Welcome to Thursday the 23rd of February and the 54th Day of 2023. Today we are taking a look at the 5 ORGANISATIONS THAT SUPPORT TECH STARTUPS & ENTREPRENEURS IN GHANA sponsored by Resawce.
We are living in a tech world and almost everything is being influenced or enabled by Technology & innovation. From smart phones to smart homes, Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT) to Robotics; every facet of our lives is being impacted by Technology.
As a result, young people are exploring various ways of leveraging these technology tools and opportunities and building businesses that address problems and meet needs using technology.
The 5 organizations passionate about supporting these young people to conceive and develop their tech ideas, build their prototypes and products, test run and mainstream their applications, acquire funding, expand their operations and ensure sustainable growth are:
1. MEST Africa – The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is a Pan-African training program, seed fund, incubator and tech hub for technology entrepreneurs founded in 2008, .Since its inception, MEST has invested over $20 million training 350+ individual entrepreneurs and over 40 tech companies have been launched via seed funding and mentorship. MEST runs a fully sponsored intensive 1-year training program taught by experienced global fellows with applications coming in from aspiring entrepreneurs with strong interest in technology and entrepreneurship from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Cote d’Ivoire. Read more here: http://www.meltwater.org/
2. Ghana Tech Hub – With the World Bank, Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation Ghana, Mastercard Foundation, Kumasi Hive, Innohub and Accra Digital Centre as partners, Ghana Tech Lab works with entrepreneurship development hubs all over Ghana to equip tech startups and entrepreneurs with the requisite knowledge, skills, incubation, acceleration and support to start and build tech companies that address societal problems. Read more: https://www.ghanatechlab.com/
3. Soronko Academy – With the vision of being the leading technology and digital skills development center in Africa; Soronko Academy is focused on pioneering the way for young people especially women and girls to realize their economic potential, equipping them with the technical and soft skills they need to attain dignified, fulfilling jobs and overcome the gender gap in technology. Soronko provides Tech Training, Business Solutions Support and Opportunities & Internships in partnership with over 50 partners including Mastercard Foundation. Read more: https://soronkoacademy.com/
4. Kumasi Hive – Founded 9 years ago, Kumasi Hive is focused on bridging the existing Digital and tech skills gap in the African digital entrepreneurship ecosystem, addressing it through integrated innovation, capacity building, incubation, Co-working Space, Makers Space, Business Support Services and tech skills training programs. Kumasi Hive is committed to engineering innovative solutions to pertinent challenges affecting local businesses and startups. Read more: https://kumasihive.com/
5. HOPin Academy – Located in Tamale; the Northern part of Ghana, HOPin Academy provides innovative approaches to exploring entrepreneurship using technology. Offering top-quality resources and training to help entrepreneurs develop key competencies and achieve their goals; HOPin has been for the past 10 years focused on growing startups and enhancing their capacity to build thriving businesses. HOPin provides event, training & co-working space, business incubation & acceleration, maker space, research and digital skills training. Read more: http://www.hopinacademy.org/