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Founder First, Founder Always. Join us in 2023: Founder Institute is the #1 place in the world to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses.

Today’s economic 'New Normal' is full of reshuffling industries, and new problems in need of solutions - now is a time for entrepreneurs to act. 

Whether you need to test and validate early hypotheses before making a large financial commitment to your startup idea, or you are ready to push your startup to the next level through aggressive weekly growth sprints to refine your vision, improve key metrics, and prepare for investor diligence, Founder Institute has the proven processes and network to help you do it.

If you could use a structured process that tells you what to focus on when, and a lifetime of support from Ghana's top investors and entrepreneurs, then apply to the Ghana 2023 Founder Institute today.

We will be hosting several free startup events in Ghana over the coming weeks, where you can learn from top entrepreneurs all from the comfort of home:

  • The Startup Founder’s Guide to Building an Effective Go-To-Market Strategy on 5:00pm, Apr 03, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • Founder Institute Online Information Session:
  • Getting Your First 10 Customers as an Entrepreneur (Online Event) on 10:00am, Apr 05, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • Co-Founders Connect: Find a Business Partner Online on 5:00pm, Apr 12, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • Hiring Your First Employees as a Startup Founder (Online Event) on 5:00pm, Apr 17, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • Product-Led Growth: Learn the Latest Best Practices from Wes Bush on 5:00pm, Apr 19, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • Growing a Startup from $0 to $2.5M in Revenue, with Ameet Mehta on 10:00am, Apr 24, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • Startup Idea Pitch Practice: Get Friendly Feedback from Experts (Online) on 5:00pm, Apr 26, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • How to Improve Operational Efficiency in Your Startup on 5:00pm, May 03, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • Ask an Investor Anything: Q&A Session with Eric Kulberg on 5:00pm, May 08, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • How to Write Top-Performing Facebook & LinkedIn Ads on 5:00pm, May 15, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • Ask an Investor Anything: Q&A with a Venture Capitalist on 10:00am, May 17, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • Hiring the First Marketer for Your Startup with Emily Kramer on 5:00pm, May 22, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • Why VCs Invest in Immigrant Startup Founders on 5:00pm, May 24, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • Co-Founder Networking: Find a Business Partner, Online on 5:00pm, May 31, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • Startup Idea Pitch Practice: Get Friendly Feedback from Experts (Online) on 5:00pm, Jun 07, 2023 (Africa/Monrovia):

Make better, faster business decisions in 2023 by sharing your latest progress, challenges, and strategies for constant feedback and evaluation from our expert mentors and advisors, every step of the way–scale your team, develop new business opportunities, and recruit an amazing advisory board with the world's largest network of international startup founders, CEOs, advisors, and investors.

The Ghana accelerator is led by some of the region's top startup leaders, including Admin Ghana (-, Worldwide TechServices), Akua Nyame-Mensah (Director, Founder Institute Ghana), Fiifi Baidoo (Director, Founder Institute Ghana), Ops Ghana, Simon Turner (Managing Director, Founder Institute Ghana). In addition, some of Accra's top entrepreneurs will be participating as mentors in the program, including:

