AfrikaTech Meetup # 4 “Artificial Intelligence” – Introducing Speakers: William Elong
- Founder of Will & Brothers
- Founder of DroneAfrica
William Elong, 24, is a young Cameroonian entrepreneur, he is the youngest graduate of the School of Economic Warfare in Paris. After a course is out-of-the-ordinary, Bachelor at the age of fifteen, holds a double-degree from the Yaoundé Business School and the La Rochelle Business School three years later, the youngest graduate in strategy and economic intelligence of the School of Economic Warfare of Paris to only 20 years.
Passed by Thales at the age of 18, then by Oracle, he created in France Will & Brothers, start-up oriented towards economic intelligence and technological innovation. In parallel, this passionate also develops DroneAfrica, – the start-up who wants to produce drones “100% Cameroonian” – initiative to offer services associated with drones in tourism, agriculture, meteorology, defense or the mapping.
“To have maps of our own countries, we must today pay exorbitant amounts to providers,” he indignantly said. “The drones can also celebrate the architectural beauty of our cities or cover fairs, parades, events that will enhance the local culture internationally. After all, the image of a country is a decisive element of its economic development, “adds this video game lover. “I would like Africa to have eyes in the sky,” he says.
Involved, through the RASP4DEV community, in the dissemination of Raspberry technology, a low-cost mini-computer, it seeks to improve the conditions of education in rural areas, using new technologies. William Elong hopes to “break the inferiority complex of young Africans vis-à-vis abroad”. And to conclude: “Technology in my eyes is a gift from heaven that does not belong to anyone, we exploit it. “