Accra Gears Up for Its First Startup Weekend

Accra Gears Up for Its First Startup Weekend


Accra Startup Weekend is almost here. Startup Weekend, a global series of startup events for business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing leaders, graphic artists and others is coming to Accra from November 18th to 20th 2011 at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), East Legon, Accra.

Accra Startup Weekend is part of global entrepreneurship week’s signature events which brings together aspiring entrepreneurs to share ideas and form teams to create business. The event inspires, educate, and empower individuals and teams to form potential sustainable high grow firms within 54 hours.

The team formed within 54 hours will be given an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges. Team with best innovative and profitable idea will be awarded in-kind business support to turn the idea to a profitable sustainable business. Their idea will also be entered into the Global Startup Battle. The winning team will have an opportunity to video pitch to a Silicon Valley investor for potential funding.

The event will feature guest speakers and mentors including: Mark Davis (Founder/CEO-Esoko), Solomon Dartey (Director, Ghana Multimedia Incubator Centre (GMIC), George Anti-Ohene (HP Country Director -Ghana) Eyram Tawia (Founder/CEO-Leti Games), Penelope S. Bartels (CEO-InCharge Global), Alex Adjei Bram (General Manager-SMSGH), Ian Ziddah(Product Manager-MTN), Nkoyo Efretei (Senior Partner, Human Capital Development at Organized M.E.S.S. Limited) and many more.