African Changemaker

Rebecca Enonchong

Rebecca is a leading global provider of enterprise application solutions, a tech entrepreneur, a mentor, and an advisor to several technology startups.

She is the Founder and CEO of AppsTech, a company building software that powers businesses. She is also the Co-Founder of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN), a pan-African non-profit association supporting the development of early-stage investor networks across the continent and getting many more early-stage investors excited about the opportunities in Africa.

Born in Cameroon, Rebecca is widely regarded as one of the most influential technology entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa. Through her technology leadership and active involvement in Africa’s tech space, the 55-year-old has made a significant contribution to the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent.

She is a recipient of numerous awards and has previously been named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.

 

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Eleven African nations are set to receive a share of a $16.2 million project aimed at establishing National Broadband Mapping Systems.
Six African tech startups have been chosen as finalists for the “Meet the Tôshikas” program, a joint initiative by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
Innovate Africa, a newly established angel investment fund, has begun operations with an initial commitment of $2.5 million.

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