DRC : Leading tech start-ups to participate at the Afrobytes event on May 15 in Paris

Jean-Claude Tshipama at Afrobytes

Afrobytes is partnering with Congo Business Network to organize the first-ever « Pitch My Country Congo » session to be held on May 15, 2019 in Paris at Station F, the world’s largest startup campus.

The « Pitch My Country » sessions aim to literally « pitch » a country’s entrepreneurial potential to investors, large companies and major international media. During the 4th edition of Afrobytes, Congo Business Network will lead a delegation composed of the most promising tech start-ups from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The startups selected for the 2019 edition are:

  • MaxiCash, maxicashapp.com (FinTech)
  • MEDpay, medpay.io (HealthTech)
  • Tinda, tinda.cd (Logistics)
  • MOKO, themokoapp.com (Music)
  • Eteyelo, eteyelo.cd (EdTech)

This « Tech Dream Team » will showcase Congo’s innovation ecosystem during the 4th edition of Afrobytes. It will demonstrate the tremendous potential of the Congolese market in terms of digital technology to investors from all over the world. Afrobytes Marketplace thus gives a voice to visionary leaders whose successes concretely illustrate the process of digital transformation in Congo. Congolese entrepreneurs will share their vision and ambition to fully use technology to shape the new Congolese economy.

The organizers’ mission is to enable these startups to gain more visibility in the international media, raise funds from investors and find their future technical or commercial partners to accelerate their growth.

Congo Business Network calls for massive support for these entrepreneurs of the new Congolese economy on May 15 in Paris. Congo is one of six African countries that will participate in the « Pitch My Country » sessions alongside Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa, Morocco and Ethiopia.

About Afrobytes:

Afrobytes is based in Paris at Station F and was founded by Ammin Youssouf and Haweya Mohamed. Its mission is to bridge the gap between the African Tech Industry and other international communities. To achieve this, the company organizes international tech events to give African Tech a global stage, whose purpose is to accelerate the African Tech Industry.

Major companies such as Facebook, Google, Consensys, SAP, Kaspersky, LVMH, Sanofi, JCDecaux, Instagram, Alibaba, and others have participated in their events to connect with the best tech talents from African markets. These events are covered by international media such as BBC, France 24, Quartz, TechCrunch, Black Enterprise, Forbes, TV5Monde, Les Echos, and Le Figaro. The work and influence of Afrobytes are now internationally recognized. In 2018, both founders were listed in the Top 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company magazine (rank 94-95) and The 50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur magazine.

About Congo Business Network:

Congo Business Network is an international network of Congolese professionals and entrepreneurs. Its mission is to connect professionals and entrepreneurs in the diaspora in order to take action and contribute to the economic development of Congo. The objectives of the network are to:

Mobilize its supporters to regularly promote business opportunities in Congo; get the diaspora involved in economic and social development projects in Congo; and put the expertise of its supporters into initiatives that contribute to the advancement of professional life.

The organization is led by a former United States Marine named Noel K. Tshiani, president of Agere Global, an investment advisory and business strategy firm headquartered in New York, in the United States of America.

In fact, Congo is a gigantic country based on some numbers. With 87 million inhabitants, according to McKinsey & Company’s most recent statistics, it is the 4th most populous nation in Africa, behind Nigeria (190), Ethiopia (105) and Egypt (97). Spread over 2.34 million square kilometers, Congo is the second largest country in Africa by size after Algeria.

For sponsorship opportunities, interview requests, or media inquiries, please call Afrobytes at +33.608.684.193 or you can send a message to contact@afrobytes.com.  

Tickets can be bought on Afrobytes.com and future event participants can watch the teaser on YouTube and also stay connected on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  

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