I’m Jacob Fohtung, a 2nd year MBA student at Babson College and the co-founder of Jamani Ventures, an investment platform for early-stage African startups. I’m from a family of 8. I was born and raised in Cameroon in the West Africa by a physician and pharmacist. I always thought that I wanted to be a physician — that I wanted to be a physician like my dad. I did sciences in high school in Cameroon, studied pre-med in college in the US and even applied for US medical schools. But then, 3 years ago I was exposed to entrepreneurship and decided to take a new trajectory. This was in April of 2014. A dear friend took to the MIT Hacking Medicine event, and I just loved the creativity as well as innovation that was in the atmosphere. After this event, I decided to attend hackathons in Boston monthly and even helped co-organize some.
Eventually, I decided to move to Boston in July of 2015. Here I have been able to be able to start my business school education, start my venture, and be a part of the Boston Impact Hub co-working space as a host. I love every part of the Impact Hub community! It has given me the opportunity to connect with others who can provide me with tools and resources to build Jamani Ventures.
Personal Website: http://www.jacobfohtung.com/
Company Website: http://jamani.vc