EkoLance helps you start working in Blockchain

Our Team

EkoLance was created by Maria and Modupe, who met during a blockchain training in early 2021. They realized that for the last 2 years, Blockchain development has been the most sought-after skill on LinkedIn, and statistics show that globally female developers are still less than 10%.

And so, to bridge this gap and increase diversity in the sector, Ekolance was born.

We see the growing demand for Blockchain professionals in all business sectors and have now chosen to rise to the occasion by training talented people in the new blockchain professions and creating employment opportunities for them. Now we have student communities in Africa and in India, and we are growing every day.


Our Vision

We want to make the blockchain industry more diverse and bring more women and professionals from emerging countries to it.

We contribute to closing the gap for competent blockchain professionals.

Our Mission

To be the gateway between the traditional industries and blockchain for professionals from emerging economies. We help them build competence and work experience and enable them to start working in the blockchain space.

About us


Maria Eneva-Olms

Maria is the founder of the blockchain experts' community Ledger Nation. She is a financial services professional with over 8 years of experience in consulting banks, asset managers and insurance companies on technology topics. Maria specializes in investment strategies with crypto currencies and DeFi, as well as financial services in the Metaverse.

She is the author of articles about crypto investing as well as frequent speaker and moderator at blockchain conferences. She is the creator of the YouTube Channel "Ledger Nation".

Maria is Board Member of the Global Blockchain Women Alliance.

Maria lives in Frankfurt, Germany with her son and husband.

Modupe started her working career in 2006 at Pfizer UK, as a Quality Operations Executive. In 2010 she went back to live in Nigeria and

pivoted into learning and development, capacity building and training.

In 2018 she started investing in cryptocurrencies. Modupe is Certified Cryptocurrency Compliance Specialist. She is the African Lead of the Global Blockchain Women Alliance.


She is training coordinator of the Pan-African tech foundation, focused on training Africans in blockchain- our motto is “leave no African behind”. Modupe is the African Hub Leader of the International Blockchain Stampede as well as Vice President of SheFAB.

Modupe lives in Port Harcourt, Nigeria with her three daughters and husband.