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Today’s economic 'New Normal' is full of reshuffling industries, and new problems in need of solutions - now is a time for entrepreneurs to act. 

Whether you need to test and validate early hypotheses before making a large financial commitment to your startup idea, or you are ready to push your startup to the next level through aggressive weekly growth sprints to refine your vision, improve key metrics, and prepare for investor diligence, Founder Institute has the proven processes and network to help you do it.

If you could use a structured process that tells you what to focus on when, and a lifetime of support from Cameroon's top investors and entrepreneurs, then apply to the Founder Institute Regional Program Cameroon-Zimbabwe-Congo 2023 today.

We will be hosting several free startup events in Cameroon over the coming weeks, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs all from the comfort of home:

  • How to Grow Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn as a Startup Founder: 6:00pm, Oct 11, 2023 (Africa/Algiers):
  • Founder Institute Online Information Session:
  • Build Your Brand on a Budget: The Founder’s Starter Pack: 6:00pm, Oct 16, 2023 (Africa/Algiers):
  • Venture Trailblazers, featuring Scott Belsky (Chief Strategy Officer & EVP, Adobe): 2:45pm, Oct 17, 2023 (Africa/Algiers):
  • Goal Setting for Startups – Intro to OKRs: 6:00pm, Oct 18, 2023 (Africa/Algiers):
  • Co-Founders Matchmaking: Online Networking Event: 6:00pm, Oct 23, 2023 (Africa/Algiers):
  • One-to-One with a Venture Builder : 6:00pm, Oct 25, 2023 (Africa/Algiers):
  • [Restricted] Head Start to Funding Lab Enrollment and Q&A Session (Online Event): 6:00pm, Oct 26, 2023 (Africa/Algiers):
  • Unlock over $500K Monthly Sales with LinkedIn: A Proven Roadmap: 6:00pm, Oct 30, 2023 (Africa/Algiers):
  • Pitch Lounge: Practice Pitching Your Business Idea to Startup Experts: 6:00pm, Nov 01, 2023 (Africa/Algiers):
  • The Pitch Deck Toolbox: How to Influence Your Audience: 7:00pm, Nov 06, 2023 (Africa/Algiers):
  • 3 Things Investors Hate About Online Pitches: 7:00pm, Nov 08, 2023 (Africa/Algiers):
  • How to Budget Your Next Round of Funding: 7:00pm, Nov 20, 2023 (Africa/Algiers):

Make better, faster business decisions in 2023 by sharing your latest progress, challenges, and strategies for constant feedback and evaluation from our expert mentors and advisors, every step of the way–scale your team, develop new business opportunities, and recruit an amazing advisory board with the world's largest network of international startup founders, CEOs, advisors, and investors.

The Cameroon accelerator is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Bertrand Fotsing (Angel Investor, Viktoria Business Angels Network (VBAN)), Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. (Co-founder,, FI Cameroon, Geraldine Mupandanyama (Managing Partner, Darena Ventures), Landry Wanmeni (Regional Head, Cellulant), Mathurin Kouguem (CEO , ADAA SAS ). In addition, some of Douala's top entrepreneurs will be participating as mentors in the program, including:

  • Adrame Ndione: MD, VERTIS CAPITAL
  • Agnes Aistleitner Kisuule: General Partner, First Circle Capital
  • Alexandra Vazquez Bea: CEO , Lenchen
  • Alexandre Wayenberg: Founder & CEO
  • Alphonse Nafack: CEO, Afriland First Bank Cameroun
  • André Fróes: Sócio, Cotidiano Aceleradora
  • Anthony Same: CEO & Founder , ST DIGITAL
  • Ashley Gauzere: CEO, HUB2
  • Ayuk Etta: Managing Director - Africa, Kuelap, Inc
  • Bernabe Batchakui: AI Professor, ENSPY
  • Bertrand Fotsing: Angel Investor, Viktoria Business Angels Network (VBAN)
  • Brent Courtney: Brand Strategist and Designer, Matter*
  • Calvin Rupango: Investment Associate , Ajim Capital
  • Carolyn Ulander Peer: CEO, Humaxa
  • Cedric ATANGANA: CEO, WeCashUp
  • Cedric Motchebong: Founder and CEO, BDS STRATEGIES
  • Charles Rapulu Udoh: Tech Startup, Venture Capital & Compliance Lawyer, Progression Law Firm
  • Chintan Oza: Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
  • Chris Foltz: Entrepreneur In Residence, Founder Institute + Responsible Solutions Ltd + IRG 100 CMO's & Change Agents
  • Christelle Basilua Semy: Co-founder, O'Botama
  • Christian Wig: Co-founder, CEO, Pivotic AS
  • Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr.: Managing Director /CEO, Anambra State ICT Agency
  • Claire Mula: Entrepreneur and Scaleup Coach. Venture Boards and Advisor (NEXT Mannheim, chemovator), Made for SCALE
  • Corine Fonkoue: Chef de projet Entrepreneuriat, Orange Digital Center
  • Courtney Williams: Co-Founder, Emagine Solutions Technology
  • Cyril Akola Njume: Community Manager, Bolo89
  • Dahirou Djamo: Operations Manager, ActivSpaces
  • Diane Bouli: Responsable Innovations , Marketing et Entrepreneuriat, Orange Digital Center
  • Etienne Ndatimana: Director & Head of Product and Operations, The Global Development Incubator
  • Eva Dimitrova: Graduate, Founder Institute Sofia
  • Evan Burkosky: Head of Enterprise Digital Marketing, TechnoPro, Inc.
  • Fabrice Zapfack: Co-Founder and CTO, Data354
  • Flavien Kouatcha: Managing Partner, Save Our Agriculture
  • FRANKLIN KAMNANG NGANSOP: Cofounder , Vitamin C&S Coaching (
  • Freddy Noumeyi: Founder & CEO, Squares Union
  • Frederic Tcheuleu: Co Founder, JabaSpace
  • Fungai Ndemera: Founder & CEO, CheckUp Health
  • Gabriel Kuiatse: Président, Université de l'Entrepreneuriat IUE (ISA-EMT)
  • Geraldine Mupandanyama: Managing Partner, Darena Ventures
  • Gift Lubele: COO, Kudoti
  • Gildas Fouagou: Trade Marketing Regional Manager, BIC
  • Hervé Kenfack: CEO and Founder, KLAPEERS
  • Ide Swager: International Consultant, CINOP Global
  • Idowu Akinde: Founder, Boolean Labs
  • Idriss Marcial Monthe: CEO, CINETPAY
  • Ifedy Eze: Managing Director, Founder Institute Lagos
  • Isabel Froes: Interaction, Service Designer & Researcher, Copenhagen Business School
  • Isidore Kemawou Fotabong: CEO, KAIZEN EXPERTISE
  • Jacques Ludik: Founder & CEO, Cortex Logic, Cortex Group, Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa, Vive Teens, Journey Wellness
  • James O'connor, Innovation Within
  • Janne Saarikko: Director, Food Ecosystems Accelerator, Founder Institute
  • Javier Rincón: Co-Founder, Exponential Motor Company
  • Javier Rincon: Business Model and Product Discovery Expert, LeanCrush
  • Jean Luc Nta: Tech Entrepreneur / Managing Partner, Horizon For Services
  • Jerry Oche: Co-founder/CEO, Zowasel
  • Jessica Richards: UX & Product Design Research Consultant, Creative Product Consulting
  • Jimmy Hendricks: Jimmy Hendricks - CEO & Co-Founder, , Light Post Digital & Deal Current Network
  • Jimmy Ku: Head of Growth, Flutterwave
  • JOEL SIKAM: Founder, Executive Director, FISCO SARL
  • Johanna Monthe: Partner chez Epena Law, Epena law
  • Jonathan Manierre: Founder & Owner, KOI Creative Space & Turkois Design
  • Karolis Panckevicius: Analyst, Blue Orange Agency
  • Katie Mapondera: Founder and Managing Partner, Q L and D LLC
  • Kevin Kachidza: CEO, Sarafin AI
  • Landry Wanmeni: CEO, Townconnect Cameroon
  • Léger FOPOSSE: Lead Mentor, Google Developer Group Cameroon
  • Liam Morris: UX Designer / Founder, Liam Morris Design
  • Louis Ketchen Obi: CO-Founder & MD , Pro-Service Group Ltd
  • Luc NOUBISSI: Senior Insurance Specialist, CIMA (Inter African Conference for Insurance Markets)
  • Marcel Tchoulegheu: Senior Manager Beyond Payments, MTN
  • Mark Montalban: Founder & CEO, MindfulText
  • Mark Kleyner: Co-Founder, Dream VC
  • Mathew Sedze