  • Adama Varsey Sirleaf: Licensed Attorney, MBA Candidate
  • Adrien Bouillot: CEO, Founder, Chalkboard Education
  • Ajuma Ataguba: Managing Director, Founder Institute, Abuja
  • Ajuma Ataguba: Venture Partner, White Hibiscus Capital
  • Akosua Kuranchie: Associate, Egality Law
  • Akua Nyame Mensah: Certified Executive & Leadership Coach, A.N.M & Company
  • Albert Kwabena Williams: CEO, Williams Oil Limited
  • Alex Bram: CEO, Hubtel
  • Alexis Roman: Co-Founder, Hub and Fund
  • Alfred Rowe: Founder/CTO, Encodev Labs
  • Allan Whalley: CFO, Premier Technical Services Group
  • Alloysius Attah: co-founder, Farmerline
  • Ama Dadson: Founder & CEO, AkooBooks Audio
  • Amma Gyampo: Co-Founder & CEO, ScaleUp Africa
  • Anders Lindström: Director of Communications, Head of PR & Communications, the Americas at Hurtigruten
  • Andrew Takyi Appiah: Managing Director, Zeepay
  • Angelina Asenso-Addo: Founder & Managing Consultant - PeopleSense Gh, Business Mentor - Ashesi University
  • Anna Robertson: CEO and Founder, YEVU Clothing
  • Anthony Takyi: Fynderr, Founder & CEO
  • Armando Mualumene: Founder and Project Developer & Team Leader, The iDEASLab
  • Ashwin Ravichandran: Managing Director, MEST Africa
  • Ato Ulzen-Appiah: Director, Ghana Think Foundation
  • Aurelia Abena Attipoe: Founder and Project Lead, The Pitch Hub
  • Ayo Dawodu: CEO & Co-Founder , Loystar
  • Bade Aluko: Managing Partner, White Hibiscus Capital
  • Bernard Ian Erbyn: Co-Founder & CEO, Africa Growth Factory
  • Biase Aggor, Black Volta Ventures
  • Biyi Oladipo: Treasurer, NIRA
  • Carly Edwards: Founder, Ground Up Ghana
  • Carole Ramella: CEO, GFA Consulting Ltd
  • Cecil Nutakor: CEO, eCampus
  • Chandni Hirani: Accelerator Manager, Katapult VC
  • Charlotte Lily Baidoo: CEO, Women's World Banking Ghana
  • Charmaine Hayden: Partner, Good Soil
  • Chiamaka Nwosu: CEO, Truckrtech
  • Chintan Oza: Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
  • Chris Zaw: MD, WARC Group
  • Chris Foltz: Entrepreneur In Residence, Founder Institute + Responsible Solutions Ltd + IRG 100 CMO's & Change Agents
  • Comfort Adjahoe Jennings: President , African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP)
  • Damilola Emuze: COO/Co-Founder, ScholarX
  • Dana Ohana: CEO and Co-Founder, Big Consulting
  • Daniel Kwaku Merki: Founder of Boxplay Ventures (early-stage venture builder & angel investor), AHK Nigeria
  • Dave Emnett: Co-Founder, Ozé
  • Desmond Koney: CEO, Complete Farmer
  • Don Eteghwia: Founder , Leadwood
  • Dr Abdul Fatahi Abdulai Kambala: Consultant, Private Consultancy
  • Dr. Justin Lancaster: Inventor, Kwikbio & FastScience!
  • Dr. Macdonald C. Vasnani: CEO and Owner , Consolidated Shipping Agencies Limited
  • Dr. (Mrs.) Leticia Osafo Addo: CEO, Samba Food Ltd.
  • Dzifa Ababio: Brand Builder, Creative , LUMIVERTE, Yabo's Food, Vibin'
  • Ebenezer Arthur: CEO, Wangara Capital
  • Ebenezer Lartey: CEO ,
  • Ebo Ferguson Yankson: Training and Development Strategist., Aker Energy AS
  • Edem Dotse: CEO, Swiftly Global
  • Edison Gbenga: Business Developer , ACME Mastermind Group
  • Edward Amartey Tagoe: Co-Founder & Director , Nandimobile Limited
  • Edward Pie: Senior AI Engineer , XAIN
