The Rise of “SILICON MOUNTAIN” in Africa

The tech startup scene in Africa is burgeoning. Now innovation is being taught in schools, with the help of web platforms and Innovation Studios.

Tech hubs are opening all across the African continent and the startup scene is burgeoning. In Central Africa, Cameroon’s “SILICON MOUNTAIN” consists of tech hubs that aim at turning Cameroon into a world-class centre for IT investment.

Tech innovation and entrepreneurship are seen as ways out of poverty. In Cameroon, ActivSpaces (a tech hub) provides communities and infrastructure to support home-grown innovation.

The Silicon Mountain tech community is fast gaining popularity and it is catching the interest of different local and international media houses like Cameroon Radio and Television and BBC Africa Business Report.

In order for any country to become a leader in the tech space, innovation and critical thinking must be introduced at a school level. To this end, many schools are introducing “innovation labs” and “free vocational training” like Skademy, self-funded by founders or funded by governments or international organisations.

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