OPPORTUNITIES

The Making of Africa’s Silicon Valley

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.

Meet Arrey Bate, the Assiduous Entrepreneur and the Brain Behind ArreyB Media

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.

Javnyuy Joybert, Empowerment Strategist & Coach Organizes “A Date With Success” Event

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.

CEO of MFS Africa Speaks About Investing in Africa’s Fintech Sector

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.

The Cameroonian Farmer: 7 Major Challenges Plaguing the Tomato Value Chain

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.

UN Africa Digital Identity Advisory Board Welcomes Cameroon’s Tech Womanpreneur

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.

There’s No Better Life Abroad: Why African Youths Should Harness Their Skills

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.

Could Rwanda Be Leading the Construction of Africa’s Silicon Valley?

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 in Cameroon: How to Farm These Slow Creatures for Profits

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.

Get To Know Mac Alunge, the Brain Behind Strawacademy Africa

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.

Jan 13th, Deadline: Apply for NeXttel Startup Challenge 2017

NeXttel has taken a keen initiative to support and promote entrepreneurship in Cameroon. NeXttel Startup Challenge is a competition for startups, aimed at assisting duly registered Cameroonian startups with financial aids and necessary exposure. Nexttel Startup Challenge was launched in December 20, 2016 and will  run on to February 19, 2017.

Raise $1000 For Your Startup by Taking a Single Photo.

Welcome to IREX’s 5th annual Photo Contest! Enter now for a chance to win cash prizes totaling over $1,000. Cultivating Leaders – Photos should explore how diverse leaders strive to serve others and drive change at every level of society. Strengthening Institutions – Photos should demonstrate how institutions build just, prosperous societies 

Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2017. €200,000 Grants, Apply!

Are you an innovative entrepreneur? Take your business to the next level with Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards. These partners recently announced the launch of the 2017 Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs (USLYE) Awards. The awards aim to celebrate and support people under the age of 35 years who are working on a unique product, service or application.

Apply for the Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2016

Every now and then opportunities pop up here and there for us to make use of. The Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2016 edition has called for applications to be submitted. The Appsafrica innovation Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa.

Graduate or Non-graduate? Become ECOWAS Next Employee

ECOWAS parliament is doing massive recruitment for graduates and non-graduates. Should anyone succeed to go through the recruitment exercise, he or she would be required to work either in Abuja or Lagos as stated by the different job positions. The deadline for the submission of applications for all the positions listed below is June 22, 2017.