February 21, 2016
About the author : Edward is one of Africa’s young software entrepreneurs. He is a co-founder of an Internet start-up in Ghana and loves poetry.
— 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 announced on the Ghana Developer’s Congress’ (GDC) listserves this February to the delight of the forum’s members. One member lamented on her ordeal to find a decent place to plug in her laptop and connect to good Internet to do some work whiles she is away from the capital. HapaWeb with it’s hapaSpace hub seeks to complement the efforts of mFriday, a more popular tech hub in Kumasi.
Founded and managed by Hapaweb Solutions, the hub exists to solve a problem its founders faced about two years ago – access to affordable space with good Internet is such a pain. By solving their own problems, Hapaweb Solutions realized they were solving a problem faced by many other Internet users in Kumasi. hapaSpace is located in the Dovewell building opposite the STC station in Adum, the Donewell building is a prime estate which already houses banks, insurance companies, restaurants, a gym, a spar and the TV3 television network. The co working space has office spaces for individuals, teams of twos and teams of fours as well a meeting room, an eating area and a training/events space.
Albert Opoku, a co-founder of hapaSpace stated that the goal for establishing the hub is not just to provide space for its patrons and tenants, but also to build a physical community that provides tech startups, SMEs, Entrepreneurs and Social Enterprises relevant education, training and mentorship opportunities that are key to helping ideas and prototypes become viable products and services. Mr. Gideon Brefo, the current Manager for hapaSpace added that the ultimate aim is to build a strong entrepreneurship hub in Kumasi. Hapaweb with time will provide the energy and resources required to strengthen Kumasi’s tech ecosystem.
If you are interested in finding out more about hapaSpace’s space availability or events, get in touch directly with the creators of the space on phone – 0201713002/ 0208124614 / 0200447661 and join the list of occupants which includes Indego Africa – A USA based social enterprise, techpreneur, a web and mobile apps training startup, Modern Technologies Ltd – an early business company providing satellite internet services, The Neonatal Network Support System (NNSS) – a social entity using technology to save lives of newborn aged one day to one month and Hapaweb Solutions – the founders of the co-working space.
February 12, 2017