BuyHive, the Hong Kong-based B2B global sourcing platform, has announced a strategic partnership with Xccelerate, the leading technology training platform, to upskill sourcing professionals across the world. Xccelerate, with offices in Hong Kong and Singapore, offers accessible, cutting-edge technology education to individuals, businesses, and societies.
Through this partnership, BuyHive’s sourcing experts will have the opportunity to improve their sourcing skills using the latest technology, making them more market-relevant and tech-savvy. The sourcing industry is rapidly evolving and the goal is to facilitate upskilling sourcing professionals as per the industry requirements.
The syllabus has been developed with a thorough understanding and analysis of the needs of companies including large retailers as well as new age D2C companies and their requirements of sourcing professionals. The professionals who complete the course will be awarded certification and special community benefits.
Minesh Pore, co-founder and CEO of BuyHive, stated, “Sourcing professionals were severely impacted during the pandemic, turning to technology to earn a living. Today, tech-enabled sourcing has become mainstream, and our partnership with Xccelerate aims to empower all sourcing experts on our platform with the skills they need to succeed.”
Lavine Hemlani, Founder, CEO & Chairman of Xccelerate, added, “We are excited to partner with BuyHive to prepare the sourcing industry for the digital future. Our goal is to upskill 5,000 sourcing professionals over the next five years, securing employment and cementing our industries for a better, more abundant future.”
Xccelerate was founded to address the tech talent gap in Hong Kong, offering courses in AI, Blockchain, Software Engineering, Cyber, and Design. With over 40,000 alumni and a presence across the APAC region, Xccelerate drives outcomes for individuals, enterprises, and governments through live mentors, proprietary content, and full-stack software.
BuyHive offers Expert-Assisted Sourcing, connecting buyers with independent sourcing experts in leading markets, who have professional work experience in identifying the best suppliers. The service is targeted at small to mid-sized retailers and D2C brand owners and has recruited over 5,000 independent sourcing experts listed on its platform.
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