  • Mathurin Kouguem: CEO, ADAA SAS
  • Matt Milligan: EY Startup Network Lead & Business Design at EY-Seren, Deephound, Match Maker Ventures
  • Michaella Ndjang: Legal Advisor : Private Equity, Venture Capital, Business Law, Epena Law
  • Mike Dannheim: Founder & CEO at SENSIE, Former VP at Groupon
  • Nabil Khalifa: CEO, CirclePay
  • Nadia Mannell: Co-Founder & General Partner, Seed South Capital
  • Nadia KANOUN: CEO, Senior Adviser, Trainer & Coach, IHSCEN for Startups
  • Nana Opoku W. O. Agyeman Prempeh: Founder & CEO, Grow For Me
  • Nathan Evans: Co-Founder, fulfin - financing ecommerce
  • Nelly Chatue Diop: Co-Founder and CEO, Ejara
  • Nengwe Roger: Founder & CEO, PaySika
  • Ngu Divine Ndi: Founder and CEO , Markpedia
  • Nick Yudha: CEO, Antikode
  • Nick Hughes: Founder & CEO, Founders Live
  • Nino Njopkou: Chief Operating Officer, CLINKAST CAMEROUN
  • Nyambura Ngumba: Marketing Communications Consultant and Trainer
  • Ojo Oluwakemi: Marketing Communications Consultant and Trainer, WikiJob/TestHQ
  • Oludele Sonekan: Portfolio Manager, Investisseurs & Partenaires - I&P
  • Olumide Adeleye: CEO, The Twim Art Institute
  • Oyeniyi Faleye: Co Managing Director, True Value Marketing Solutions
  • Pål Taule Brentebråten: UX-Designer, Developer, Solidsquare
  • Patrick TIMANI: Co-Founder & CEO , BEE-MOBILITY
  • Paul Mbua: Founder / CEO, Zixtech HUB
  • Pedro Ferreira: Mentor and Startup Enthusiast, .
  • Peter Ingman: Co-Founder
  • Pol Fantoba: Co Founder & Managing Partner, Lucid Design Agency
  • Randy Cottin: Founder & CEO,
  • Rebecca Enonchong: Founder & CEO, AppsTech & Board Chair Afrilabs.
  • Regine Harr: Investor , Regine Investements
  • Reza Taheri: Helping Founders Create the Future |Founder | Mentor | Executive Coach, Higher Potential
  • Ropafadzo Sandra Shoko: Lawyer, StartUps Incubation Hub Administrator ,The startup-up Bae, Elevate Trust
  • Russell Brand: CEO & Founder, Responsible Solutions Limited
  • Sarah Steffen: CEO, Anything Agile
  • Senam Kofi Joy: Product Designer , senamDesign
  • Serge Ntamack: Public Policy and Law Executive, Cameroon Angels Network
  • Shmuel "Sam" Eisenberg: Co-Founder, Design For Decks
  • Simba Mswaka: Programs and Partnerships Manager, Tech Hub Harare
  • Simon Turner: Founding Partner, Groundbreaking, Managing Director, FI Ghana
  • Simon Balemba Effansa: Co-founder & Hub Manager, MountainHub
  • Steve Dakayi Kamga: Co-Founder & CEO, BetaStore
  • Steve Tchoumba: Cameroon Angels Network (CAN)
  • Sylvain Oum: Barrister, Cabinet OUM ENONCHONG
  • Tadzie Madzima: Founder, Ignite Youth Organisation
  • Tanatswa Mukwesha: CEO, Hype Digital
  • Tatiana Nkoungou: Legal advisor, Epena law
  • Tofara Lindsay Chokera: CEO and Founder, TofaraOnline
  • Tor Hjorth Falsted: Board of Advisors, African Tech Roundup
  • Trevor Longino: Chief Marketing Officer, Unito
  • Tyson Batino: Founder 創業者, Scaling Your Company
  • Vaibhav Namburi: Founder , SmartWriter
  • Valery Kuate: CEO, AXXION
  • Vanessa Ongmetana: Head of GICAM SME Development Centre , GICAM (at Groupement Interpatronal du Cameroun)
  • Vidar Andersen: Founding Principal, +ANDERSEN & ASSOCIATES
  • Vivian Tchuente Tchatchueng: Senior Investment Manager , Investisseurs & Partenaires - I&P
  • Yemi Oluseun: Founder/ CEO - Fintech, SaaS Business Growth, Automation & Change Management, The Change Hive
  • Zhenyuan Min

  • And many more to be announced.

Since 2009, Founder Institute’s highly-structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,800 entrepreneurs to grow quickly, know what to do next, and make key connections through the largest community of startup advisors in the world. 

It all starts with our renowned ‘FI Core’ accelerator, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth. Alumni of FI Core then receive free access to our advanced ‘Founder Lab’ accelerators for years to come, and can get matched with prospective investors in the FI Venture Network - a collection of global funds actively investing in the earliest rounds of funding.

The results speak for themselves: FI Alumni have raised over $1.75BN in funding, and are building impactful businesses across 200+ cities and 100+ countries all across the globe. (see the FI 50 Report here).

Join us to get funded and build a global business. 

Apply to the Cameroon-Zimbabwe-Congo 2023 Founder Institute Program today, or learn more at  


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