  • Ekow Mensah: Founder & CEO, TANOE
  • Emi Beth Quantson: CEO & Founder, Kawa Moka Coffee Company
  • Emily Sheldon: Co-Founder and CEO, African Health Innovation Centre
  • Emmanuel Noah: CEO, Quail Masters Ltd.
  • Emmanuel Darko: CEO, Babaoo Foods
  • Emmanuel Gamor: Founder, Urithi Labs
  • Emmanuel Buetey Noah: CEO, Benben
  • Emmanuel Leslie Addae: Africa Regional Recruitment Manager, Africa Internship Academy
  • Enrico Cupido: Managing Director, EJC Consulting (pty) Ltd
  • Erdinc Ekinci: Co-founder, CEO ,, inc
  • Erin Horne McKinney: Founder & CEO, Black Female Founders (#BFF)
  • Ethel Cofie: CEO, Edel Technology Consulting
  • Etornam Fianoo Vidza: Founder, SPiiKA
  • Eyram Akofa Tawia: Founder , Leti Arts
  • Farida Bedwei: Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer , Logiciel
  • Felix Darko: Venture Partner , Daba
  • Femi Adewumi: Director of Training, MEST
  • Fiifi Baidoo: CTO, iSpace Foundation
  • Fiifi Baidoo: CEO, Cloud Port Limited
  • Florence Toffa: Director, , Mobile Web Ghana
  • Florence Toffa: CEO , Mobile Web Ghana
  • Fortunat Diener: Founder , AVEC-SAVE AG
  • Foster Awintiti Akugri: Incubator Manager, Stanbic Bank Ghana Ltd.
  • Francis Asante: Sr. Software Engineer , Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Frank Amankwah: Founder, Hawkman Labs
  • Fred Moore: Chairman and CEO, AJS LTD
  • Freda Yawson: Co-Founder & Lead, African Health Innovation Centre and Innovate Ghana
  • Frederick Mawuli Deegbe: Managing Partner, Heel the World Ltd
  • Gabriel Ankamafio: CEO, Homechow App
  • George Adjebeng: Head of Innovation Manager and Multichannels Unit , Societé Generale Ghana
  • Guido Von Westerholt: COO, Damedic
  • Hany O.Soliman: Managing Director , EJC Consulting (pty) Ltd.
  • Hayford Asafo Adjei: CEO
  • Hayford Nkansah Brakoh: CEO, MedRX App
  • Haymee Irimina Perez Cogle: Managing Director, Founder Institute Luanda
  • Herman Chinery Hesse: CEO, Softtribe Ltd.
  • Ide Swager: International Consultant, CINOP Global
  • Itumeleng Moagi, Growth Factor
  • Jane Egerton Idehen: Head of Sales | Middle East & Africa , Facebook
  • Jesse Agyepong: CEO, AFIBA CONSULTING
  • Jessica Poku: Country Manager, UBER GHANA
  • Jewel Thompson: Assistant Lecturer of Entrepreneurship , Ashesi University
  • Jimi Daodu: Founder, Vault Hill Limited
  • Jinguang Yang: Partner, Rose Lake Ventures
  • Joanna Bingham: Founder & CEO, Footprints Africa
  • Joannes Hotagua: Founder and CEO, Hotagua Enterprises LTD
  • Jonathan Okanlawon: Co-Founder/Board Executive , Global Croft Ltd
  • Jorge Appiah: CEO, Kumasi Hive
  • Josiah Kwesi Eyison: CEO, iSpace Foundation
  • Junaid "Timtooni" Yakubu: Founder, Timtooni Studios
  • Kafui Yevu: Founder , kraado
  • Kamal Yakub: CEO, TroTro Tractor
  • Kamil Nabong: CEO, Hub and Fund
  • Kay Boakye: Co-Founder, STEMeIn
  • Kelvin Tyron: CEO, Nvoicia
  • Kelvin Abdallah: Non Executive Partner
  • Kelvin Atuguba: Project Manager , McDan Group of Companies
  • Kenny Schumacher: Founder, Delesign
  • Keshni Morar: Director, Founder Institute South Africa + Investable + Apollo Angel Network
  • Kimberly Ofori: Founder , Growth Republic & GV Studio
  • Kingsley Abrokwah: CEO, Pentiumtech Limited
