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A digital transformation specialist, he contributes to the evolution of the agro-industry with technological solutions that boost efficiency, ensure food safety, and promote economic growth.

Bertrand Foffe (photo) is one of the co-founders and the CEO of Jangolo, a startup revolutionizing the agricultural landscape through the power of digital technologies. A Cameroonian-born, he founded the company with Rodrigue Kwanga and Paulin Nguekam.

Established in 2016, Jangolo serves as a bridge between farmers, agro-industries, restaurants, and consumers, fostering a transparent and efficient agricultural value chain. The company aims to reduce post-harvest losses and facilitate access to information for farmers and agribusinesses. It also seeks to ease market access for local producers by digitizing agro-food value chains.

"Our goal is to transform the African agro-industrial landscape, making it more productive, sustainable, and technologically advanced. Jangolo envisions a future where every stakeholder has access to the tools for success," reads the startup's LinkedIn page.

Bertrand Foffe graduated from Fontys University of Applied Sciences with a bachelor's degree in Information and Communication Technology in 2012. He began his professional career in 2013 at GasTerra, a natural gas and green gas wholesaler, as a software engineer.

He later held software engineering positions at several energy companies such as Powerhouse and Essent. He also worked as a solutions engineer at Philips, Rabobank, and Accenture, a company that helps large enterprises, governments, and other organizations build their digital infrastructure, optimize operations, accelerate growth, and improve citizen services.

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Posted On jeudi, 30 mai 2024 08:50 Written by

 

As a serial entrepreneur specializing in the logistics industry, he designs technological solutions to facilitate the transportation of goods in Africa.

Wilfried Dabire (photo) is an Ivorian entrepreneur and the founder/CEO of Eazy Chain, a startup that aims to revolutionize the logistics industry in Africa. Through that startup, he developed a digital logistics platform that enables small businesses to efficiently manage, track, and pay for their shipping operations on a global scale.

Founded in 2023, Eazy Chain is a digital freight company that simplifies the shipping process for goods via air, sea, and road, handling customs clearance and trucking. Its unique platform streamlines complex logistical workflows, providing an integrated solution for shipping and supplier payments.

Wilfried Dabire is also the founder and CEO of Togo Cargo, a company launched in 2020 that specializes in air, sea, road, and rail freight. Togo Cargo allows its clients to send and receive packages worldwide. The company offers warehousing, goods handling, and moving services, among others.

In addition to his businesses, Wilfried Dabire has been organizing TED conferences in Lomé since 2022. He is also the main organizer of the Climathon in Togo since 2023. He serves as the CEO of WillevaSalt Company, an Ivorian firm specializing in the distribution of salt and chemicals. Furthermore, he is part of the cabin crew of Asky Airlines in Togo and sits on the local board of the global network World Merit in Côte d’Ivoire.

The serial entrepreneur graduated from the Abidjan Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in accounting in 2007. He also holds a flight attendant diploma from the Ethiopian Aviation Academy, obtained in 2011, and a diploma in maritime studies from the Ocean Star Sailing Academy in South Africa, obtained in 2013.

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Posted On mercredi, 29 mai 2024 14:47 Written by

Bien qu’elle ait passé de nombreuses années aux Etats-Unis, elle reste très attachée à son pays, le Nigeria. Elle souhaite contribuer au développement de l’Afrique en créant des solutions technologiques qui facilitent l’accès aux services financiers pour tous sur le continent.

Fara Ashiru Jituboh (photo) est une informaticienne et une entrepreneure nigériane. Elle est la fondatrice et la présidente-directrice générale d’Okra, une start-up financière ouverte qui permet aux entreprises et aux développeurs du continent africain de créer des solutions financières innovantes.

Créée en 2020, Okra facilite l’interconnexion des comptes financiers des particuliers avec leurs applications préférées, tout en offrant aux entreprises un accès sécurisé aux données financières et aux paiements grâce à une intégration unique. Cette plateforme regroupe diverses institutions financières, y compris des banques.

