Attend a Free Networking Forum in Accra

 BarCamp Accra 2014 is a free networking forum where participants learn, share and network. This 42nd Barcamp in Ghana takes place on December 20, 2014 at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology in East Legon, Accra. The theme is ‘Expanding Excellent Entreprises’. This is part of the Barcamp Ghana program run by the GhanaThink Foundation (now 10 years old), building a network of change makers, doers and Banner for event pageentrepreneurs.

Over the last 6 years since Barcamps in Ghana started, we’ve championed businesses ‘starting up’. We now have many young Ghanaian businesses. Now, we need to see these grow. We’ll be discussing great Ghanaian entreprise examples. Come learn from, share and network with various young professionals and students. Some of our confirmed resource personnel include Bridget Otoo (TV3), Nana Yaw Asiedu (Oxford & Beaumont), Rosy Fynn (Surfline), Anima Misa (Sapphire), Alex Bram (SMS GH), Christabel Dadzie (Optimal Solutions), Selorm Branttie (mPedigree), Anita Erskine (Viasat1), etc

Register at Barcamp Accra Eventbrite site.   You can also register by sending “Barcamp Accra Your Name Your Email Address” to 1945 on all mobile networks.(example – Barcamp Accra Esi Eshun esi@eshun.co) .  Contact us via barcamp at www.ghanathink.org for sponsorship or partnership opportunities. Our hashtag is #bcaccra.

Barcamp Accra 2014 is supported by Making All Voices Count, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology,mPedigree GoldKeys, Saazaa Shoes, Nandimobile. Our media partners areSpy Ghana, YFM, XFM and Citi FM.

Yofi Grant, Executive Director of Databank Groups To Speak At Barcamp Tema

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Yofi Grant

Mr Yoofi Grant, Director of the Databank Group, an investment banking firm in Ghana will be speaking at this year’s Barcamp Tema on March 22, 2014 at the Rotary Centre (Club House) in Tema.

Mr Grant is experienced in banking and finance, including, but not limited to, treasury, financial restructuring and management, divestiture and privatisation, as well as equity, debt and project finance. He will be sharing on how the youth could build and live an excellent life for their personal development.

BarCamp Tema 2014 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Tema, Ghana and beyond. The theme is “Building People of Excellence”. This Barcamp will be the 29th organized by the GhanaThink Foundation as it builds a network of young change makers, doers and entrepreneurs in Ghana. It’s being organized in conjunction with the Rotaract Club of Tema.

There will be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. Confirmed speed mentors include Victoria Okoye (Relief International), Edem Kumodzi of QuickBets, Kow Essuman (Lawyer), Manasseh Azure Awuni (Joy FM), Sara Nana Yeboah (Nurse & Entrepreneur), Emmanuel Nyame (Ghana Startup Cup), Tonyi Senayah (Horseman Shoes).

This Barcamp will focus on sharing and educating on many tips and ways of excellence. Various presentations on this topic would be done by Enyonam Kumahor of ThoughtWorks, as well as Emmanuel Gamor of Global Media Alliance. As usual, the Barcamp will feature multiple user-generated breakout sessions about business, social entrepreneurship, technology and development, alongside topics relevant to the Greater Accra Region and beyond.

Register/RSVP at the BarCamp Tema eventbrite or text “Barcamp Tema [name] [email address] to 1945 through any mobile network.. You may also contact the BarCamp Tema team through the eventbrite page for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs.

BarCamp Tema 2014 is sponsored by GhanaThink Foundation, Google, Rotaract Club of Tema, Nandimobile, etc. Our media partners are CITI FM, Adom TV, MPWR Show. Join us to move the Greater Accra Region and Ghana forward.

December 5th Pitch Competition For Female Entrepreneurs in Ghana!

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The Next Wave is a movement to support female entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Our goal is to strengthen female entrepreneurs by providing opportunities and resources specific to women who seek to pursue high growth entrepreneurship.

The group meets monthly and offers activities and events that are focused on developing entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial skills, and angel investment. These monthly activities include networking sessions, mentor mingles, pitch practice and development, and business pitch competitions. The goal of Next Wave is to form a network of innovation hubs and co-working spaces that will provide a structure to help increase the number of high growth women entrepreneurs and strengthen female-led businesses in emerging markets.

