Young entrepreneurs & innovators across Cameroon are harnessing digital technology to develop new solutions to tackle social and economic challenges in Cameroon and make life easier. These startups are making a positive difference to people’s lives, communities and creating social change at a national level. These are some tech startups to watch out in 2017
Bongalo is a mobile app that helps to provide information about houses to let in the towns and cities of Cameroon. It also helps landlords to rent out their facility faster since it acts as a one stop for real estate dealers.
House searchers sit in the comfort of their homes and scrolls through varieties of houses and chooses which one to take based on price factors, locations, type, accessibility etc. A user downloads the app and installs, signs up by selecting just their town of interest which can be updated later in their account settings in case they need to change towns of interest. Once that is done, they are free to browse through available facilities in different locations of the chosen town. If they find what interests them, they contact the landlord and move on to strike the deal. In like manner, Landlords downloads and installs app, select their towns and goes ahead to upload their available houses to the app. Download the app now: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pijenda.idle.qx
TAKWID EXPRESS is a car pooling service where in we connect private drivers commuting between cities with passengers traveling the same route. Our users, both drivers and passengers and rigorously verified with their phone numbers, ID cards and driver’s license. We are the platform of trusted persons looking to share a ride between cities. As such, drivers save on fuel and make new friends. An easy sign up on the website gets you up and running in no time to post rides or book rides. Website: www.takwidexpress.com www.facebook.com/takwidexpress
3. Waky Share
Waky Share is a full service professional tech & digital marketing agency specializing in High touch Social Media Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Lead Generation, Content Generation, Email Marketing, Website Design, Web Development, Graphics Design, Digital Marketing Training to assist & provide simple, affordable & effective digital marketing service to startups, entrepreneurs, small businesses, corporate bodies & Individuals in Central African region to help grow and scale businesses locally & Internationally by crafting innovative user experiences and deploying creative digital marketing strategies that achieve awesome results. Through Waky Share’s Social Media Influencer’s initiative, brands in the Central African Region can create amazing relationship with their customers while increasing sales. Visit www.wakyshare.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Traveler’ is a software system comprising of an app (traveler app) and a ‘big data’ integrated cloud monitoring back-end system (firebase). The app converts mobile phones into speed, performance and accident detectors capable of tracking, tracing and reporting automatically reckless practices susceptible to cause an accident especially in public transport. When an accident unfortunately occurs, the app automatically detects it and sends a mayday SMS to hospitals, emergency services and other institutions about location and severity of collision detected. The app has a specialized algorithm which makes a smart phones sensitive to data concerning the speed, location, orientation, weather conditions, acceleration and Gforces. Website: www.traveler.cm/
Afrobuk.com is an All_In_One social network that connects people based on their interests and ideals in real time striving to satisfying all their social media and digital needs on a single platform. Afrobuk is a solution to multi application with optimized features for it’s users. Launching in September from buea Cameroon founded by Ndamo C. Ndamo, Kamga Simo, Mbiarambang Alain all Christians from Buea. Email: Info@afrobuk.com
Wikajobs is one of Cameroon’s innovative and unique off & online employment solution (Recruitment & Career Management Firm) for Cameroonian job seekers and employers, startups, NGOs, Project executors who need skilled employees, zealous volunteers & passionate interns. As an online platform, Cameroonian young people visit daily to have access to jobs, internships, volunteer positisions, conferences, seminars, trainings happening around their towns and cities included with exceptional career management services. Visit www.wikajobs.com Email: email@example.com
7. Eko Market Hub
Eko Market Hub (EMH) is the most ambitious online mall in Cameroon. The launched in February 2017 and their mission is to become the reference in term of market place in Central Africa. Indeed, they are the latest one stop online shopping mall that connects customers to variety of quality products at competitive prices, in a trustworthy and secure environment for buyers and sellers. Uncover endless selections and shocking deals from Fashion, Electronics, Arts, Home & Living, Sports & Leisure, Health & Beauty, Kids & Baby, Grocery, Services & Books including deal offerings like E-vouchers. EMH is an open marketplace operated by Africa Venture Group – a startup seeded by Africa Venture Lab LLC. EMH is a reliable and revolutionary e-commerce platform. Visit www.ekomarkethub.com
8. Maibeta Inc
Maibeta Inc through their online platform, connect you with the best technicians, handle all your home and office maintenance needs and manage your projects professionally and reliably. Nurturing innovation by expanding access to technical service providers in African Cities and generating much needed livelihood improving income for unemployed youth Visit: www.maibeta.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
CAMMICS is an innovative rural investment micro finance institution (FinTech Social Enterprise) using mobile technology to increase financial inclusiveness in rural areas among rural and semi-urban women and youths who are considered “unbanked” by formal financial institutions we are therefore transforming lives in rural areas “villages” by delivering access to financial services by leveraging on the mobile technology. Web address: CAMMICS. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Life share Blood Donate App
Life share Blood Donate is a mobile application initiated by Bamenda Institute of Technology (B.I.T). The mobile application will provide a sustainable solution to the difficulties in finding a suitable blood donor linking volunteer donors with patients, as well as providing a rich database of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies through the use of mobile telecommunication devices. Life Share Blood Donate is now available free on Google PlayStore.
Please visit (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cmrblooddonate&hl=ro.) To download the app .
We are currently working on an update which will comes along with USSD and SMS services that allows users without smartphones or with smart phones without internet to be able to use the application without necessary having to download it. Future updates will also include versions for IOS users.
CELBMD Africa Media Team