Young leader in recycling plastic waste in Côte d'Ivoire
The 35-year-old entrepreneur has embarked upon an adventure that might seem crazy in countries that give little thought to protecting the environment. Yaya co-founded the startup Coliba, which uses technology to recycle and reuse plastic waste via an online or mobile app or text message.
Christelle Jackson Ndongou set up Cameroon's first online grocer
Christelle Jackson Ndongou, age 27, is a young entrepreneur who created Sappgo.com, Cameroon's first online grocer. The home delivery service was launched by Christelle and her partner, a web developer, in September 2015.
Cameroon at the heart of innovation thanks to the CardioPad
The CardioPad is a touch screen tablet that reads the heart's physiological data and then sends it, via a mobile network, to a cardiologist in another location. No specific guidance is needed to use the device; even a person with basic training can handle the CardioPad.
A media watchdog in Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso
If being demanding is a personality trait, then it perfectly suits Fabrice Piofret. This 39 year-old company boss is also very passionate and a loyal friend. Driven by his passion for his job as a media watchdog, by his deep connections with Africa and the bridge he represents with France, he is continually on the move to promote this collaboration.
The new civil engineering and construction player in Cameroon
Pamela Nkeng has been back home for more than five years now, and runs the Bak’s Engineering family business, which specialises in civil engineering and construction. “Returning to one’s country of birth isn’t always easy, because you have to readapt to the environment. And often when you’ve arrived from elsewhere people expect even more of you, you’re tested to see if you can cope”, she says.
Patricia Zoundi: democratize money transfers in rural Cote d'Ivoire
She’s one of those female African entrepreneurs for whom I have tremendous respect. She’s a fighter. She’s there at the helm as if driven by a mission, by one of her favourite quotes: “Where I am defeated will become the scene of my victory”… I’m talking about Patricia Zoundi. She’s 42 years old, married with two boys and has a degree in business law from Ouagadougou University in Burkina Faso, as well as from Stanford.