The Next Wave Africa pilot is taking place in Accra, Ghana. See our events page for our first pitch competition!! Our goals over the next six months are to successfully pilot in Ghana and begin building the infrastructure to scale our model to at least five other emerging markets.  Our priority areas are Africa, Latin America, and India.

We are currently building partnerships that will help us promote high growth women’s entrepreneurship in emerging markets.  The Next Wave is seeking:

Mentors, Workshop Leaders, Donors, and Investors.

Women and men who are willing to offer their time, skills, and/or     funding to help build female high growth entrepreneurship in   Africa and beyond.

  • Partners to help provide opportunity for local entrepreneurs in the community.  Potential partners include co-working spaces, accelerators, incubators, foundations, governments, and other organizations and individuals interested in building and strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging markets, especially those that encourage the participation of women.

 

Join us! www.nextwaveafrica.com * info@nextwaveafrica.com

PRESS RELEASE: Barcamp Cape Coast 2013

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Barcamp Cape Coast 2013 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Cape Coast, Ghana and beyond. It will take place on September 14, 2013 at the Faculty of Education lecture Theatre 9 at the University of Cape Coast. The theme for this year is Solving unemployment by creating work. This Barcamp hopes to assemble stakeholders to network, build a supportive enterprising community and partner to build together.

The GhanaThink Foundation has successfully organized 22 BarCamps in Ghana. BarCamp Cape Coast 2013 will focus on how Ghana’s youth can solve the unemployment issue by creating work for themselves and others. There might be a shortage of jobs, but there’s no shortage of work. It will be an insightful, informational and inspirational event that young people in and around Cape Coast should not miss.

The Barcamp will feature multiple user-generated breakout sessions about business, social entrepreneurship, technology and development, alongside topics relevant to the Central Region and beyond. There will be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. Some of the confirmed resource personnel include Frank Ekow Williams, Ann Agyare-Amponsah, Patrick Ekow Acquah, Joseph Hudson, CareerCoach Emmanuel Woyome, David K Egyir, Edem Adazho, amongst others.

Register/RSVP at the BarCamp Cape Coast eventbrite website (barcampcapecoast13.eventbrite.com) or text “Barcamp Cape Coast [name] [email address] to 1945 through any mobile network. You may also contact the BarCamp Cape Coast team through the eventbrite page for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs.

BarCamp Cape Coast 2013 is sponsored by GhanaThink Foundation , Google Ghana, Kiss Condoms, Nandimobile , ThisWeekinUCC, etc. Our media partners are the Spy Ghana and ATL FM. Join us to move the Central Region and Ghana forward.

TAN Monthly Networking Event – Dropifi: An Africa-based Tech Startup

Dropifi: An Africa-based Innovative Tech Startup

Program Description

Dropifi is an enterprise cloud computing company that provides business software on a subscription basis.  Over 7,200 businesses from over 32 countries use Dropifi’s solution to manage their critical sales and customer service activities daily.  Dropifi has won numerous awards in product design and ease of use.

Dropifi was founded in 2011 by 3 former postgraduate students of Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Accra, Ghana, David Osei, Philips Effah, and Kamil Nabong.  Dropifi became first African startup to win Kauffman Foundation’s Startup Open competition in 2012 beating other 499 startups in over 100 countries.  In 2012 CNBC/Yahoo Finance names Dropifi one of the top 10  most promising startups in the world.  In 2013, Dropifi joined “500 Startups” accelerator program in Silicon Valley, becoming the first African startup to be accepted into the leading accelerator program in the Valley.  Dropifi has been featured on CNN, BBC, Forbes, Huffington Post, Techcrunch and many others.

  • Event Program Outline:

5:00 – 5:30 PM: Registration and Networking (Lite Snack and Drinks)
5:30 – 6:15 PM: Program Presentation – David Osei, Dropifi
6:15 – 6:45 PM: Q&A + Open Discussions
6:45 – 7:30 PM: Final Networking

Please RSVP by August 19, 2013

  • David Osei: David Osei is the CEO and co-founder of Dropifi.  In 2012, David was named #2 top technology startup entrepreneur to watch in Africa by IT News Africa.  The 26 year old Ghanaian completed KNUST in 2011 with a degree in Mathematics, the same year he was accepted into MEST to pursue a post-graduate study in Software and Entrepreneurship.  He has consulted for the CNFA/Bill Gates Foundation on Mobile Banking, and was part of the consulting team in the setup of the Stanford SEED program in Ghana.  He co-founded Dropifi in 2011 with a $50K seed funding from MEST.

