On Saturday, July 23, 2016, the second edition of the Pitch Day 237 was held in Douala, Cameroon. The event was organized by the African Centre for Technology, Innovation and Ventures Spaces (ActivSpaces) in association with the Cameroon Angels Network (CAN). The event was an opportunity for the public to discover promising projects in the field of technology in Cameroon.
One of the selection criteria for the winners of the event focused on the potential of a project that would benefit the majority of Cameroons. The winners of the Pitch Day 237 prize, will have to participate in the ACTIVATION BOOTCAMP (a follow-up and startup acceleration program). The bootcamp is estimated at FCFA 4.6 million, which includes the FCFA 1 million cash prize.
Four of the twelve startups were selected as winners and recipients of the “ACTIVATION BOOTCAMP.” The four selected projects are:
– KEMI STORE, an online platform that allows you to order products referenced on millions of online shopping sites and be delivered to Cameroon within 15 days.
– OZI PRESS, a digital kiosk for Cameroonian newspapers that can be viewed on smartphones or computers wherever we are.
– iDJANGUI, a mobile application to help manage financial transactions in a tontine.
– FELICITY, the best and easiest method to trade, customer loyalty and manage promotional campaigns.
Older startups like Viva and Djoss.tv, both winners of the previous edition of the Pitch Day BootCampactivitation 237 were able to report the progress of their project since last year.
Organized in the premises of ActivSpaces in Douala, located in Akwa, Douala Stock Exchange Face, Pitch Day 237 took place in a vibrant atmosphere. Present at the event were guests of honor like Rebecca Enonchong, Roland Kwemain, Eric Niat, Vice President AppsTech and Marvin Cole, CEO of Ovamba that served as sponsors for this second edition. The presence of representatives of the delegations of the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications was well noted and appreciated.
ActivSpaces is a Tech incubator that aims to create and develop an ecosystem conducive for technology development in Cameroon. As a non-profit organization, ActivSpaces assists startups in the field of Technology, offering a free work space, an internet connection and a mentoring program.
Founded in 2014, Cameroon Angels Network (CAN) is the first network of angel investors in Cameroon. CAN invests in all sectors and industries with a particular interest in technology