Techstars Startup Weekend Other Ebolowa

    Friday, June 21 - 23, 2019


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  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
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Techstars Startup Weekend Other Ebolowa

Friday, June 21 - 23, 2019



Friday, June 21 - 23, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm



Ebolowa, Cameroon

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

Still have questions, feel free to reach us at “
ebolowa@startupweekend.org”.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday June 21st


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 June 22nd


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 June 23rd


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
Go Home!



Speakers


Diana MFONDOUM
Medical Doctor

Diana MFONDOUM is a medical Doctor Certfied

Event Judges


Rollin Foko
Spécialiste du Business Plan

Rollin Foko is a business plan specialist with M2B Conseils in Douala, Cameroon. He is a business plan specialist with 18 years of work experience as a consultant, particularly helping entrepreneurs find local investors. He works with Cameroonian entrepreneurs with business ideas in many sectors, including forestry, manufacturing, food processing, packaging, mining, and services.
In 2004, Rollin created his own consulting firm, M2B Conseils. He also designed financial software, OHADA-FIPRO SOFT, to help start-ups develop their business plans to identify financing, solvency and profitability constraints.
Rollin was named ‘’Ambassador of Entrepreneurship’’ at the 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Week. Rollin is a graduate of the University of Duala and CNAM Paris INTEC.


AKOBE épouse AKOMIAN Detchio Annick
Director of RH EXPERTS CABINET and Founder of OYE

Akobe is married with three children, two girls and one boy. Akobe has expansive experience managing international teams and youth exchanges. In Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, & South Africa she led international teams implementing projects focused on social and humanity assistance and youth entrepreneurship. She also spent time working for the Bank of Africa in the Republic of Benin, and has traveled considerably in both Africa and Europe. Originally from Cote d’Ivoire, Akobe moved to Cameroon where her husband works to take care of her family. Her experiences taught her the value of giving back to the community, and this motivates her work with The Humanity Exchange. She joined The Humanity Exchange team while managing the HR & Training Department at Okalla Ahanda et Associates, an Auditing and Accounting firm. Since March 2013, she joined RH EXPERTS as Marketing and Training Manager, Today, she is the Executive Director of RH EXPERTS CABINET and Founder of OYE , is still possible , a volunteer Organization to assist underprivileged people and coach and mentor social organization.


Coaches and Mentors


Rollin Foko
Spécialiste du Business Plan

Rollin Foko is a business plan specialist with M2B Conseils in Douala, Cameroon. He is a business plan specialist with 18 years of work experience as a consultant, particularly helping entrepreneurs find local investors. He works with Cameroonian entrepreneurs with business ideas in many sectors, including forestry, manufacturing, food processing, packaging, mining, and services.
In 2004, Rollin created his own consulting firm, M2B Conseils. He also designed financial software, OHADA-FIPRO SOFT, to help start-ups develop their business plans to identify financing, solvency and profitability constraints.
Rollin was named ‘’Ambassador of Entrepreneurship’’ at the 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Week. Rollin is a graduate of the University of Duala and CNAM Paris INTEC.


Francis Tsague
Human Ressource Assistant & Coach

Francis TSAGUE is a young Cameroonian highly passionate about Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Volunteerism and People/Organization Development. He's actually an Alumnus (Adviser/Mentor/Coach/Trainer) of AIESEC Cameroon, Human Ressource Officer in a local Cabinet (RH EXPERTS), Programme Coordinator in a local NGO (OYE Cameroon) as well as Entrepreneurship Mentor (TEEP 2016). 
For the past 7 years since he joined AIESEC, the biggest international student's run organization, he had been throughout a Servant Leader, a continuous and proactive learner, open to others and anxious about improving them and himself. He has a high sense of responsibility and commitment to result and can adapt to any situation and environment. Practicing two foreign languages, English and French, he continuously search opportunities to put hisy knowledge and resources to serve any reliable entity or cause thus achieving both personal and organizational goals for positive impact and change in the society.
Since he embarked in the journey of leadership, entrepreneurship and people/organization development especially young people,  he had been inspiring young people to personal development, self-employment, volunteerism and entrepreneurship by sharing his experience throught motivational talks, trainings, coaching and mentoring in their various projects.

