Friday, 26 August 2016

Cameroonian William Elong makes the list for Forbes Africa's 30 Under 30 For 2016

Forbes Africa has released it's Africa's 30 Most Promising Entrepreneurs Under 30 For 2016 list and William Elong is the only Cameroonian who made the cut. According to Forbes Africa, Elong is a big dreamer and overachiever. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business at 18, an MBA at 20. At 23, he runs a drone business he started with little more than a PowerPoint presentation. 

He founded Will&Brothers, an IT innovation and competitive intelligence start–up, with a main project called DroneAfrica, promoting civil drones as a business service and civil defence tools in Cameroon against terrorism. The drones are also used in mapping, agriculture, media coverage and tourism. He employs four people and has a dozen drones. Now, his mission is to raise funds to become the first manufacturer of quadcopter type drones – unmanned aerial vehicles with four propellers, which can fly at an altitude of 500 meters with a range from 20 to 25 minutes and featuring a high-definition camera, in Cameroon.