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Founder First, Founder Always. Join us in 2022: 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 the 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 Virtual Fall 2022 Founder Institute today.

Program Update: This accelerator will be run online with local and international mentors, with the potential for some optional in-person networking. Learn more on our Virtual Program FAQ page.

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:

Ghana Events:

  • Ghana Startup Ecosystem Report, with Simon Turner (Livestream AMA) on 6:30pm, Jul 12, 2022 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • How My Startup is Succeeding in Africa, Featuring Sam Baddoo of Fleri on 6:30pm, Jul 26, 2022 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • Meet Top FI Ghana & Google for Startups Founder, Nana Prempeh of GrowForMe on 6:30pm, Aug 09, 2022 (Africa/Monrovia):

Global Events:

  • WEBINAR: Founder Institute Online Information Session:
  • Startup Pricing 101: How To Price Your Early Stage Startup Product (Online) on 5:00pm, Jul 13, 2022 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • How to Leverage a Financial Model to Supercharge Your Business (Online) on 5:00pm, Jul 20, 2022 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • [Restricted Access] FounderX 2022: VIP Gathering of the Global Founder Institute Network (Day One) on 5:00pm, Aug 02, 2022 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • [Restricted Access] FounderX 2022: VIP Gathering of the Global Founder Institute Network (Day Two) on 11:00pm, Aug 03, 2022 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • Founder Showcase @ FounderX: Global Startup Pitch & Networking Event on 5:00pm, Aug 04, 2022 (Africa/Monrovia):
  • [Restricted Access] Community Led Growth: Iconic Brands & Raving Fans, with Lloyed Lobo + VIP Networking on 5:00pm, Sep 22, 2022 (Africa/Monrovia):

