Ten global entrepreneurs have confirmed their participation for the upcoming maiden Africa StartUp Cup competition scheduled for Accra, April 29.
Sean Griffin, CEO & Founder of StartUp Cup World (Washington DC) , Diana Ofwona, West & Central Africa Regional Director of UN Women, Neal Hansch, Managing Director of MEST (Ghana) , Albert Biga, CEO of Zooba Shop (Ghana), Neeraj Gala, Product & Innovations Director of Bharti Airtel Africa (Kenya Head Quarters) , Ethel Cofie, Founder & CEO of Women in Tech Africa (Ghana) will all share their experiences at the StartUp Cup competition to motivate thousands of youth who are looking to break into the world of business.
The others are Eric Kinoti, CEO of Shade Systems EA (Kenya and Eastern Africa), Lukonga Lindunda, CEO of BongoHive (Zambia), Vuyisa Qabaka, CEO of Entrepreneur Traction (South Africa), Zineb Rharrasse, Founder of StartUp Maroc (Morocco), Ahmed Maawy, Founder of Swahilibox (Kenya).
The Africa StartUp Cup summit is an extraordinary event designed to showcase and celebrate entrepreneurs and is expected to host over five hundred (500) delegates from every conceivable industry.
The summit will shine a global light on the power of Africa’s entrepreneurs and startups to improve lives.
In addition to the summit on Africa’s progress in business, there would also be pitches from selected winners from across Africa, as well as a great deal of networking with investors, business leaders, governments, and the elite in Africa’s growth agenda.
Director of the Ghana StartUp, Emmanuel Nyame, who is the organiser of the event told Myjoyonline.com the summit also has an eye for women development and will champion the WECREATE Centres initiative- (Women Entrepreneurial Center of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment).
The WECREATE initiative was the brainchild of President Barack Obama which he articulated during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit he attended in Nairobi last year.
"This project, the first of StartUp Cup’s major endeavours on the African continent, is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) and StartUp Cup," Emmanuel Nyame added.