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BarCamp Accra 2014 is a free networking event to bring people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue about Accra, Ghana and beyond. The event shall be held on December 20 at Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology. The theme is also “Expanding Excellent Entreprises”. This Barcamp event will be the 42nd organized by the GhanaThink Foundation, as part of its Barcamp Ghana program which is building a network of change makers, doers and entrepreneurs.
GhanaThink celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Over the 6 years of Barcamps in Ghana, we've championed 'starting up'. We've seen the creation of many Ghanaian-owned entreprises. Now, we need to see these entreprises grow. At Barcamp Accra, we will discuss, in interactive sessions, what some Ghanaian entreprises are doing well and how they can expand. We'll cap off the day with breakout sessions.
There will also be the popular speed mentoring sessions with many inspirational people. Confirmed mentors include Bridget Otoo (TV3), Rosy Fynn (Surfline), Anima Misa (Sapphire Productions), Gifty Bingley (Tigo), Afua Ankomah (Grameen Foundation), Stephanie Aboagye (EY), Tanko Mohammed (GNFoods), Samues Moses Agyemang (MediaPop), Inna Patty (MissGhana), Christabel Dadzie (Ahaspora), Alex Bram (SMS GH), Selorm Branttie (mPedigree), Anita Erskine (Viasat1), Nana Yaw Asiedu (Oxford & Beaumont), Caroline Sampson (YFM), Raja Owusu Ansah (Republic), Regina Agyare (TechNeedsGirls), Hamdiya Ismaila (Venture Capital Ghana), Franklin Cudjoe (IMANI Ghana), Esi Ansah (Axis HCL), Elizabeth Hazel (Newmont), Beryl Agyekum (Echo Haus), Jeanne Clark (US Embassy), Akua Nyame-Mensah (Lamudi), Nicole Amartefio (An African City), Abigail Larbi (MFWA), Tetteh Odjidja (Tema Doctor), Cwesi Oteng (Musician), Ian Jazz Musician), etc.
Register at http://barcampaccra14.eventbrite.com/. You can also register by sending “Barcamp Accra Your Name Your Email Address” to 1945 (example - Barcamp Accra Esi Eshun email@example.com) . Contact us via barcamp at www.ghanathink.org for sponsorship or partnership opportunities.
Barcamp Accra is supported by the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, Making All Voices Count, Kimathi Kuenyehia Foundation, SMS GH, mPedigree, Saazaa Shoes, Surfline, Nandimobile. Our media partners are Spy Ghana, Modern Ghana, Viasat1, TV3, Echo Haus, CITI FM, YFM, and XFM.
|9:00:00||1:00:00||Registration + networking|
|10:00:00||1:00:00||Intro + open discussion|
|14:00:00||0:45:00||Lunch + Networking|
|16:45:00||0:15:00||Closing + Networking|
|21:00:00||3:00:00||After party - Sabolai Radio or your choice :-)|
1. Enter East Legon and drive to American House. Continue to A & C Mall. Take the first turn to Lizzy Sports Complex. You will see a Meltwater sign. MEST up the road.
2. Enter East Legon and drive to A & C Mall. Take the road to American House. Look for the first left to Lizzy Sports Complex. There will also be a Meltwater sign. MEST is up the road.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT DIRECTIONS
1. Take a taxi or trotro going to American House in East Legon. From there, take another one going to Christian in the A & C Mall area. Alight at Lizzy Sports Complex. MEST is right opposite the football pitch area of Lizzy Sports Complex.
2. Take a taxi or trotro going to American House in East Legon. Alight at East Legon Bridge. Ask of Lizzy Sports Complex. MEST is right opposite the football pitch area of Lizzy Sports Complex.
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GhanaThink is an Africa-focused think-tank that seeks to mobilize and deploy African diasporean talent for the primary benefit of Ghana, and consequently of Africa and the whole world.