In 2009, when our founder, Aurelie Neufkens set out for Jakarta and the unknown-to-her Asia Pacific Region, she never intended on starting her own business. She just wanted to find a way to get most out of her life, see new places and experience new cultures. ​

During her career as a teacher she mastered what people do best, is engage, understand and empathize with other people. The support, understanding and encouragement given during learning experiences within communities is what helps people to reach their potential and allows them to create more value together than they can individually.

At lot of potential was left untapped because there was a disconnection between communities of practice. Therefore in 2017 she decided to analyse the market potential of building a network of communities that truly reflects the capabilities of people. Short after GapAble was founded with the mission to share trends and insights of employees their learning experiences that tells our customers what to do next to maintain or improve organizational capabilities.

WHY HAVE YOU FOUNDED GAPABLE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA?​​

MEET 
THE 
FOUNDER

Not long after I arrived in 2009, I felt in love with the passion and energy that was available in the region. Across Asia, millions of talented people have migrated from rural areas to the capital in search of better opportunities. Many I met are aspiring youth who believe the harsh conditions that they are currently living in are just a transitional phase in their life until they gain the financial means to enter a better phase. These adventures are hard and are an unfair mix of love and hatred where everything comes at a price for the sake of a brighter future. All those people were all dealing with the same struggles and aiming for the same bright stars. But their learning efforts weren't always visible in their CV. It is those experiences inspired me to choose which solutions we are building at GapAble.​

LX IS THE 'IT' WORD IN GAPABLE'S SOLUTION. WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT?​​

MEET 
THE 
FOUNDER

Creating a life from nothing in a foreign culture requires a degree of curiosity, an appetite for risks, a sense of determination and a lot of willingness to adapt to change. Human beings are work in progress that mistakenly think that they are finished. We vastly underestimate how much change we experience during our pursuit for a brighter future. In an age of disruption, this work in progress has never been so disruptive. We just don’t realise the magnitude of all those learning experiences because we don't have the tools to measure it. People need to have the chance to connect with co-workers in a unique way and showing appreciation for the capabilities they bring to table to gain a competitive advantage. If we don't start focusing on the learning experience and how they create new capabilities, a lot of brilliant ideas will never be executed and turnover rates will stay high.

DO YOU HAVE THE EXPERIENCE TO SURVIVE IN THE SOFTWARE INDUSTRY?​​

MEET 
THE 
FOUNDER

I didn’t imagine a career in the software industry and I lost count on how many times I felt stupid because I was exposed to new ways of doing things and methods I didn’t even know existed. One day you just decide to walk the path and connect the dots that puts you in a unique position of knowing a solution to a need that hasn't been satisfied. The software industry is a crowded and a competitive marketplace, but I gained the grit and the credit to stay in the race.  All it takes is my great team, the ability to modify our capabilities to market needs and the stubborn refusal to quit when all opportunities haven’t been explored.