On Tuesday 31 January, Orange Digital Center Cameroon hosted the first edition of Demo Day, a closing event of the Orange Fab start-up acceleration programme. This was an opportunity for the “startuppers” selected within the framework of this programme, to present their final project to the digital ecosystem, to convince potential partners/investors and to promote the entrepreneurial spirit.
This major event thus concludes 6 months (July to December 2022) of acceleration during which the 3 selected start-ups benefited from:
– An amount of 5 million CFA francs each to fund their operating activities.
– A business audit followed by personalised support and mentoring.
– Partnership opportunities with Orange Cameroon
– Connection with potential partners and investors
– Communication on their operating activities.
These three start-ups include:
1. Yvon Fanfe, CEO of the start-up SmartCode Group, who left partners spellbound with his Safe Move application. This application is a traffic safety application developed to improve the safety and convenience of urban and interurban transport for individuals.
2. Pyrrus KOUDJOU, CEO of the start-up ClinicAgro, who presented his innovative project for farmers: an agro-technical solution comprising a connected soil analysis kit that guides them to better choose which crops or fertilisers to use. The device is user-friendly, mobile, digital, affordable and provides instant results 24/7.
3. Thierry TAYOU, co-founder of the start-up OuiCare, presented his solution to the panel of investors and partners: a digital health record with a secure archiving system for patient data. It provides users with access to their data and/or a doctor 24/7. It equally connects patients and doctors to facilitate access to health services through its partnership network (pharmacies, specialists, hospitals and laboratories).
While appreciating Orange Cameroon for promoting entrepreneurship and small & medium enterprises, the Regional Delegate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicraft of the Littoral, Marie Balla, during a round table discussion preceding the start-up pitches, affirmed that her ministry is in support of any initiative that empowers the youths. She equally declared that the doors of her ministry are open to young project initiators.
This round table entitled “The importance of technological entrepreneurship in Cameroon” was moderated by Danielle MOUKOURI DJENGUE, lawyer and partner of the firm D.MOUKOURI & PARTNERS with the following as member of the panel:
– Olga SOUMAHORO, Secretary General, Orange Cameroon
– Diane BOULI, Communication and Entrepreneurship Manager, Orange Digital Center
– Marie BALLA, Regional Delegate of the Ministry of SMEs, Social Economy and Crafts
– Dr Bill-Erich MBIANYOR, Country Health Manager WASPITO
– Serge NTAMACK, Law and Technology expert and Investor.
After the round table, the founders of the 3 Orange Fab start-ups had the opportunity to discuss with potential investors and partners.
This was also an opportunity for them to present the scope of their work during a pitch session.
Through the Demo Day and the Orange Fab programme, Orange Cameroon thus reaffirms its commitment to entrepreneurship and the Cameroonian digital economy.
As declared by Olga Soumahoro, ” Digital economy is the future. We want to be one of its actors because we have understood that the digital economy is the future. The digital economy is a sure pillar for development. “
See you later this year for season 2 of this fully innovative project.
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