I was at the startup weekend organized by the Global Entrepreneurship Week Ghana team last weekend. It was an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brought together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people to develop selling business ideas and applications. The event started on 18th November and ended 20th November 2011. It was interesting for me to see that out of the eight teams that presented their ideas to the panel of Judges; Richard Tanksley -MEST, Jim Kaubisch – MEST, Ekow Spio-Garbrah – former CEO of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), six were mobile apps.

Global Startup Battle.

  • The winner of the Global Startup Battle will have a slot at the DEMO Asia conference in their Startup Showcase.
  • Make a video pitch to a Silicon Valley investor for potential funding.
  • one year package from Teambox.com
  • HP laptop.
  • one year SMS products and services from SMSGH
  • introduction to Ghana Multimedia Incubation Center.
  • Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund and Ghana Angel Investor network.
  • I was glad I spent my weekend talking and interacting with these entrepreneurs. It was a great event and I am looking forward to seeing most of them at the Mobile Entrepreneurs congress on 10th December 2011.
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    Eli Sabblah

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