La start-up sert de pont entre les entreprises, les institutions financières et les utilisateurs au sein d’un écosystème financier unifié et inclusif. L’objectif de l’entrepreneure et de son associé David Peterside, à travers cette entreprise, est de numériser les services financiers en Afrique.

Fara Ashiru Jituboh a grandi aux Etats-Unis. Elle est diplômée de la North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University où elle a obtenu en 2010 un bachelor en informatique. En 2014, elle a cofondé la start-up Shixels Studios, une entreprise de développement de logiciels, dont elle a été la directrice technique jusqu’en 2019.

Après l’obtention de son diplôme, Fara a travaillé comme analyste et développeuse d’applications chez JP Morgan Chase de février à juin 2011. Elle a également été ingénieure logicielle pour diverses entreprises, dont ImageQuix, GottaPark, Digital Additive, Dorsata et Pexels. En 2019, elle a travaillé comme consultante chez Canva qui venait d’acquérir Pexels.

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Posted On mardi, 28 mai 2024 16:33 Written by

As an experienced entrepreneur, he has demonstrated his skills and expertise in the information technology and services sector. He has led ambitious projects and provides innovative solutions to the current challenges facing Africa.

Chisepo Chirwa (photo) is a Zambian computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Bosso, a startup leveraging technology to facilitate construction.

Founded in 2022, Bosso offers an online platform where future homeowners can find all the products and services needed to build their homes. By partnering with manufacturers, hardware stores, developers, and contractors, Bosso aims to make housing more affordable in Africa.

The company also collaborates with financial institutions to help clients secure funding. It provides several options, including "buy now, pay later," traditional mortgages, and a "save now, build later" approach.

Before Bosso, Chirwa co-founded the mobile application Z’POS in 2016, which allows users to record their business transactions to easily track their company's performance. Initially the startup's COO, he served as CEO from 2018 to 2019.

Chisepo Chirwa holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Greenwich, London, earned in 2012. He was awarded the Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2021, completing business management training at Clark Atlanta University.

Between 2012 and 2015, Chirwa was a network marketing professional with Forever Living Products International Company. There, he established distribution and sales teams across Southern Africa for various health and beauty industry products.

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Posted On mardi, 28 mai 2024 13:15 Written by

A fervent believer in the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics to propel growth for businesses and institutions across Africa and beyond, he has channeled this passion into his startup, eWaati.

Fousseyni Dembele (photo) is a Malian entrepreneur and artificial intelligence and robotics expert. He is the co-founder and CEO of eWaati, a startup specializing in AI and robotics technologies. His mission, as stated on his LinkedIn profile, is "to create smart and interconnected solutions that promote the growth of private enterprises across all sectors globally."

Founded in 2019, eWaati offers facial recognition and data analysis technologies for various sectors, including public security, business management, finance, education, and marketing. The company aims to transform the daily operations of businesses, institutions, and public services in Mali and Africa.

eWaati's flagship solution is a digital system for managing employee attendance and work hours, equipped with facial recognition technology. This device, bearing the startup's name, aims to improve punctuality and security within companies and institutions. Additionally, eWaati offers eSchool, a comprehensive digital solution for school management.

Before eWaati, Fousseyni Dembele founded Heat Decision in 2018, a startup focused on providing IT solutions to help business leaders and managers make informed decisions. 

Fousseyni Dembele holds a master's degree in computer applications, obtained in 2017 from Djillali Liabes University in Sidi Bel Abbès, Algeria. Before venturing into entrepreneurship, he worked from 2017 to 2019 at NG System Technology, a company developing web and mobile solutions, where he held the position of software developer.

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Posted On lundi, 27 mai 2024 15:40 Written by

A logistics professional by training, he aims to facilitate the transport of goods in Africa. After accumulating several years of experience with various companies and transport organizations, he founded his own startup, Buur Logistics.

