Edward Tagoe

10 Days of MEST : Intro

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10 Days of MEST : Intro

I am usually approached by friends, acquaintances and sometimes people I only know by Twitter handle with questions about the MEST program. There are more than 200 MEST alumni out there, and I am pretty sure they get the same questions over and over. We are often asked whether the MEST program is indeed free, […]

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Edward Tagoe

Say hello to Ghana’s newest tech hub – hapaSpace

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Say hello to Ghana’s newest tech hub – hapaSpace

By the last quarter of 2015, there were some 117 tech hubs on the continent #TechRepublicGh pic.twitter.com/CnQAdESVnS — Edward Tagoe (@ttaaggooee) February 8, 2016 Barely a week after I did a twitter storm on Techhubs and Incubators in Africa, the continent welcomes it’s newest hub in Ghana’s second biggest city, Kumasi. The hub’s launch was […]

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Viber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa with the Introduction of Public Chats

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Viber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa  with the Introduction of Public Chats

Viber announces first Public Chats launched in Ghana and the African continent; Brands, celebrities and public figures from Africa are invited to join Viber’s social channel, Public Chats, to experience live conversations ACCRA, GHANA – 19th January 2016 – Viber, one of the leading messaging and calling apps with more than 664 million unique users […]

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Edward Tagoe

E-Commerce as a solution to reduce high unemployment rate in Ghana

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E-Commerce as a solution to reduce high unemployment rate in Ghana

High unemployment rates are said to be the most crucial problems facing many developing countries currently. In Ghana, the situation isn’t much different. Many persons graduate from various levels of education with the expectation that they are going to get jobs but this hardly materializes. According to the latest Socio-economic and Governance Survey released by […]

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Africa is a mobile-first continent, but is that a good thing?

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Africa is a mobile-first continent, but is that a good thing?

With about some 700 million people on the continent owning at least one mobile device (smart +feature phones) Africa has taken not only the prime position as the leading mobile continent, but is also a mobile first region. I have heard many analysts throw this fact in as though it is an accolade worthy of […]

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Edward Tagoe

Bedidi wins the 1st Accra Food Hack

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Bedidi wins the 1st Accra Food Hack

Think of Bedidi (come and eat) as an Uber for home cuisine. There are a couple of similar apps out there. Israel’s EatWith and many other apps such as HomeDine, GrubWithUs and other apps offer a social way for strangers to wine and dine. What makes Bedidi unique is the tourism promotion layer the initiators of […]

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Edward Tagoe

Collecting tolls electronically – University of Ghana shows the way

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Collecting tolls electronically – University of Ghana shows the way

Whiles the Government of Ghana is still struggling to introduce innovative ways in its revenue collection, the University of Ghana has implemented an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system on its Legon main campus. With this technology, drivers who choose to use the universities GIMPA side of the road pay to obtain a readable card they […]

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Edward Tagoe

Can e-Commerce help decongest the streets of Accra this Christmas?

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Can e-Commerce help decongest the streets of Accra this Christmas?

Before you go on to the next sentence, take in a deep breath….can you smell and feel it? The X’mas flavour. Decorations in banking halls, a barrage of X’mas jingles and promotions on radio and Tv and if you in my part of the world, the dry harmattan wind blowing off the effect of the […]

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Edward Tagoe

The African Technology Summit – the lessons

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The African Technology Summit – the lessons

Coffee, lineyards lined with executive titles, Founders and executives chit chatting in the hall way – these are the first elements which welcomed me as I was ushered into the Labadi Pleasure Beach Hotel which hosted Ghana’s first African Technology Summit. From the beginning this seemed like any other tech conference I had attended, it […]

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The Anas Video, hashtags and social media reactions

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After a few days of threatening to expose a number of alleged corrupt judges, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Ghana’s most popular investigative journalist screened the three hour investigative documentary on a large screen at the Accra International Conference center. Using youtube to build interest proved to be a good strategy as this teaser got him more […]

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