He had participated in several Programs, conferences, forums and events, among other Young EntrepreneurShip Program (YES), Youth to Business Forum, African eXchange Leadership and Development Seminar (AfroXLDS), West African Connecting Seminar (WACS), National Leadership Development Seminar (NLDS), Cameroon Leadership Academy (CLA), Build Your Business (BYB), Startup Weekend (since 2014 as Organizer and Coach); Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP), ... and many others He's liev motif is "Be the change you want to see in the world, be a positive role model". Gandhi. His commitment and daily purpose is to encourage and empower young people around the world especially young Africans and  particulary Cameroonians to dream, to believe and to go for their dreams by making them come true.



Serge Njidjou



Colbie Medjom



Yves Thierry NGUEFACK
Cofounder of #Monetbil

Agé de 27 ans, Je suis NGUEFACK ASSONG Yves Thierry, Diplômé de l’Enseignement Supérieur (Master) Co-Founder de Boorgeon, Passionné des Innovations IT et Programmeur d’Applications. J'ai été membre et volontaire de plusieurs organisations où j'ai occupé le statut de Consultant  en  stratégie  d'entreprise  et  management  des organisations,  Coordonnateur  des  Equipes  de  terrain,  Responsable de la planification  du budget, Coach - Guest speaker de Startup Weekend, Mentor Junior de la 1ère Edition du Business Challenge Weekend et Webmaster. J'ai dirigé des associations à caractère culturel.Ces compétences m’ont permises de m’associer à un partenaire  Expert dans le développement d’application web et mobile pour créer la startup qui porte le nom de Boorgeon. Nous avons développé la solution de paiement en ligne par Mobile Money appelé @Monetbil (www.monetbil.com) qui se veut le PayPal Africain. Compte tenu de notre désormais lourde mission de changer la façon de payer en ligne à travers les 54 Pays que compte l'Afrique, je me focalise sur la mise en œuvre et la recherche des partenaires clés pour le succès de Monetbil. A Boorgeon, nous développons des solutions web et mobile sur mesure qui répondent au cahier de charges du client. Je suis aussi par ailleurs Rédacteur pour le Magazine Entreprendre l’Afrique


Fabrice Tayou
Coach



AKOBE épouse AKOMIAN Detchio Annick
Director of RH EXPERTS CABINET and Founder of OYE

Akobe is married with three children, two girls and one boy. Akobe has expansive experience managing international teams and youth exchanges. In Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, & South Africa she led international teams implementing projects focused on social and humanity assistance and youth entrepreneurship. She also spent time working for the Bank of Africa in the Republic of Benin, and has traveled considerably in both Africa and Europe. Originally from Cote d’Ivoire, Akobe moved to Cameroon where her husband works to take care of her family. Her experiences taught her the value of giving back to the community, and this motivates her work with The Humanity Exchange. She joined The Humanity Exchange team while managing the HR & Training Department at Okalla Ahanda et Associates, an Auditing and Accounting firm. Since March 2013, she joined RH EXPERTS as Marketing and Training Manager, Today, she is the Executive Director of RH EXPERTS CABINET and Founder of OYE , is still possible , a volunteer Organization to assist underprivileged people and coach and mentor social organization.


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.



LEWAT MBIAGNA Gilles
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


Charles Bertin TIMACK



Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Techstars Startup Weekend Other Ebolowa team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


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Organizing Team

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

  • Alida
    Ebo'o
  • Serge
    Njidjou
  • LEWAT MBIAGNA
    Gilles

Facilitators


LEWAT MBIAGNA Gilles
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


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