Amadou Dieng (photo) is a Senegalese logistics professional and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Buur Logistics, a startup operating in the transport and logistics sector.

Founded in 2019, Buur Logistics provides services for connecting and optimizing the transport of goods across North and West Africa. The company collaborates with over 3,000 African service providers and offers a tracking system that allows real-time location of trucks and goods.

Buur Logistics boasts a fleet of over 3,500 geolocatable trucks that can be mobilized at any time. The company also owns certified warehouses for goods storage and handles cargo for its clients. To date, it has served 3,200 clients across 120 different areas.

In 2021, Amadou Dieng was a laureate of the Orange Corners program and received support from the Orange Fab accelerator in Senegal in 2022. He will participate in GITEX AFRICA, held from May 29 to 31, 2024, in Marrakech, Morocco.

Amadou Dieng graduated from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, where he earned a higher technician diploma in logistics and port management in 2018, followed by a bachelor's degree in international trade and logistics development in 2019. He began his professional career in March 2018 at the Senegalese Consortium of Maritime Activities (COSAMA) as a port agent.

In November 2018, he joined DHL Global Forwarding, which provides air, sea, and land freight services, as a customs agent. In 2019, he joined Kemtar, a digital platform facilitating connections between transporters and professional or individual clients in West Africa, where he was the logistics operations manager.

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Posted On lundi, 27 mai 2024 09:56 Written by

A communications graduate with experience in Moroccan industry, she identified a gap in communication between healthcare providers and patients. To address this challenge, she and her team developed a mobile application aimed at streamlining these interactions.

Sabrine Zahroubane (pictured), a Moroccan marketing and communication specialist, is the co-founder and CEO of SehaLink, a healthtech company aiming to streamline communication between doctors, patients, and laboratories.

Zahroubane, who holds a master's degree in marketing from ESCA School of Management in Casablanca (2016), co-founded the company (originally Ta7alil.ma) in 2020 with Maryem Renaja. Rebranded as SehaLink in May 2024, the company seeks to address challenges patients face in retrieving test results and managing appointments.

The SehaLink app offers several features, including online appointment scheduling with healthcare professionals, digitization and archiving of medical records, receipt of test results and reports, and management of blood donation requests.

SehaLink's innovative approach has earned them a spot among startups exhibiting at GITEX Africa, taking place May 29-31, 2024, in Marrakech.

In addition to her role at SehaLink, Sabrine Zahroubane is an associate director at Digital & Creativity, a digital communication agency she founded in 2017 with Maryem Renaja. She also chairs the Lueur d’espoir Casablanca association, which works in humanitarian and medical fields.

Zahroubane's professional journey began in September 2016 as a project manager at Bonzai Agency, a brand design and maintenance company. In September 2017, she transitioned to advertising manager at Klem, a Moroccan communications firm.

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Posted On vendredi, 24 mai 2024 11:47 Written by

After earning her engineering degree and accumulating three years of experience in research and development, Marwa Moula decided to dedicate herself to entrepreneurship. In 2020, she founded her first company to revolutionize the e-commerce industry in Africa.

Marwa Moula (pictured) is a Tunisian DevOps engineer, digital marketing specialist, and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder and CEO of IleyCom, a social marketplace offering products crafted by entrepreneurs primarily based in Africa.

Founded in 2020, IleyCom provides African artisans with an omnichannel platform to sell their handmade creations, including traditional Berber clothing and culinary specialties. Its mission is to "reinvent fair e-commerce to create a more fulfilling and sustainable world, and we are committed to using the power of business to strengthen communities."

In addition to its marketplace, IleyCom runs an incubation program for young social entrepreneurs, helping them develop impactful projects and showcase their products.

Since Wednesday, May 22, 2024, Marwa Moula has been representing her startup at the VivaTech conference, which concludes on Saturday, May 25.

Apart from her work at IleyCom, Marwa Moula has served as the president of the association "La Tunisie De Demain" since 2020. This organization promotes the establishment of a social and solidarity-based economy (ESS) in Tunisia.

