Njorku was named among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Africa for 2017. Njorku is a Cameroonian startup based in Buea, Cameroon, a city named by BBC as “Silicon Mountain, Africa’s next tech hub”.
Fast Company is a leading American progressive media brand with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership and design. Amongst it’s several publications and magazines, Fast Company releases a yearly list of most innovative companies.
This year 2017, the list marks it’s 10th annivessary with companies like Amazon.com, Facebook, Nigeria’s Andela and Silicon Mountain’s Njorku among the few companies to make the list.
Njorku.com is the largest job search engine in Africa founded by Mambe Nanje Churchill, a self-taught software engineer who believes in technology entrepreneurship. Njorku plays an important role in the life of African job seekers. The job search platform enables users to discover relevant jobs from search queries and the platform also sends relevant job recommendations to subscribers who upload and update their CVs regularly.
Njorku presently suffers alongside other startups based in Buea Cameroon as the Cameroonian government has cut of internet connection from the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon for political reasons.
Cameroonian startups and techies in the South West and North West Regions have continuously shown how they can stand above these difficult times. Just like Njorku.com, Collins Nji, a 17 years old from the North West Region of Cameroon was announced as the Grand Prize Winner for Google Code-In on the 30th of January 2017. Collins is the first Black and first African the Google Code-In Grand prize.
Congratulations to Njorku.com, Collins Nji and all entrepreneurs struggling with their heads above the drowning waters to not just survive, but emerge victorious in the international tech and business communities.