Startup Weekend Women - build startups in female inclusive environment Douala

    Friday, February 16 - 11, 2018


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Startup Weekend Women - build startups in female inclusive environment Douala

Friday, February 16 - 11, 2018



Friday, February 16 - 11, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

ActivSpaces
Boulevard de la Liberté
Akwa, immeuble Tecno à côté de l'immeuble SOCAR
Douala, Cameroon Région du Littoral

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Global Startup Weekend Women Douala

Global Startup Weekend Women? The Global Startup Weekend Women is an international initiative led by Paris, with the aim of fostering more diversified and inclusive entrepreneurial actions, and of promoting the impact of women in entrepreneurship. By strengthening and connecting Startup Weekend Women communities around the world, we are creating a wave that encourages women around the world to embrace entrepreneurship and technology, and build a society that resembles them.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday February 9th


6:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday February 10th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday February 11th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
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Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Douala is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Colbie
    Medjom
  • Elodie
    Nonga
  • Arielle
    WANDJI
  • Alida
    Ebo'o

Facilitators


Gilles LEWAT
Founder / CEO Youth Business Cameroon

Founder & CEO of Youth Business Cameroon, Gilles LEWAT is a Global Startup Weekend Facilitator and also an Entrepreneurship Development Certified Expert and Certified Coach Manager


Alida Ebo'o
Team lead #DoualaSWAI, Entrepreneur/ZEMAWorld, Inspire Cameroon Community

"Alida Ebo'o is a young Cameroonian entrepreneur aged 22, a student in engineering at the Douala Faculty of Industrial Engineering. She is a greatly passionate about new technology and launched for this purpose various academic and extracurricular clubs and associations, the most important one being the international technology Association INFINITY SPACE CAMEROON (https://www.facebook.com/groups/infinityspace/) where she is charge of communication. Since she is very enterprising, she embarks on entrepreneurship and founded INSPIRE CAMEROON Community(https://www.facebook.com/inspirecamer/ ), a community within the ACTIVSPACES incubator (http://activspaces.com/), an entrepreneurship project to promote youth empowerment. She inspires young people to self-employment and entrepreneurship by portraying young and successful Cameroonian entrepreneurs in their projects and in their respective fields.She participates in several forums, events, among other the organization of one of the first TED Talks in Cameroon named TEDxBonanjo in the media and communications team.In march 2015, she run for the WED(women's entrepreneurship day) Student Ambassador contest in her university and was elected by her mates and the WED team as the best representative of student entrepreneurship.She is also bloger and launch her blog  about youth entrepreneurship www.zemaworld.com . Her ambition is to encourage and bring the Cameroonian and Africain youth to pursue their dreams and make them come true, thus to be actors and not spectators of the emergence of the country.
She joined the STARTUP WEEKEND Cameroon  team in 2015 after having been in turn single participant, speaker, coach and jury member of the "youth" edition.



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