Barcamp Accra 2017 is a free networking forum bringing people together for learning, sharing, networking and mentoring in the Greater Accra region and beyond. It takes place on December 23 in at the Association of African Universities HQ in Accra. The theme for this year is “Building the Nation Through Competent Professionals“.
This Barcamp hopes to assemble stakeholders in Accra and beyond to network, build a supportive enterprising community and partner to build together.
The GhanaThink Foundation has successfully organized 80 Barcamps in Ghana as part of its Barcamp Ghana program since 2008. Barcamp Ghana is building a network of change-makers, doers, and entrepreneurs. BarCamp Accra 2017 will be the umpteenth of its kind and it will showcase of entrepreneurs and innovators in Ghana.
What To Expect
- Mentoring by professionals or entrepreneurs
- Networking with like-minded individuals – you could find your business or project partner
- Celebrating some of the best of our community and beyond
- Breakout sessions that you can also lead
Barcamp’s speed mentoring session will help participants gain insights and answers to questions. Confirmed mentors include:
- Nana Awere Damoah (Writer, Publisher)
- Venus Tawiah (Now Available Africa)
- Michael Sarpong Bruce (Airtel Tigo)
- Arnold Parker (aFB)
- Bethel Yeboah (Coca Cola Corp Comms)
- Miise Addy (MESTAfrica)
- Marricke Kofi Gane (Chartered Accountant)
- Bernard Avle (Omni Media – Citi FM)
- Richard Nunekpeku (Anyako Farms)
- Nehemiah Attigah (Hatua Solutions)
- Kwame Gyan (NCA)
- Nilla Selormey (Damian Carl Capital)
- Richard Boateng (Bayport Financial Services)
- Petra Asamoah (3News, 3FM)
- Alain Gbeasor (African Young Entrepreneurs)
- George Nino Amonoo (Crystal Hospitals)
- Ronke Ampiah (Merck Group)
- Kwame Oppong (Mobile Financial Services Consultant)
- Sesinam Dagadu (Snoocode)
- Mawuko Kuadzi (Film maker)
- Hannah Acquah (YALI West Africa)
- Abdul Nasser-Alidu (PayInc Group)
- Nana Akua Ankomah-Asare (Primetime Limited)
- Will Derban (Fidelity Bank)
- Farida Bedwei (Logiciel)
- Benjamin Owusu (Cancer researcher)
- Latif Abubakar (Playwright)
- Golda Addo (Policy, M&E)
- Gillian Hammah (Databank Financial Services)
- Dr. Tetteh Odjidja (Medical Doctor)
- Christabel Dadzie (Ahaspora)
- Daniel Abunu Tawiah (Viotech)
- Amma Sefah Dede-Lartey (SE Ghana)
- Etse Sikanku (Comms Lecturer)
- Bridget Otoo (Broadcast Journalist)
- Sam Yeboah (Mirepa Capital)
- Nana Asaase (Spoken Word Artiste)
- Yaw Ampofo Ankrah (Sports Journalist)
- Melissa Nsiah (Stanford SEED)
- Kwaku David (KD Photography)
- Tsonam Akpeloo (Techcom Visions)
- Barbie Martey
Register/RSVP at the BarCamp Accra Eventbrite website (barcampaccra17.eventbrite.com).
Contact via barcamp at ghanathink [dot] org for sponsorship or partnership opportunities.
BarCamp Accra 2017 is supported by Tigo Ghana, Coca Cola, Petra Trust, Handy Tradie & GH Election Promises, etc. Join to move Ghana forward.
Kwame Oppong is a Digital Financial Services (DFS) expert with CGAP, a Financial Inclusion think tank within theWorld Bank Group, and the former General Manager of Mobile Financial Services in Tigo Ghana. He’s a passionate advocate for financial inclusion and consults for several governments, public and private sector institutions globally including Mobile Finance Experts (UK), PwC, World Bank and others. Kwame previously worked with HP – Hewlett Packard Company’s Enterprise Business division and held other positions across in the housing finance, banking and health insurance industries. Kwame has a Bachelors in Business Administration, a Master’s in Business and Executive Education in Financial Inclusion.
Dr. Benjamin Owusu
Dr. Benjamin Owusu is currently working with the UAB – The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Southern research as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His research over the years has focused on cancer, cardiovascular and hematological diseases.
He obtained his BSc degree in Biochemistry at the University of Ghana (UG) and served as a Teaching Assistant upon completion. He later moved to the US as a visiting research scholar at Emory University School of Medicine and then joined UAB for his PhD training in Biomedical Sciences.
In addition to research, Benjamin is passionate about STEM education and youth mentoring.
Nana Awere Damoah
Nana Awere Damoah (@NDamoah) holds MSc Chemical Engineering (University of Nottingham), BSc Chemical Engineering (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)) and Postgraduate Diploma in Operations and Supply Chain Management (University of Liverpool).
A Chevening alumnus, Nana is co-founder of Dakpabli & Associates (publishers) and BookNook Book Store (an online bookshop), creative writing lecturer and technical services consultant.
He’s worked with Unilever, PZ Cussons and Wilmar across Africa.
Author of seven books including Nsempiisms, Sebitically Speaking and I Speak of Ghana and curator/editor of My Book of #GHCoats, Nana Awere Damoah won first prize in the Step Magazine National Writing Competition in 1997. Last month, his story October Rush won first prize in the Ama Ata Aidoo Story Writing Category in the GAW Awards.
Richard Nunekpeku is the Founder and Chief Farmer of Anyako Farms Ltd – a wholly Ghanaian owned agribusiness with investments into crop and livestock production.
Richard has previously worked at Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited, PZ Cussons and Samsung Electronics West Africa where he played critical roles in sales and marketing of company products and initiatives. His passion for community development translated into several CSR initiatives he led at Samsung as the Marketing Manager for Ghana, Cote D’ivoire, Cameroun, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Richard is an alumnus of the University of Ghana, Legon. He holds an MBA (Marketing) and BA in Political Science and Philosophy from the same university. Richard also holds an LLB degree from GIMPA.
He has great passion for entrepreneurship and business development with particular interest in agriculture. His farm runs a social impact module working with small-scale farmers to provide land development, input provision, fertiliser, agrochemical, technical service and
Miishe Addy (@MiisheAddy) is an entrepreneur who brings a diverse set of skills to companies, including go-to-market strategy and financial analysis.
In her first business, Miishe built a matchmaking platform for startups and independent consultants. Her team grew the company from zero to nearly 200 marketing and design consultants.
Previously, she negotiated compensation agreements as a business lawyer and developed financial models as a top-ranked analyst for Bain & Company. She earned an honors BA from Harvard University and a JD from Stanford University.
She currently mentors aspiring entrepreneurs at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST Africa) in Accra.
Venus Tawiah is a Digital Management leader, Director of Business Development at Now Available Africa and entrepreneur.
Venus brings people together in the new world of integrated creative, traditional and digital propositions. She shines a light on opportunities for brands, NGO’s, Start-up’s and Influencers.
Brands she works with include Nescafe, Slydepay, Nido, AirtelTigo and Viotech (Zronet).
‘Connect, Build, Grow!’ is her formula for success.