On 22nd November, at its Head office in Accra, Tecno Mobile rewarded winners of its Phantom-A challenge organised in August this year. The two winners who both came from outside capital city to pick up their awards were very excited to be selected as winners from the many other people who had taken the online challenge. Nicholas Owusu, who recently finished his National service with GES.
Do you have an idea for a startup you want to build? Join #swaccra, register at http://t.co/7IWYelKqsd — StartupWeekend Accra (@SWAccra) November 6, 2013 This year, the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) will be hosting spot for the Accra Startup Weekend. Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics.
Ghana has become a strong player in the African technology timeline, alongside nations such as Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt. Though we still have a long way to go, we can’t ignore the strides we’ve made as a country. Ghana has moved from a nation which didn’t have ICT on its academic curricular to one which is producing award-winning developers on International.
I was flipping through the morning newspaper in 2008 when I saw the bold question on one of the pages – Do you want to start your own software company? That was the beginning of my software entrepreneurship journey. Weeks later, I competed with more than a thousand other applicants for 23 scholarship slots, free accommodation for two years, access to world-class tuition and many other.
Yesterday the CEO of Saya, Ghana’s messaging application, announced on his Facebook page, the good news everyone had been waiting for. Users of phones running iOS and java could now join the many millions of people who had downloaded the mobile app around the world. Prior to its public launch, the company which was founded by two MEST-trained entrepreneurs had hosted a closed.
http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/paypal-enable-paypal-in-ghana Have you ever gotten frustrated when you were unable to purchase a service or product online just because you did not have access to an online payment account such as Visa, paypal, Mastercard, money bookers etc? Well this is the frustration which drove a number of Internet users in Ghana to vent out their anger on social.
keeping ghana safe — Ghana Police Service (@police_gov_gh) July 24, 2013 With their first tweet on July 24th this year, the Ghana Police service seems to have decided to take social media more seriously. This is the same time their Facebook page was created. This account comes more than 24 months after the previous account, supposed to be that of the service, tweeted. I think the service.
So obviously our Government has in the past couple of years been progressive towards setting up structures to evolve the way applications for various services are submitted and processed. I have seen an inclination towards more electronic means of doing business, this is not to say the old ways of doing things are fading. There still are parts of the country’s administration used to.
When founders of most tech start-ups are asked he most popular question in the industry, most of the them are quick to go with the usual ‘lack of Capital, lack of Gov’t support, etc’. These are true challenges facing the industry which has seen some awakening since 2008, following the establishment of major tech incubators in the country and the willingness on the part of.
Google trader was laucnhed with the aim of becoming Ghana’s marketplace for good and services, however a few days before the service could celebrate its 3rd year, the team behind this e-commerce web application sent a notice to its users announcing it will discounting accepting new postings after November 11th 2013, a nice way to say, the Trader service will be discontinued. Below.