Wednesday, 29 September 2010

BarCamp Accra is on Saturday!

The much awaited BarCamp Accra 2010 is finally here and I'm really excited about it. BarCamp Accra will be hosted by MEST this Saturday, 2nd October. This year's event themed, "creating wealth and employment in a challenging environment", is aimed at strengthening the capacities of Accra's young people to translate environmental difficulties into business opportunities.

One novelty of BarCamp Accra is Start-up Bazaar, an exhibition of products and services of registered start-ups, with emphasis on core competences that they can offer to other young companies at very affordable rates. This is a really ingenious way of harnessing the collective power of some of Accra's young entrepreneurs.

We're really blessed to have quality speakers and panelists for Saturday:Yoofi Grant (Databank), Estelle Akofio-Sowah (Google), Richard Anim (Richard Anim and Associates), Eve Andersson (Google), Esi Ansah (Ashesi University and Axis Human Capital), Derrydean Dadzie (DreamOval), Emmanuel Dogbevi (Ghana Business News) and Esi Cleland (AfroChic). Check out their profiles at the event website.

There's something else to be excited about!

Mawuli Sikanku of Tutamee has designed a wonderful Accra-themed flyer for BarCamp. Over a Google map of Accra, he's spelt out clearly the main focus of BarCamp Accra: youth, Accra, entrepreneurship and innovation. Check it out for yourself!

Finally, the BarCamp Accra team has released a Video rallying everybody in Accra to be part of a day of idea-sharing, discussions and fun!

From my last check, there are only 33 tickets left on eventbrite, so if you've not registered please do so now.

Learn more about BarCamp Accra 2010:


See you there!


  1. I have already registered. :)
    Hopefully, i will see you there.

  2. Yes, Tetekai. Hope to see you there as well.


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