The Up and Coming TECH CAMpreneurs…..
If you don’t know yet then today you do..Buea is the Up and Coming Tech Hub!!Two entrepreneurs based in Buea were featured recently in the VC4Africa’s Trending Ventures.
What makes Buea an ideal location for a Tech Hub?
Location, Location, Location: Talent pool (from institutes and university) check. With the University of Buea, Pan African Institute and now the University Institute of the Diocese of Buea…It should have an excellent talent pool!
Proximity to Business and Transport Hubs check.
Tech Incubator check. Active Spaces is a technology and business incubator in Buea.
Smart, determined and ambitious “geeks” check check check.
Here are some of the up and coming Tech CAMpreneurs…….
Mambe Churchill Nanje – CEO AfroVision, Njorku
Mambe Churchill Nanje a self taught, award winning Cameroonian software developer turned entrepreneur who started his career at age 19 as an instructor at the Trustech Institute of Technology then later founded AfroVisioN Group.A pioneer in the software services and solutions related business in Buea, he has trained a lot of guys who went ahead to start up their own businesses. He is currently investing heavily into the Job search engine for Africa Njorku – www.njorku.com
Quincy Kwende and Nara Lawrence – “The WasaMundi Crew”
The name WasaMUNDI is derived from the Bantu language; Douala in the Littoral region of Cameroon. It means Search Earth or Find the World. Wasamundi seeks to be an information portal for local content, take businesses online and create a better venue to connect people with local businesses. For more than a year, we have been building tools to further our mission.
Products: wasaMUNDI (www.wasamundi.com): On wasaMUNDI you can find businesses, products, places, services and people in Cameroon. We have come up with tools to help users find and interact easily with businesses; we have organized businesses and places by categories, towns and special search criteria. We permit users to talk about the businesses they have been to, rate their experience, add pictures, and share on social media. We also permit business owners to control their businesses. Presently we support 5 towns (Buea, Limbe, Douala, Yaounde and Bamenda).
wasaTEXTO (www.wasatexto.com): Africa’s future is mobile. Internet connectivity is still a luxury who now have mobile phones thanks to its affordability these days. So, how does a business communicate their events, market, product and service offers to someone where ever they are?
In Cameroon, this is mostly possibly through text messages. wasaTEXTO has its own Bulk SMS client, aside from its primary objective which is for the quick dissemination of information to businesses and people on wasaMUNDI. A user on the platform can save their contacts and send SMS worldwide from this product.
wasaME (www.wasa.me): meaning Find Me, is a URL shortener (the first made by Cameroon). It also gives businesses a unique Web ID online which is better than a phone number. This establishes a connection between online and offline by providing the businesses with a prestigious business card.
wasaHOSTEL (www.wasahostel.com): is a solution for students around University areas of Cameroon to find where they can live and easily socialize in the area where they live.
It’s about student-hostel listing with pictures, contacts of owners, location of the hostel, and the comments and stories about them.
Their goal is to expand to other countries in Central and West Africa.
Colong Valery Nyiwung – MD, AGRO-HUB
Our market development process which is built around an engagement (SMSTweets & SMS based ICT) platform, involves collaborating with the farmers on a shared purpose to deliver new services to new and existing customers in the agricultural sector of Cameroon.
Valery has firsthand experience working with the farmers with his parents as early as 8 until 19.
His farming experience together with his ICT career gave birth to his initiative – AGRO-HUB.
Fua Tse – CEO, Zinger Systems
Thumbs up to the up and coming Tech CAMpreneurs….The Sky is NOT the limit. Keep up the great work!