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Africa StartUp Cup in Accra set to Empower Entrepreneurs

Published by Bella Naija

A unique lineup of bright business minds are set to empower entrepreneurs at the Africa StartUp Cup regional summit in Accra on April 29th 2016.

StartUp Cup is a U.S. Department of State – led accelerator programme which supports growing of companies and startups that provide solutions to problems across the globe. Now in over 68 countries worldwide, Africa’s regional presence commences its maiden regional summit on April 29th at the Alisa Hotel.

The panel consists of business experts from varied backgrounds, ranging from technology to entertainment, as this year’s summit looks to celebrate the best of African innovation, reveals the organizers.

Confirmed speakers include Sean Griffin, CEO & Founder of StartUp Cup World (Washington DC), Albert Biga, CEO of Zooba Shop (Ghana), Neeraj Gala, Product & Innovations Director of Bharti Airtel Africa (Kenya Head Quarters), Ethel Cofie, Founder & CEO  of Women in Tech Africa (Ghana), Eric Kinoti, CEO of Shade Systems EA (Kenya and Eastern Africa), Alison Roadburg, Program Manager of iSpace (Ghana), Vuyisa Qabaka, CEO of Entrepreneur Traction (South Africa), Naa Adei Hammond, Founder of Ampersand Technologies Ltd.

This summit is open to the public – To acquire your pass for this summit, either to participate or exhibit your products to a wider audience kindly visit the Africa StartUp Cup Page.

Speaking at the official launch ceremony of the Africa StartUp Cup, Jimmy Maudlin, the Economic Counsellor of the US Embassy in Accra, said that: “The spirit of entrepreneurship is dear to President Barack Obama, the US Embassy in Accra, and the American people”. He further mentioned that the US Embassy is proud to have StartUp Cup as an Official partner of the US State Department’s Global Entrepreneurship Program.”

“I’m delighted to announce this year’s summit is full of Great African innovation. The speakers’ experience, and knowhow in disrupting their respective markets with breakthrough businesses, will be invaluable to this year’s participants who will benefit from their feedback and insight. It’s going to be a very exciting program,” commented Emmanuel Nyame, Regional Director of the Africa StartUp Cup.

The Africa StartUp Cup summit is under the auspices of the US Department of State, Microsoft, IBM, USAID EDMC.co internetScotch and Palm Law GroupAlisa hotelsIya venturesRiseUp Egypt, Rackspace, BellaNaija, Women in Tech Africa, Voltic, Accra Breweries Limited, iPay, Ethiopian Airways, Gadget,Ameyaw Debrah, Pulse Ghana, CNBC Africa, Lions Africa, KwakuDavid Photography, Shade Systems EA, Zooba Shop, Africa.com, Disrupt Africa, and VentureBurn.

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