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.
Rofur Mbunkur is one of Cameroon’s leading urban snails farmer. The snails farmer disclosed to AfroHustler his vision of growing snails on a large scale, branding, packaging and distributing to sustain the consistent upping demand. This urban farmer runs his snails farm in the economic capital city of Douala- nearness to a huge ready market.
Until now, Buea has moved from being a tech hub and is gradually becoming a general-purpose hub of Cameroon. Unlike other industries, the clothing industry is almost going unnoticed, but that is soon changing and it’s changing really fast for the clothing/fashion industry with Louis Fame stepping into the business world. Louis Fame Clothing (an international clothing brand) intends to launch its first ever fashion exhibition show in Cameroon, Buea to be precise.
Getting your business noticed is probably not a hard thing to do but it turns out many businesses still find it really hard to get their businesses lingering in the minds of their audiences. If your business is not yet blogging, it’s time you get started if you need to take your business to the next level. A blog is a really easy-to-use platform for connecting with and sharing timely information with your clients and it’s probably your most direct communication channel with your business audience.
Almost every startup or small business today has a website where they list their products and services, talk about what they do and why anyone should connect with them. In the past few years, we’ve all seen how mobile has overhauled desktop both in search and usage. Small and medium-sized companies have successively been forced to optimize their websites (for those who cared to have one) for the
Collaboration between competitors has become a new trend in the business industry. One of the many reasons for that is competition. Entrepreneurs may want to start writing their failure post-mortem stories before they even start the business.