GIMPA University entrepreneurship workshop

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GIMPA Entrepreneurship Workshop

Saturday 21st December 2013

GoGetters in partnership with GIMPA present… The GIMPA Entrepreneurship Workshop.

The events is where students, orphans, budding entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs with a startup (early/growth phase) come together to share ideas, network and pitch. This is an informative, interactive, thought-provoking workshop. Bringing together different parts of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, including investors, entrepreneurs and government, to interact and educate attendees to adopt the entrepreneurial frame of mind.

Time: 9AM to 3PM / Date: Saturday 21st December 2013 / Venue: GIMPA (Mamphey Hall)

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Special Guest of Honour

Hon. Fifi Kwetey

Hon. Fifi Kwetey, who currently is Minister of State at the presidency in charge of Financial and Allied Institutions, has an Economics background and worked for a number of years in the investment banking industry as a Financial analyst, Funds Manager and a Stockbroker. He also lectured capital market courses on the Ghana Stock Exchange for a number of years.
Prior to assuming his current position, he served as a deputy Minister of Finance in charge of Economic Strategy. He is also currently the Member of Parliament for Ketu South.
He has a blazing passion for the economic transformation of Africa and believes one of the key ways to achieving this is to unleash the creative and entrepreneurial capacity of especially young Africans.
One of his current assignments at the presidency is the establishment of the Youth Enterprise Fund aimed at supporting young Ghanaians with good business ideas.

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We at GoGetters believe that anyone is reachable and anything is possible!! That is the mind-set of a successful entrepreneur.

The workshop will see THREE pre-screened entrepreneurs given the chance to pitch to a panel of investors. Any entrepreneur who has pitched to an investor knows that the pitch is the first date, the introduction to what needs to be a long lasting relationship, which will eventually lead to the day you get the wedding ring (the investment). Participants will get the chance to be part of that first date experience.

For entrepreneurs who wish to pitch please contact tola@go-getters.co.uk with the subject line ‘GoGetters Pitch’.

The workshop is for those who want to invest in themselves and believe in the power of entrepreneurship –  it is for today’s forward thinkers, tomorrow’s leaders.

Attendees will be taught to be proactive and they will participate in discussions such as:

• How do you attract and retain talent?
• How important is the value of family in business?
• How to turn an idea into a business with NO MONEY
• Opportunity to hear from well-established entrepreneurs
• Money rules, but how do we rule money?

The workshop will be FREE for the attendees. The capacity is held at 120 attendees. Registration has now opened. Interested attendees will be pre-screened before given confirmation.

So hurry and register!

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Guest Speakers

Anita Erskine

Anita Erskine

Founder of ReverbGH

Anita Erskine is a multi-talented TV Presenter, Producer, Oral Narrator and a Communications Entrepreneur. Her professional TV career began in 2007 and has since evolved into a Strategic Communications specialist. A mother of two and a devoted wife, Anita is the Creative Director & Founder of ReverbGH and BrandWoman Africa. Both companies provide Strategic Communications Initiatives. The latter, however, has been designed to develop Strategic Communications initiatives, which collectively project the advancement of Women across industries in Africa. Anita speaks fluent French and English. She is a Pan African Entrepreneur, with Ghana being her home and base.

Alex Adjei Bram

Alex Adjei Bram

CEO of SMSGH

Alex Adjei Bram co-founded SMSGH in May, 2005 on his very last school day at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi). Under his leadership, SMSGH has evolved to become the leading mobile & web technology aggregation company in Ghana processing more than 1.5 million API requests per day for over 45,000 direct customers serving more than 8 million mobile subscribers and application users. As CEO of SMSGH he oversees the entire operation, and drives the company's mission of blending communication, content and commerce to become Africa's most useful technology aggregation company by 2018.

 
Kena Amoah

Kena Amoah

CEO of Nevahold

Kena Amoah is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Nevahold (www.nevahold.me), global mobile application that empowers consumers when they reach out to companies for customer service support. Before Nevahold Kena was the IT-Director and a Co-founder for Ghana Elections Watch, an online election monitoring and past election document storage platform for Ghana, launched in 2008. Kena is passionate about big data, NLP,gamification and growth hacking.

 

Judges

Acumen are a non-profit organisation, they raise charitable donations to make patient long-term debt or equity investments in early-stage companies providing reliable and affordable access to agricultural inputs and markets, quality education, clean energy, healthcare services, formal housing, and safe drinking water to low-income customers. Hannah Acquah is the business development manager for Acumen-Fund West Africa and will be the Judge for the GoGetters Entrepreneurship Workshop.

Erik Osiakwan is an angel investor and technology entrepreneur from Ghana who has founded and built companies and organisations including GNVC, GISPA, AfrISPA, Internet Research, InHand, PenPlusBytes, African Elections Portal, FOSSFA, Ghana Connect, Ghana Cyber City, WABco; serves on the board of Good Morning Africa, Kuzima, SMSGH, VC4Africa, Seed Engine and Appfrica. Eric is a Harvard Fellow and a TED Global Fellow

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