Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Opens Applications in Accra To Accelerate Startup Founders

The Founder Institute (www.fi.co), the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator and headquartered in Silicon Valley, announced today that it has opened applications for its Accra 2020 program.

Any aspiring entrepreneur or team interested in building a company with some of Ghana’s top startup mentors are invited to apply to the Accra 2020 Founder Institute at http://fi.co/apply/accra or attend a free startup event hosted by the Accra Founder Institute.

For aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs up to the challenge, the Founder Institute’s step-by-step program provides the structure, mentor support, and global network of entrepreneurs needed to start an enduring company.

In addition, the Accra 2020 program will include the Founder Institute’s newest company-building curriculum suitable to address the needs of advanced founders (MVP stage) as well as aspiring new entrepreneurs at the idea-stage – a project just released in 2019 in collaboration with hundreds of startup leaders across the globe.

The Accra Chapter will be led by local startup leaders Simon Turner (currently featuring as a Judge on TVs McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge, Consultant for the African Health Innovation Centre), Edison Gbenga Ade (Tech Evangelist and Serial Entrepreneur, with Codewit, BLOOP and Agripro), Kafui Doris Anson-Yevu (Co-Lead of Google Developer Group Accra, Founder and Product Lead for Kraado & former Program Director at Impact Hub Accra), and Oludele Sonekan (a founding member of Impact Investing Ghana and Director of Investments, Growth Mosaic). 

(L-R) OluDele Sonekan, Simon R Turner, Kafui Doris Anson-Yevu, Edison Gbenga Ade 

Mentors who have expressed interest in helping Accra Founder Institute participants include: 

Alex Bram: CEO, Hubtel 

Akua Nyame Mensah: Certified Executive Coach, A.N.M & Company 

Andrew Takyi Appiah: Managing Director, Zeepay 

Chiamaka Nwosu: CEO, Truckrtech 

Dave Emnett: Co-Founder, Ozé 

Desmond Koney: CEO, Complete Farmer 

Emily Sheldon: CEO, African Health Innovation Centre 

Emmanuel Noah: CEO, Quail Masters Ltd. 

Emmanuel Gamor: Founder, Urithi Labs 

Fiifi Baidoo: CEO, Cloud Port Limited 

Foster Awintiti Akugri: Incubator Manager, Stanbic Business Incubator 

Frank Amankwah: CEO, Hawkman Labs 

Gabriel Ankamafio: CEO, Homechow App 

Jessica Poku: Country Manager, UBER GHANA 

Jorge Appiah: CEO, Kumasi Hive 

Josiah Kwesi Eyison: CEO, iSpace Foundation 

Kabiru Seidu: Founder, NubianVR 

Kamal-Deen Yakub: Founder, Farmable & TroTro Tractor 

Kamil Nabong: CEO, Hub and Fund 

Kelvin Tyron: CEO, Nvoicia 

Korieh Duodu: Principal, Egality Law 

Lady Omega Hammond: CEO, Ampersand Technologies Ltd 

Meghan Mc Cormick: CEO, Dare to Innovate/Ozé 

Michael Ocansey: Co-Founder & CTO, AgroCenta Holdings Ltd 

Michael Newlove Mensah: CEO, Cerebu/Utterwave 

Miishe Addy: CEO, Jetstream 

Mohit Premanik: Management Partner, The Aspen Institute 

Nana Osei: Co-Founder, Bôhten Eyewear 

Nana Opoku W. O. Agyeman Prempeh: Director, Fusion Point 

Nehemiah Attigah: CEO, Hatua Solutions 

Regina Honu: CEO, Soronko Academy 

Richard Amuzu: CEO, SDNGROUP GHANA LIMITED 

Sakhile Xulu: CEO, Innovation Youth Ambassador, Dot Connector, World Summit Awards, Qisimah 

Samuel Sowah: CEO, Bace Group 

Senam Kofi: Creative Consultant, Senam Design 

Stephanie Ansah: Founder, The M1720 Group Limited 

Tony Marfo: CEO, Anitrack 

Will Senyo: CEO, Impact Hub Accra 

Yao Baku Frimpong: CEO, Pennysmart 

Yaw Amoateng: Director/Business Head, NewEdge Infotech Gh Ltd. 


Any entrepreneur who is interested can apply to the Accra Founder Institute at http://fi.co/apply/accra. Anyone who applies by the Early Application Deadline (15 Dec 2019) is eligible for a variety of scholarships – including the Female Founder Fellowship, which is offered to the best overall female applicant.