Founder Institute, the world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, will be finally showcasing some of the graduating companies from its accelerators in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa on Thursday, July 29, 2021.
Startups from Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa have been featured on techbuild.africa, today we conclude with Ghana.
The 3 startups pitching at the Founders Showcase 2021 from Ghana are:
Ground Up Ghana
Founded by Carly Edwards, Ground Up Ghana is harnessing underutilized West African crops to create exciting, tasty, and nutritious plant-based food ingredients and snacks to be manufactured in Ghana for the global market.
Its mission is to contribute to climate resilience by enabling responsible consumption, promoting climate-smart agriculture, and supporting biodiversity conservation.
Carly Edwards the founder is committed to working with Ghanaian communities and youth for more than two decades, after first visiting Ghana as an AFS exchange student.
She has since lived and worked in Western North, Central, Ashanti, and Greater Accra Regions, as well as designed and implemented an extensive fortified food distribution project in Northern, Savannah, and North East Regions in partnership with World Food Programme.
Her experience spans several sectors, as my main focus has always been supporting and accompanying youth to build their skills to give back to their communities.
She has worked on public health, agriculture, nutrition, food processing, child labor, education, and small business (SME) support projects.
Samuel Opoku Founding Partner at Start.Up Lounge Ghana led its product development team in building an online platform for African Startups.
The platform is called Kutana Africa which in Swahili means “meat up”.
With Kutana Africa, your business/startup will be visible across Africa and globally and you also will have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with other businesses across Africa to grow or scale up.
Start.Up Lounge is creating a collaborative community of stakeholders that facilitate the sustainable growth of Ghanaian and African start-ups.
The objective is to hold fortnightly conversations with founders, ecosystem builders, industry experts, investors and directors of VCs on creating and growing sustainable start-ups in Ghana and Africa.
Founded by Osagie Omokhomion a Medical Doctor with a history of working in the oil & energy industry, in and around public health HIV/AIDS programmes.
He is skilled in emergency medicine, healthcare information technology and healthcare management.
You can still register for the event here.
Featured Image: (L-R) Carly Edwards, founder, Ground Up Ghana; Samuel Opoku , Founder, Kutana; Osagie Omokhomion, Founder, iCare Innovations
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