Please tell us about yourself, your background and interests.
I am a Cameroonian software developer turned entrepreneur. I started of doing technology related things when I left high school in 2003. I studied at Trustech Institute of Technology here in Buea and I worked there as an instructor for 2yrs (2004 mus 2006) after which I quit my job to start my company www.afrovisiongroup.com with clients all over the world. I love software development, business, video games, music and video production. I am sort of a rounded person not the kind that sticks to computers and nothing more.
How easy was starting up?
It was not easy and will never be easy, but my mom has been my pillar along with some good friends I made along the way. I will say God blessed me to meet the right people as I was starting up and they helped me through the good and bad times
Tell us about your startup, Njorku.
Njorku is an Africa wide job search engine that seeks to help Africans locate jobs faster from all media (web, mobile, print, thiab lwm yam).
We are working on ways to help job seekers in Africa in the quest for jobs or better career opportunities.
What were your biggest failures and how did they affect your success?
I fail everyday so there is no big or small failure. I will say failure is part of the success so I take it positively and I can’t quantify it.
What did you learn from your failures?
My failures make me everything I do that succeeds today is as a result of something I did in the past that failed.
As a web Developer, what milestones have you achieved so far?
I built a full fledge PayPal clone single handedly in 4 weeks. I know how to code in so many languages that I don’t consider myself a language specific programmer… though for business reasons I use php a lot.
If you are not doing web business, what business would you have been doing?
I would be doing entertainment business, music production, videos, movies etc. Sort of what Storm Records, Don Jazzy, Obi Asika or Audi Maikori guys are doing
What impact have social media had on you and your business?
Social media has landed me more deals that any other form of marketing. So I would say social media is a strong pillar to my business processes around the world.
Going forward, what should we expect from you and any announcements or upcoming projects?
I would say keep a close eye on njorku.com as we are in talks with a lot of investors, partners and a lot of revolutionary inputs are coming our way from experts who dream greater things for njorku.com and for AfroVisioN Group not much right now but in a couple of years you will hear us doing a lot of things across Africa not only in technology.
Any final advice for budding entrepreneurs?
I would say hard work will always lead to an equal and opposite reaction which is SUCCESS!