Kumasi Konnect is an initiative by the GhanaThink Foundation, a Ghana and US-based NGO aiming to mobilize and organize for the primary benefit of Ghana.
Kumasi Konnect is sponsored by Google via Google Business Group (GBG) Kumasi and mFriday’s TechHub. It seeks to showcase the work of local and international entrepreneurs (social), the impact of their organizations and the opportunities for the youth.
The meet-up will happen every quarter (or more frequently), a gathering at least 40 young energetic and innovative people in Kumasi. It will feature a speaker or set of speakers.
There will also be short training presentations for attendees. This event series will commune and engage the network built out of Barcamp Kumasi. The event will also bring together innovators and doers in Kumasi, to interact and share ideas that have the propensity for social and economic impact.
The maiden edition will have Mr. Frank Boateng speak on Turning Passion into Business at the Tech Hub, KNUST on June 25 at 6pm. Mr. Frank Boateng is a serial entrepreneur, executive VP for XP Resources LLC in Houston USA and country MD for EquipXP Mining and Construction Ghana Ltd.
He is also the Country Manager for XP Resources Ltd (producers of Darkofresh Natural Mineral Water) in Kumasi. Frank has over fifteen years experience in the Extractive Industry and has helped raised funds and built three gold mines in Ghana and Mauritania.
Frank understands the concept behind Kumasi Konnect and said, “This is an exciting opportunity to connect and network with the creative minds of the Region as we challenge ourselves towards development”.
Ato Ulzen-Appiah, Director at the GhanaThink Foundation adds, “We are excited about organizing regular conversations in Kumasi. KumasiKonnect strengthens the network we continue to build with Barcamp Kumasi. We hopes it spurs more networking events in Oseikrom.”
Registration is currently ongoing for the event. Interested participant can register for free at EgoTickets. EgoTickets is a Ghanaian built event registration and management web application.