Marvin Collins Hosea
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Marvin started Apps:Lab in 2017. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on Apps:Lab?
Briefly, about how we started the company, I went to Moi University and studied computer science. During my time at university, I used to train other students on campus how to develop software, basic programming to be precise. We teamed up with some of the students who were good at software development and we wanted to share these skills with the world, a year later after graduating, we started Apps: Lab as a company and not a software training organization.
The best decision I have made since we started the company is being transparent and let everyone run the company.
We worked on Apps: Lab as a side project for about one year, with our team contributing to local meetups and tech community. 2018 July we got our first client from Uganda who paid us $4,500 to develop a high school multi-vendor software. And that’s how we started our company officially, though the company was incorporated in 2017 February.
After our first client, we went full time. We started receiving other clients and it was a new experience and responsibility that we had to deal with. This was overwhelming because the team was small, we were seven co-founders with a computer science background. None of us knew anything about management, running a company or budgeting all those activities that involve running a business and we had to learn on the job.
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