 

About The African Network (TAN)

Founded in 2004, The African Network (TAN)is one of the fastest growing nonprofit organizations in the USA dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship among people of African descent everywhere and assisting entrepreneurs interested in doing business in Africa. TAN’s goals include building successful business enterprises across a variety of technology-driven industry platforms through education, networking, and mentoring. TAN also provides business professionals with employment opportunities throughout the African continent with a primary mission to create a vital ecosystem for American entrepreneurs to excel and succeed in science and technology investment partnerships in one of the world’s fastest emerging markets: Africa.

Register – http://theafricannetwork821.eventbrite.com/

BARCAMP TEMA – “Building new industries for our communities”

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BarCamp Tema 2013 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Tema, Ghana and beyond. It takes place on August 10, 2013 at the Rotary Centre in Tema. The theme is “Building new industries for our communities”. This Barcamp will be the 21st organized by the GhanaThink Foundation as it builds a network of young change makers, doers and entrepreneurs in Ghana. It’s being organized in conjunction with the Rotaract Club of Tema.

Tema is well known for its music and entertainment stars which is supporting a local music industry. This Barcamp would focus on how to grow more industries for various entreprising communities. The event will be a showcase of how Ghana’s youth are taking charge of its development and how they can be spurred on to do more. There will be a focus on channeling the present energies around entertainment into positive developments and progress for Tema and surrounding areas as well. This initiative hopes to assemble stakeholders to network, build a supportive enterprising community and partner to build together.

The Barcamp will feature multiple user-generated breakout sessions about business, social entrepreneurship, technology and development, alongside topics relevant to the Greater Accra Region and beyond. There will be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. Various Tema leaders will be on a panel that will center on the theme. Confirmed resource personnel include Ali Maiga, Caroline Sampson, Benjamin Aggrey, Ob Abenser, Pascaline Edwards, Ali Maiga, Nana Kofi Asihene, Gregory Rockson, Nana Asaase, Doreen Andoh, amongst others.

Register/RSVP at the BarCamp Tema eventbrite website (barcamptema13.eventbrite.com) or text “Barcamp Tema [name] [email address] to 1945 through any mobile network.. You may also contact the BarCamp Tema team through the eventbrite page for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs. BarCamp Tema 2013 is sponsored by GhanaThink Foundation, Rotaract Club of Tema, Nandimobile, etc. Our media partners are the Ghana News Agency. Join us to move the Greater Accra Region and Ghana forward.

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Personal Branding Summit® to be held in Accra

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Behind closed doors, your brand precedes your value. In recent years Personal Branding has become a major topic of discussion and attraction for entrepreneurs, businesses and job seekers.  Its benefits are gargantuan. In the quest to educate and empower more individuals and corporations in that area, BKC Consulting, a professional and personal development consulting company, primarily known for their training workshops such as ‘e-Publishing’ and ‘Social Media Branding’ is organizing the first ever annual flagship event “Personal Branding Summit®” in Accra, Ghana. To be held on August 10th, 2013, 10:30 AM at the Airport West Hotel, Accra.

The summit’s goal is to fully equip participants on the essence of personal branding in this era, for personal and professional development.

The event will enable participants to utilize available mediums such as social media networking, formal and informal interaction to grow their career aspirations. For graduate students, this will equip them in building a great personal brand for career search, using social media, blog, brand management and reputation.

In this ground-breaking event, participants will discover how to:

  • Reinvent themselves at any stage of their lives.
  • Make their brand go viral.
  • Build a positive self-esteem
  • Become their company’s brand ambassador
  • Discover the critical skills they need to succeed at work and social media skills for career success.
  • Become a subject matter expert and stand out at work
  • Valuable networking techniques that will help you be more productive
  • Explore available job recruitment and job search using social media and
  •  Maintain your reputation and credibility in business.

