Business News of Thursday, 21 August 2014
Source: Oppong Brenya?
A group of entrepreneurs to converge in Kumasi as Think Ghana Host Second Kumasi Konnect
A group of entrepreneurs and innovators will be converging again in Kumasi to connect, share and build together. If you missed out on the maiden edition of the Kumasi Konnect program at the KNUST Campus, then don’t miss out on this. You will have another opportunity to meet deep thinking and influential youth to interact, share ideas and motivate to propel you for the corporate world.
The maiden edition held on 25th July 2014, had Mr. Frank Boateng, who spoke on “Turning Passion into Business”. Mr. Frank Boateng is a Serial Entrepreneur, Executive VP for XP Resources LLC in Houston USA and Country MD for EquipXP Mining and Construction Ghana Ltd.
The networking was great with many proposing the meeting should be held every month. Participants said Kumasi Konnect created opportunities for skills development and application among the youth. The participants were inspired by Mr. Frank’s diligence towards his dreams and his utmost hard work in turning his ideas and passion into a business.
Interactions led to new opportunities for collaboration among attendees. We hope that the new social capital forged would spark projects that would be of benefit to communities. The participants contributed and shared their personal entrepreneurial experiences, challenges they face and how they are overcoming those challenges as well as asking thought provoking questions which culminated into meaningful discussions.
The second Kumasi Konnect will host Valerie Okudzeto, CEO of Clean Team Ghana, who will speak on the topic “Leveraging Opportunities for Personal Development”, and the event is slated for 4th September, 2014 at KNUST’s Tech Hub. The Mandela Washington Fellow will share how she’s been able to find and grab opportunities to build her career and profile.
Kumasi Konnect is an initiative by the GhanaThink Foundation and sponsored by the TechHub in KNUST. This event series will further commune the network built out of Barcamp Kumasi. Stay tuned via Barcamp Kumasi on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ or the #KumasiKonnect hashtag.
Written by Joseph Osei