Marwa Moula graduated from the National Institute of Applied Sciences in Lyon, earning a master's degree in mechanical engineering in 2016, followed by a Ph.D. in materials science in 2020. In 2021, she obtained a DevOps engineering degree from Ib Cegos, a subsidiary of the Cegos Group, specializing in IT professional training.

Before venturing into entrepreneurship, Marwa gained extensive experience in France. In 2014, she was a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) engineer at STELIA Aerospace, a manufacturer of components for the aerospace industry. In 2015, she joined LaMCoS, a mechanical laboratory, as a numerical simulation engineer. In 2021, she became a research and development engineer at the University of Lille.

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Posted On vendredi, 24 mai 2024 10:40 Written by

A technology expert, he has over 15 years of experience working with international firms.  Since 2016, he is dedicated to facilitating access to energy for all Africans.

Abdala Dissa, a Burkinabe national, is a telecommunications expert and entrepreneur. He is one of the co-founders and the CEO of AliothSystem, a start-up focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency design and innovation.

Founded in 2016, AliothSystem established a domestic solar system (SHS) assembly unit to promote access to solar energy and advance renewable energy in Africa. Through a Pay-as-you-go system, the start-up enables users to pay according to their consumption, thereby helping rural inhabitants quickly access clean, affordable, and reliable energy.

AliothSystem's products are marketed under the brand "téréBox" in Burkina Faso. To date, the company has deployed over 3,500 domestic solar systems on behalf of the Ministry of Energy and the Burkinabe Rural Electrification Agency (ABER) over the past two years. The company aims to install one million SHS units by 2030.

Since May 13, 2024, the company has been participating in the third season of Orange Fab, organized by Orange Digital Center. Represented by its CEO, AliothSystem is attending the VivaTech conference in Paris, which has been ongoing since Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

Abdala Dissa holds an engineering degree in telecommunications and networks, earned in 2009 from Télécom Saint-Etienne. His professional career began in 2008 at N-SOFT, a technology company, where he served as a technical support engineer and project manager for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region.

In 2012, he became a senior core network engineer at the telecommunications and technology company SFR. The following year, he joined Ericsson as a senior core network engineer. In 2014, he moved to Hub One, a digital technology operator, where he worked as a senior core network operations engineer and then as a core network VoIP/ToIP architect from 2017 to 2020.

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Posted On jeudi, 23 mai 2024 13:16 Written by

A web developer, he is passionate about creating innovative solutions to address his clients' problems. He has already developed dozens of digital projects.

Mamadou Dieye, a Senegalese web developer, IT consultant, and entrepreneur, has founded Peelo, a startup specializing in creating chatbots for e-commerce and financial institutions. These chatbots are designed to boost online sales and automate customer support, revolutionizing commerce and communication with smart, no-code WhatsApp chatbots that make interactions with a broader audience easier.

Peelo's chatbots enable e-merchants and financial institutions to efficiently respond to customer messages and comments, thereby increasing conversion rates and collecting data to personalize the user experience. On May 21, 2024, Mamadou Dieye presented Peelo at the Orange Fab Demo event in France, and since May 22, he has been participating in the VivaTech expo, organized by the Les Echos-Le Parisien group.

In addition to Peelo, Mamadou Dieye is also the founder of Mojay.pro, a startup he founded in 2022 to assist established companies and startups in their digital transformation process by offering technology solutions tailored to their daily challenges. Through Mojay.pro, he has successfully completed over 50 projects.

Mamadou Dieye graduated from the University of Dakar’s Polytechnic School and began his career in 2016 as a programmer analyst at Agence 3W, a digital agency providing innovative communication solutions. In 2019, he joined the Impact Hub Dakar incubator as a business developer, and in 2021, he became a web development instructor at Go My Code, a startup that trains people in digital skills.

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Posted On jeudi, 23 mai 2024 12:16 Written by
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