Monday, June 17, 2024

Yohannes ‘Jay’ Balcha


Name: Yohannes ‘Jay’ Balcha

Education: Master’s in Housing and Sustainable Development

Company name: Jay Graphics PLC

Title: Digital painter, Graphics designer and General Manager

Founded in: 2012

What it does: Makes affordable digital painting and printing services

HQ: 2nd floor, Hager building

Number of employees: 1

Startup Capital:   15,000  birr

Current capital:  Growing

Reasons for starting the business: Passion for creating digital painting

Biggest strength: Being creative

Biggest perks of Ownership: Time flexibility

Plan: Be the go to company for all digital painting needs

Biggest challenge: Digital painting is a new concept and informing people about it

First career: Architect

Most interested in  meeting: Barack Obama

Most admired person: My father

Stress reducer: Watching movies and series

Favorite past-time: Watching movies and series

Favorite book: “Do the work” by Steven Pressfield

Favorite destination:  New York

Favorite automobile: Tesla Model 3

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