Dev Dialogues: Meet Emre Varol & Gedion Teshome

Meet Emre Varol and Gedion Teshome

May 21, 2023, 4:00 – 5:00 PM



Key Themes

Career Development

About this event

Emre Varol is the CEO of A2SV (Africa to Silicon Valley), an organization dedicated to empowering high-potential tech African students by providing them with education and connecting them with opportunities at leading tech companies. With a strong mission to bridge the gap between African talent and the global tech industry, A2SV focuses on equipping students with the necessary skills and resources to succeed in the competitive field of technology.

Prior to founding A2SV, Emre Varol had a background in notable organizations. He previously worked at Google, one of the world's largest and most influential technology companies. During his time at Google, Emre Varol gained valuable experience and insights into the tech industry, which he now brings to his role at A2SV.

Gedion Teshome is a Software Engineer and Full-stack developer specializing in professional web-backend engineering. He enjoys working on Design-Led projects and Data empowered developments, utilizing data to make strategic decisions. Gedion is an MLH (Major League Hacking) admission expert in addition to his other roles and interests. He was also part of Group 3 of Trainees of A2SV and a former student at AASTU. Outside of his regular activities, Gedion is a creative storyteller, voiceover artist, regular podcast guest, and business developer.


  • Lydia Abraham Firew

    Addis Ababa Science and Technology University

    GDSC Lead

  • Eyob Tesfaye

    Event Organzer

  • Merbebt Solomon

    Event Organizer

  • Biruk Mesfin

    Innovate Fusion

    Content Team

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  • Hiwot Kebede

    Communication Lead

  • Medina Nesro

    Addis Ababa science and technology university

    Event Organizer

  • Nebil Elias

    Web Technical Lead

  • Yoseph Zewdu

    Web Technical Lead

  • Abigail Fuad Hassen

    Project Manager

  • Fasika Gebrehana

    Project Manager

  • Ariyam Yilma

    Event Organizer

  • Abenezer Woldesenbet

    Project Manager

  • Ikram Awol


    Content Creator

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