There are many tech hubs in Africa, from iHub in Kenya to ActivSpaces in Cameroon. While we strive to make these peculiar spaces of creativity relevant to the economies and lives of the citizens, they will be more productive if they could mimic the infrastructures – both soft and hard – that existed even before Silicon Valley became a hub for tech innovation. Taking e-commerce as an example, it is a sector that can change the lives of developers and non-developers alike.
Popularly called ARREYB, Arrey Bate is one of Cameroon’s most prominent political bloggers, journalist and media consultant. Bate founded ARREYB Media some 15 months ago. But it has grown to become one of Cameroon’s most prominent and widely recognized media with a monthly viewership of more than 50.
Young, dynamic and talented Javnyuy Joybert keeps paddling across the waves of societal difficulties to see his dream come true. COSDEF is an African holding Social Enterprise with 4 subsidiaries. So far, the Cameroonian social enterprise has through its four startups spread across education, employment, finance, and ICT.
The Pan-African fintech company-MFS Africa recently announced its second close of Series B funding round. MFS Africa is a pan-African fintech company with the largest digital payments network on the continent. It connects mobile money systems to each other and to money transfer organizations.
Those working in agricultural development in developing countries have used the agricultural value chain concept since the beginning of the millennium. But agricultural value chain is increasingly used to describe approaches aimed at improving market prospects and improving profit margins. Value chain development is key and a great strategy to reduce rural poverty in developing countries.
In April last year, Rebecca Enonchong was elected AfriLabs’ Board Chair, replacing Nigeria’s Michael Oluwagbemi. The Firebrand advocate of both human and digital rights has stepped into the United Nations Africa Digital Identity Advisory Board. As a member of the UN Africa Digital Identity Advisory Board, she is expected to share her know-how on digital technologies to the board alongside Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
European economies stand strong today because its citizens were encouraged and are still being encouraged to embrace entrepreneurship. We, Africans have been blessed with natural resources and human skills. All these, if properly harnessed and used, the rest of the world will envy us.
Silicon Valley is unquestionably the world’s largest tech hub, home to many startups and global technology firms. Until recently, Rwanda has proven to be one of the world’s fastest-growing economies as it constructs the Kigali Innovation City (KIC) which is poised to become Africa’s own Silicon Valley. The Kigali Innovation City, a Private-Public Partnership between the Rwandan government and Africa50, an infrastructure investment platform, will serve as Africa’s Silicon Valley.
Snail farming is one of the top interesting business opportunities on the continent and Cameroon in particular. Their high protein, low fat, and cholesterol content make them a nutritional favorite. The high demand for snails at home and abroad has created an opportunity in the market.
This article was originally submitted to Afro Hustler by Mac Alunge, one of Cameroon’s most recognizable voices in the entrepreneurship and spoken-word poetry sectors. African countries have begun to lead the world in agriculture, technology, and innovation-based entrepreneurship. In a bid to create employment, eradicate poverty/hunger and build sustainable economies, Africa has seen the rise in entrepreneurship and business creation now more than any other time in its history.
The achievement of Benjamin Moukandjo as captain of the Football team qualifies him as a good leader with alluring leadership skills contemporary entrepreneurs need to copy. Cameroon is respected internationally when it comes to football. Unfortunately, Cameroon has not won this trophy since 2002 with a top notch captain like Samuel Eto’o not being able to bring the cup home.
Mbinkar Fomunyuy is Customer Service Consultant & Master Trainer. He is the CEO at Institute of Customer Service Cameroon and Cameroon’s Country Representative for American Certification Institute (ACI), USA. Today, Mbinkar will share with us why businesses fail in Cameroon and how to turn the figures.
Ivan Epstein, the chairman of the Sage Foundation shares with entrepreneurs the key lessons he has learnt over the years as an entrepreneur. 1. Data doesn’t tell you everything Most successful entrepreneurs trust their gut and instinct as much as they trust formal market research.
We now live in a digital age where Laptops and smartphones have become part of our daily lives. It’s evident that we have so much work to be done with the use of laptops and we sometimes run short of power or laptop’s battery run down so quick in an inverse relation to the task. There are a lot of things laptop users can do to squeeze more hours out
Early in December last year, the philanthropic organization, Better Breed Cameroon, launched a nation-wide essay writing competition for undergraduates. The aim was to get young people to write a 1000 – 1,500-word essay on pertinent issues concerning Cameroon. On March 16, 2018, winners of the 4th edition of the SRYWC called on young Cameroon writers to take the first giant step.