Women December 20, 2017 at 09:23 am

Top 5 influential African women in technopreneurship

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

Fredrick Ngugi December 20, 2017 at 09:23 am

December 20, 2017 at 09:23 am | Women

Rebecca Enonchong

Rebecca Enonchong, founder of AppsTech. Photo credit: K’mer SAGA

Rebecca Enonchong, Cameroon

Named by  Forbes as one of the top female tech founders to watch in Africa in 2014, 50-year-old Rebecca Enonchong is the CEO and founder of AppsTech – an international technology company offering innovative application solutions to businesses in over 50 countries across the world. She is also the chairperson of ActivSpaces, a Cameroonian technology hub with an incubator and co-working spaces for budding technopreneurs. Miss Enonchong is also a co-founder and treasurer of several other tech startups, including I/O Spaces in Maryland, U.S.A.

The distinguished tech guru was born in Cameroon in 1967 to a renowned Cameroonian barrister Dr. Henry Ndifor Abi Enonchong, who was instrumental in the creation of the Federal Cameroon Bar Association. She later moved with her family to the United States, where she started selling door-to-door newspapers at the age of 15. She would later become the manager of the newspaper company at the age of 17. Enonchong holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Economics from the Catholic University of America.

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