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BarCamp Takoradi 2015 is a FREE networking forum to bring people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue about Takoradi, Ghana and beyond. The Theme for this year is "Developing through Entertainment and Entrepreneurship". BarCamp Takoradi 2015 will take place on 22nd August 2015 at the SSNIT Hall in Takoradi. It hopes to assemble Western Regional stakeholders to network, build a supportive entreprising community and partnership.
The 4th Barcamp Takoradi is as part of the Barcamp Ghana program run by the GhanaThink Foundation, an NGO based both in Ghana and the USA. GhanaThink has organized 47 BarCamps in Ghana in building a network of changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs. This Barcamp will connect and strengthen a community of motivated and aspirational people in the Twin-cities, ultimately benefiting the Western region and Ghana. Participants will learn from, share and network with each other.
The Twin Cities - Sekondi & Takoradi have given birth to a lot of talented entertainers. The best, they say, comes from the West. A lot of Takoradi youth are interested in and flock to entertainment. Ar Barcamp Takoradi, we'll be focusing on how to leverage entertainment and being entreprising in and around it for the development of the twin-cities and beyond. Herbert Akyeampong, the lead coordinator said, “We chose the theme because Takoradi is an entertainment city and it’s time the youth especially realise the prospects of entertainment with adequate guidance from experienced people”.
Thought and business leaders in the region will share insight and inspiration. As usual, we will have multiple user-generated breakout sessions about topics relevant to the Western Region and beyond. Our speed mentoring session will help participants gain insights and answers to questions. Confirmed speed mentors include Ernest Odame (Nestle), Asare Debrah (SG Ghana), Tilly Mintah (Tilly’s), Kofi Larbi Boakye (Coconut Oil), Mac-Jordan Disu (Blogger), Nana Ama Barnes (Diabetes Youth Care), Joseph Afful (SG Ghana), George Britton (Media Journalist), Nana Kwasi (Insurance), Asabea Agbenu (Consultant), Richard Addison (Agriculture), Abeku Larbi-Boakye (Mantrac), Hypolite Damba & Samuel Akwesi Peterson (Takoradi Fashion Weekend), etc
Register/RSVP today at theBarCamp Takoradi eventbrite website (barcamptakoradi15.eventbrite.com). You can also register by sending “Barcamp Takoradi, Your Name, Your Email Address” to 1945 on all mobile networks (example - Barcamp Takoradi Esi Eshun firstname.lastname@example.org) . Contact us via barcamp at ghanathink dot org for sponsorship or partnership opportunities. Barcamp Takoradi is supported by Tigo Ghana, Making All Voices Count (MAVC), YFM 97.9, Paragon 99.9 FM, Guinness, etc.
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