  • Kirchuffs Atengble: Executive Director , PACKS Africa
  • Kirin Kalia: Founder and CEO, Grow Through Story
  • Kofi Dadzie: Co-Founder & Former CEO of Rancard, plus Consultant/Advisor in Tech Strategy & Governance ,
  • Kofi Zormelo: Head Of Development , Windwater Development Limited
  • Kojo Ayirebi: Managing Director, Zished Limited (
  • Kojo Soboh: Executive Director, EMY Africa & Carbon AV
  • Korieh Duodu: Principal , Egality Law
  • Krastina Zhivkova: Sustainable Business Development Expert, Various
  • Kwame Dadson: Business Teaching Fellow , MEST Africa
  • Kweku Fleming: Business Advisor, Stanford Seed
  • Lady Omega Hammond: CEO, Ampersand Technologies Ltd
  • Lamin K Darboe: CEO, Bantaba
  • Lamin K Darboe
  • Lavina Ramkissoon: Africa's Voice - Chairperson and Director #aiMom, Founder Institute
  • Lorraine Wright, MBE: Chief of Sales & Crowdfunding, Grow For Me
  • Mac Carthy Mac Gbathy: Co-Founder, HOPin Academy
  • Mahi Sall: Expert, Fintech-Bank Partnerships, AfricaBerlin Network Ambassador
  • Mahmoud Jajah: CEO, ZongoVation Hub
  • Marcelino Turati Gomez: Program Manager, AfricaBerlin Network, Enpact
  • Marco Rovagnati: Entrepreneur & Consultant , Groundbreaking | Poapoa
  • Marie Baba: Tech Angel Investor, Noir Diaspora
  • Mark Kleyner: Co-Founder, Dream VC
  • Matthieu Boucher: Investment Manager & Data Analytics Consultant, Justin305
  • Maurice Caschinco: Manager, Kumasi Hive/Solar Taxi
  • Mauricio Cardoso: Corporate Venture Manager, O POVO Communication Group
  • Maxwell Ampong: CEO, Maxwell Investment Group
  • Meghan McCormick: CEO, Dare to Innovate/Ozé
  • Michael Ocansey: Co-Founder & CTO, AgroCenta Holdings Ltd
  • Michael Newlove Mensah: CEO, Ceruba/Utterwave
  • Michael Oscar Esio: Co-Founder, Africacomicade
  • Miishe Addy: CEO, Jetstream
  • Mohit Premanik: Management Partner, The Aspen Institute
  • Mona Boyd: CEO, Landtours Ghana Limited
  • Moses Mallaghan: CEO, Agro Innova Ltd
  • Mrs. Stella Appenteng: CEO, Apstar Tours Limited
  • Nabil Khalifa: CEO, CirclePay
  • Nadia Catraio: Manager, Katraio Services Lda
  • Nana Opoku W. O. Agyeman Prempeh: Founder & CEO, Grow For Me
  • Nana Osei: Founder, Co-Founder, Bluhue Ventures & Bohten Eyeglasses
  • Ndifreke Anwanakak: Mr, Growth Factor
  • Nehemiah Attigah: CEO , Hatua Tech Ltd.
  • Nelson Amo: CEO, Innohub, Founder, Accra Angels Network
  • Nii Ashe Bruce: Director , Samora Ventures
  • Olamide Afolabi: Managing Director , Touch and Pay Technologies Limited
  • Oluwakemi Adeniran: Managing Consultant, Learning Solutions Nigeria Limited
  • Patrick Beattie: CEO, RedBird
  • Paul Damalie: CEO, Inclusive Financial Technologies
  • Pearl Esua Mensah: CEO, Media General Ghana
  • Percy Amoo Yankey: Executive Director, IBS Consulting Alliance
  • Prasanth Kumar: Director, Founders Factory
  • Prince Bonney: CEO , ICODE GH
  • Prince Asamoah: Founder, Tap & Hop
  • Prince Oppong Kwarteng: Advisor & Coordinator, Business Ideas for Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Priscilla Adjubel: Founder, Impact Hub Accra
  • Regina Honu: CEO, Soronko Academy
  • Richard Adarkwah: Founder , Insurerity
  • Roman Kovalenko, Reserve Bank of Austrslia
  • Rose Mary Nakasenge Bbosa: Founder, MARBO GLOBAL INVESTMENTS LTD