Make better, faster business decisions in 2022 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 Simon Turner, Akua Nyame-MensahFiifi BaidooNana Efua BenyawRashid Alhassan, Zachary Parsons, and our Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Ama Dadson. In addition, some of Ghana'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
  • Alex Bram: CEO, Hubtel
  • 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
  • Anna Robertson: CEO and Founder, YEVU Clothing
  • Anthony Takyi: Fynderr, Founder & CEO
  • Ato Ulzen-Appiah: Director, Ghana Think Foundation
  • Ayo Dawodu: CEO & Co-Founder , Loystar
  • Bade Aluko: Managing Partner, White Hibiscus Capital
  • Biyi Oladipo: Treasurer, NIRA
  • Cecil Nutakor: CEO, eCampus
  • Charmaine Hayden: Partner, Good Soil
  • Chiamaka Nwosu: CEO, Truckrtech
  • Chintan Oza: Advisor, Lloyds Ventures
  • Chris Foltz: Entrepreneur In Residence, Founder Institute Silicon Valley + Responsible Solutions Ltd + IRG 100 CMO's & Change Agents
  • Comfort Adjahoe Jennings: President , African Women Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP)
  • Damilola Emuze: COO/Co-Founder, ScholarX
  • Dave Emnett: Co-Founder, Ozé
  • Desmond Koney: CEO, Complete Farmer
  • Dr Abdul Fatahi Abdulai Kambala: Consultant, Private Consultancy
  • 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
  • Edward Pie: Senior AI Engineer , XAIN
  • Ekow Mensah: Founder & CEO, TANOE
  • Emily Sheldon: Co-Founder and CEO, African Health Innovation Centre
  • Emmanuel Gamor: Founder, Urithi Labs
  • Emmanuel Darko: CEO
  • Emmanuel Leslie Addae: Africa Regional Recruitment Manager, Africa Internship Academy
  • Erdinc Ekinci: Co-founder, CEO ,, inc
  • Erin Horne McKinney: Founder & CEO, Black Female Founders (#BFF)
  • Esme Verity: CEO , atmos
  • Ethel Cofie: CEO, Edel Technology Consulting
  • Felix Darko: Program Manager, MEST Africa
  • Fiifi Baidoo: CEO, Cloud Port Limited
  • Florence Toffa: CEO , Mobile Web Ghana
  • Foster Awintiti Akugri: Incubator Manager, Stanbic Business Incubator
  • Francis Asante: Sr. Software Engineer , Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Fred Moore: Chairman and CEO, AJS LTD
  • Freda Yawson: Co-Founder & Lead, African Health Innovation Centre and Innovate Ghana
  • George Adjebeng: Head of Innovation Manager and Multichannels Unit , Societé Generale Ghana
  • Guido Von Westerholt: COO, Damedic
  • Haymee Irimina Perez Cogle: Managing Director, Founder Institute Luanda
  • Ide Swager: International Consultant, CINOP Global
  • 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
  • Jinguang Yang, Rose Lake Ventures
  • Joanna Bingham: CEO, Footprints Africa
  • Joannes Hotagua: Founder and CEO, Hotagua Enterprises LTD
  • Jorge Appiah: CEO, Kumasi Hive
  • Josiah Kwesi Eyison: CEO, iSpace Foundation
  • Junaid "Timtooni" Yakubu: Founder, Timtooni Studios
  • Kafui Yevu: Founder , kraado
  • Kamil Nabong: CEO, Hub and Fund
  • Kelvin Atuguba: Project Manager , McDan Group of Companies
  • Kelvin Abdallah: Non Executive Partner, Fido
  • Kelvin Tyron: CEO, Nvoicia
  • Kenny Schumacher: Founder, Delesign
  • Keshni Morar: Director, Founder Institute and InvestABLE
  • Kimberly Ofori: Founder , Growth Republic & GV Studio
  • Kirchuffs Atengble: Executive Director , PACKS Africa
  • 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
  • Kweku Fleming: Business Advisor, Stanford Seed
  • Lady Omega Hammond: CEO, Ampersand Technologies Ltd
  • Lavina Ramkissoon: Africa's Voice - Chairperson and Director #aiMom, Founder Institute
  • Mac Carthy Mac Gbathy: Co-Founder, HOPin Academy
  • Mahi Sall: Corporate-Startup Partnerships Expert, Various
  • Marco Rovagnati: Entrepreneur & Consultant , Groundbreaking | Poapoa
  • 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 Oscar Esio: Co-Founder, Africacomicade
  • Michael Ocansey: Co-Founder & CTO, AgroCenta Holdings Ltd
  • Michael Newlove Mensah: CEO, Ceruba/Utterwave
  • Miishe Addy: CEO, Jetstream
  • Mohit Premanik: Management Partner, The Aspen Institute
  • Moses Mallaghan: CEO, Agro Innova Ltd
  • 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
  • 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
  • Percy Amoo Yankey: Executive Director, IBS Consulting Alliance
  • Prince Bonney: CEO , ICODE GH
  • Priscilla Adjubel: Founder, Impact Hub Accra
  • Regina Honu: CEO, Soronko Academy
  • Richard Adarkwah: Founder , Insurerity
  • Sakhile Xulu: CEO, Innovation Youth Ambassador, Dot Connector, World Summit Awards
  • Sameer Sortur: Founder & CEO , SquareCircle Global
  • Samuel Opoku: Founding Partner, Start.Up Lounge Africa
  • Samuel Baddoo: Founder & CEO, Fleri Inc.
  • Senam Kofi: Product Designer , senamDesign
  • Seth Akumani: Head of Exploration, UNDP and Citra Social Innovation Lab
  • Setriakor Nyomi: Director Of Technology , Moringa School
  • Sewu Steve Tawia: African Angel, Accra Angels
  • SHERIFF OLUJIDE: Managing Partner, SOCS GokSon Capital (SGC) Ventures
  • 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 Kotin, SUPERFLUID LABS
  • Tomi Davies: Collaborator-in-Chief, TVC Labs
  • Victoria Derban: Associate Lawyer , Egality Law
  • Violet Amoabeng: Miss, 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.
  • Yu Li Shein: Co-Founder & COO ,, inc
  • Yutaro Oka: Founder, CEO, Rocka Foods
  • 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

  • And many more to be announced.

Since 2009, Founder Institute’s highly-structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,000 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. 

Apply to the Ghana Virtual Fall 2022 Founder Institute today, or learn more at  


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