Techstars Startup Weekend Accra Set For Nov 17 – 19

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Entrepreneurs  will gather in Accra, Nov. 17-19 for Techstars Startup Weekend Accra as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week Ghana 2017, organised under the auspices of Ministry of Business Development with support from the British Council Ghana. The 54-hour event will be held at British Council located at 11 Liberia Road, opposite Cedi House. Techstars Startup Weekend Accra will begin Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. and end after 8 p.m., Nov. 19.

Techstars Startup Weekend Accra is powered by Global Entrepreneurship Network-Ghana, in Ghana. This year, the event is backed by the British Council, University of Ghana Business School, ACSEIN, The Hatchery, Reach for Change, Kuenyehia on Entrepreneurship, and the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan. To register or inquire, visit

Startup Weekend winners have become some of Ghana’s most highlighted entrepreneurs in and out of the continent. 2011 winner Dropifi, went on to become the first African startups in the Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups Program, after winning the Global Startup Open Competition. A Co-founder of Slicebiz, the 2012 winner has gone on to become one a co-founder of Impact Hub Accra, an Accra-based coworking space which has collaboration with a network of 85+ Hubs, 15,000+ changemakers on 5 continents. Finally, a co-founder of Chillax the 2013 winner has began work on a new startup, KudiGo, which offers cloud-based accounting solutions to stores/provision shops in Ghana. KudiGo will be pitching at DEMO Africa in Johannesburg, later in November.

Techstars Startup Weekend brings together designers, developers, marketers and startup enthusiasts from across the State and beyond to share ideas, form teams and launch business ventures. Participants select ideas with the most promise and make as much progress on the business as possible over the course of three days. In addition, business leaders and mentors are on hand to share insights and experience.

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About Techstars Startup Weekend

Techstars Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where attendees learn how to build a company in a weekend. Since 2007, Techstars Startup Weekend has taken place in over 150 countries with more than 200,000 alumni. Participants take their product or business idea to the next level and join in a huge worldwide network of entrepreneurs.

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