SEEDS THINK-TANK - CAMEROON, DOUALA, 21July 2018
African Startups incubation & Acceleration: Opportunity or threat?
© 2018 by SEEDS - Music by Scott Holmes
"Votre premier ennemi si vous souhaitez réussir en tant qu'entrepreneur c'est le comfort."
The discussion was moderated by Cedric Motchebong introducing NOKIA's Steve Pentang as a board member of the THE SEEDS UNLEASH network; an organization of the Cameroonian diaspora that acts by helping and supporting future leaders through practical training, THINK-THANK events and mentoring. Steve insisted that being a co-founder of THE SEEDS UNLEASH is not because he is the smartest or the best but because the diaspora is willing to share and interact with Cameroonians and Africans fellows and find ways to collaborate.
“The most important factor in leadership is the values you have.”
THE SEEDS UNLEASH co-founder Armel Djeukou of AIRBUS explained the importance of #bigdata in optimizing maintenance and reducing costs for airlines. Introducing the importance of young startups particularly from Africa in big worldwide well-established companies, he showcased the situation of AIRBUS in their innovations strategies.
“It only works when airlines share their data.” And most importantly,
"Le monde a besoin de vous."
4 startups gave insight into their work discussing the additional values and the challenges of their solutions. Speakers included Achile Nghukam of iDJANGUI, Minettte Lontsi of FOUTOO, Emmanuel Assomb of OUICARE and finally Jorel Zambo of CHEKCHE.
The event closed up with a lunch session for networking allowing the participants to connect to each other and exchange on their business ideas.