Interview Questions: Rebecca Enonchong on African tech and entrepreneurship

Businesswoman and tech entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong  regularly appears on lists of prominent African business leaders and women in tech.

Born in Cameroon, she now lives in Washington, D.C., and is best known for her work championing African entrepreneurship and innovation.

Enonchong works with various nonprofits and networks and is the CEO of AppsTech, a company that provides digital business solutions from offices around the world.

As suggested by a Community member, WikiTribune has reached out to Enonchong for an interview.

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  • Can you describe your childhood in Cameroon, and when and why you moved to the United States?
  • What were some of the biggest challenges you faced when your family moved to the United States?
  • Why is it important to promote African entrepreneurship?
  • When people compare tech innovation in Africa and, say, Silicon Valley, they might assume the main difference is resources; in your experience, are there more important differences in terms of attitudes and work culture?
  • What do you want people to know about the Afrilabs venture and current entrepreneurship in Africa more broadly?
  • What are the biggest challenges to African tech innovation, and how should these be overcome?
  • Are there particular sectors in which African entrepreneurs have an advantage over U.S./European counterparts in terms of innovation?
  • What can be done to help more young people become entrepreneurs? What is holding many people back, and what resources can help?
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