Noel K. Tshiani is the founder of Congo Business Network. In this exclusive interview for TechCabal, he discusses with Patrice Binwa Aganze, founder of Naledi Services, about the startup environment in Goma, the 3rd most populous city in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Can you tell us about your background and how it has prepared you to be an entrepreneur in Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo?
I may surprise you but I did not study formal computer science. I am an economist specialising in the financial management of organisations. I studied financial management at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Goma. I started my professional career while still a student, between 2008-2010, as an accountant for a not-for-profit organisation that worked for the socio-economic reintegration of girl mothers (following early marriage or childbirth) and vulnerable children.
This experience allowed me to combine theory and practice. I believe that this is where my…