BLNDED Founders | Jesus Salas

Finding the best and diverse team members to fill IT roles is now easier than ever thanks to CodersLink.

The Austin-based tech company works to match companies with the perfect remote and on-site support based on the company’s needs. Before being recommended to a company, each candidate goes through three reference checks and four assessments to ensure a successful match.

Take a moment to learn more about Jesus Salas and CodersLink.

Tell us more about your company and journey.

I was forced to bootstrapped CodersLink because I did not have a formal background and I was a foreign national. Therefore, I was considered a risky investment. But thankfully, that has shaped CodersLink into what we are today.

We have been frugal and creative from the beginning and have found ways to hack growth with limited resources. We have grown a community of more than 3,000 developers in Mexico and our customers are located throughout different parts of the United States.

What problem are you trying to solve?

We are making it easier for tech companies in the U.S. to get connected to qualified developers in Latin America (LATAM).

What has been your biggest hurdle as an entrepreneur? What lessons have you learned?

Getting started has been the biggest hurdle. Even getting the first five customers was an obstacle since we did not have a track record.

Jesus Salas

What resources have helped you the most as an entrepreneur and as a business?

My team, mentors, referrals, our attitude and drive to always find a way of solving problems, and our entrepreneurial and business books have significantly helped us succeed.

What advice do you have for first-time entrepreneurs?

Be relentless. Be comfortable with not knowing all of the answers. Be okay with uncertainty.

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