Resource Persons for the event are:

 

  • Mike Nyeneku CEO, Beige Group
    • Topic: Corporate Branding: Local to Global

 

  • Ben Boateng, GM, Lexta GH. Ltd. & CEO, Talent Management International (TMi)
    • Topic: Customer Service, Presentation & Marketing

 

  • Grace Amey-Obeng, CEO, FC Skin & Beauty Klinik
    • Topic: Personal/Corporate Image: Grooming for Success

 

  • Bernard Kelvin Clive, Amazon Bestselling Author, CEO, BKC Consulting
    • Topic: Social Media Branding/e-Publishing revolution.
    • Personal Branding Essence

 

Presentations by Tina Kyei of Wining Branding Media, UK on “Internet Marketing & Brands”, Alberta Quarcoo of EtiquettePlus on “Manners Matter”.

 

Event partners: FC Skin & Beauty Klinic, Access Bank, Saka Homes, Beige Capital Ltd., DreamHub Consult, Centrifuj, Woman 2.1 Summit, Motivational Speakers Network , Liberation Consult Ltd. Selort Group. GCEEI, EnewsGh, Dreametrix Ltd., EwatchMagazine, Radio XYZ, TV3, GTV.

 

Package: Certificate/Personal Branding Book/ Souvenir/ Refreshment

Participants are to register by calling: 0244961121, 0201161886

Signed:

Bernard Kelvin Clive (BKC)

Amazon Bestselling Author

CEO, BKC Consulting

www.BKC.name

 

BARCAMP TAMALE 2013

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Barcamp Tamale 2013 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Tamale, Ghana and beyond. It will take place on August 17, 2013 at Tamale Polytechnic. The theme for this year is yet to be determined. This Barcamp hopes to assemble stakeholders to network, build a supportive enterprising community and partner to build together.

The GhanaThink Foundation has successfully organized 20 BarCamps in Ghana. BarCamp Tamale 2013 will be a showcase of how Ghana’s youth are taking charge of its development and how they can be spurred on to do more. There will be a focus on channeling the present energies around entertainment into positive developments and progress for Tamale and surrounding areas as well.

The Barcamp will feature multiple user-generated breakout sessions about business, social entrepreneurship, technology and development, alongside topics relevant to the Northern Region and beyond. There will be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. Various Tamale leaders will be on a panel that will center on the theme.

Register/RSVP at the BarCamp Tamale eventbrite website (barcamptamale13.eventbrite.com) or text “Barcamp Tamale [name] [email address] to 1945 through any mobile network.. You may also contact the BarCamp Tamale team through the eventbrite page for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs.

BarCamp Tamale 2013 is sponsored by GhanaThink Foundation, Nandimobile, etc. Our media partners are the Ghana News Agency. Join us to move the Northern Region and Ghana forward.

BARCAMP HO 2013

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Barcamp Ho 2013 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Ho, Ghana and beyond. It will take place on October 26, 2013 at the SRC Auditorium of Ho Polytechnic. The theme for this year is yet to be determined. This Barcamp hopes to assemble stakeholders to network, build a supportive enterprising community and partner to build together.

The GhanaThink Foundation has successfully organized 20 BarCamps in Ghana. BarCamp Ho 2013 will be a showcase of how Ghana’s youth are taking charge of its development and how they can be spurred on to do more. There will be a focus on channeling the present energies around entertainment into positive developments and progress for Ho and surrounding areas as well.

The Barcamp will feature multiple user-generated breakout sessions about business, social entrepreneurship, technology and development, alongside topics relevant to the Volta Region and beyond. There will be a speed mentoring session where mentors will give insights and answers to questions from attendees. Various Ho leaders will be on a panel that will center on the theme.

Register/RSVP at the BarCamp Ho eventbrite website (barcampho13.eventbrite.com) or text “Barcamp Ho [name] [email address] to 1945 through any mobile network.. You may also contact the BarCamp Ho team through the eventbrite page for sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in organizing a breakout session, let us know, especially if you have special needs.

BarCamp Ho 2013 is sponsored by GhanaThink Foundation, Nandimobile, etc. Our media partners are the Ghana News Agency. Join us to move the Volta Region and Ghana forward.