The Startup Ecosystem of Cameroon

Cameroon boasts 3 cities in the top 1000 and is one of Central Africa’s best countries for setting up a startup.


Since 2022, Cameroon lost 5 spots in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index, having now positioned itself as 116th worldwide.



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In Central Africa

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The Startup Ecosystem in Cameroon

In 2022, Cameroon register a rise in Fintech startups. Some of the most notable success stories in this industry are those of , Diool.

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Cameroon’s startup scene is best represented in Fintech, Health, and in Ecommerce & and Retail.

Top Cities for Startups in Cameroon - Ranked by StartupBlink
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Notable Startups in Cameroon
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Successful Fintech startups in Cameroon
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Startups Ranking by Industry

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#80 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 4 startups for Fintech.

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3 startups

Cameroon boasts 3 startups in Health on our map.

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Ecommerce & Retail
2 startups

Our database contains 2 for Ecommerce & Retail in Cameroon.

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