  • Rudolph Ampofo: Partnerships Manager, SSA, Wikimedia Foundation
  • Russell Brand: CEO & Founder, Responsible Solutions Limited
  • Sakhile Xulu: CEO, Innovation Youth Ambassador, Dot Connector, World Summit Awards
  • Sakhile Xulu: CEO, Qisimah
  • Sam Yeboah: CEO, Mirepa Capital
  • Sameer Sortur: Managing Partner, SquareCircle Ventures
  • Samuel Sowah: CEO, Bace Group
  • Samuel Oriaku, Growth Factor
  • Samuel Opoku: Founding Partner, Start.Up Lounge Africa
  • Samuel Baddoo: Founder & CEO, Fleri Inc.
  • Senam Kofi Joy: Product Designer , senamDesign
  • Seth Akumani: Head of Exploration, UNDP and Citra Social Innovation Lab
  • Setriakor Nyomi: Director Of Technology , Moringa School
  • Sewu Steve Tawia: Angel Investor, Accra Angels Network, Asime Ventures
  • Sewu Steve Tawia: African Angel, Accra Angels
  • Sheriff Olujide: Managing Partner, SOCS GokSon Capital (SGC) Ventures
  • Simon Turner: Founding Partner, Groundbreaking, Managing Director, FI Ghana
  • Sola Adekanye: Founder, Open Innovation Access
  • Solange Gerda Ammah: Associate , Egality
  • Stephanie Ansah: Founder, The M1720 Group Limited
  • Stephanie Kingue: Founder , Dwelner
  • Stephen Bandoh: President, Workspace Ghana
  • Taaka Awori: CEO, Busara Africa
  • Thelma Kodowu: Co-Founder, InvestPro Advisors Limited
  • Theodore Albright: Managing Consultant , The Family Office Africa
  • Thiago Garcia: CEO & General Partner, 10X Partners
  • Timothy Quarshie: Founder , Veew Digital
  • Timothy Kotin: CEO & CoFounder, Superfluid Labs
  • Tomi Davies: Collaborator-in-Chief, TVC Labs
  • Tony Marfo: CEO, Anitrack
  • Victoria Derban: Associate Lawyer , Egality Law
  • Violet Amoabeng: Founder, Skin Gourmet Limited
  • Will Senyo: CEO, Impact Hub Accra
  • William Sekyi: President, Trekkco
  • Yao Baku: President, Pennysmart
  • Yaw Amoateng: Director/Business Head, NewEdge Infotech Gh Ltd.
  • Yutaro Oka: Founder, CEO, Rocka Foods
  • Yuto Saiki: Founder & CEO , Outlier, Inc.
  • Yvonne Okyere-Whalley: Head of Legal, Aegis Africa
  • Yvonne Acheampong: Director of Client Services , Now Available Africa
  • Zachary Parsons: Consultant and Trainer, Z. W. Parsons
  • Zara Abbey: CMO, SnooCODE

  • And many more to be announced.

Since 2009, Founder Institute’s highly-structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,500 entrepreneurs to grow quickly, know what to do next, and make key connections through the largest community of startup advisors in the world. 

It all starts with our renowned ‘FI Core’ accelerator, which pushes founders at the idea and pre-seed stages to reach the milestones needed for investment and sustained growth. Alumni of FI Core then receive free access to our advanced ‘Founder Lab’ accelerators for years to come, and can get matched with prospective investors in the FI Venture Network - a collection of global funds actively investing in the earliest rounds of funding.

The results speak for themselves: FI Alumni have raised over $1.75BN in funding, and are building impactful businesses across 200+ cities and 95+ countries all across the globe. (see the FI 50 Report here).

Join us in Ghana to get funded and build a global business. 

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