldwide success from a local startup into a global brand with over 500 locations across the world and also contributed to making Kosova a leader in the region in the technology area.
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