Impact Hub Accra

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Impact Hub Accra
MottoExcellence Integrity Knowledge Diversity Fearlessness Humility Stewardship Collaboration Celebration Opportunity
Established2013
TypeNon-Profit Organisation
Coordinates5°45′33″N 0°13′12″W / 5.759066°N 0.220065°W / 5.759066; -0.220065Coordinates: 5°45′33″N 0°13′12″W / 5.759066°N 0.220065°W / 5.759066; -0.220065
Websitewww.hubaccra.com

Impact Hub Accra is a co-working space located in Accra, Ghana.[1][2] The hub recently joined the Impact Hub (Global Network) through the Africa Seed Program.[3][4] Impact Hub Accra main mission is to support inclusive growth in Ghana through the creation of a social innovation ecosystem by developing programs, providing workspace, access to capital and connecting entrepreneurs focused on solutions to regional challenges. Impact Hub Accra is seeking to build a globally integrated entrepreneurial community that promotes high impact developments in West Africa.[5][6]

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Impact Hub Accra

Impact Hub Accra is a member of the Impact Hub (Global Network) which has 86 open Impact Hubs with 15,000 and more members across 5 Regions.

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Accomplishments[edit]

The hub is known to hold and support programmes that develop Ghanaian youth. It is best known for some popular entrepreneurial events in the city of Accra such as hackathons, pitch contests, training and workshops for startups. It currently hosts Ghana’s first digital innovation lab.[7][8]

Impact Hub Accra hosted Global Shapers Accra Hub's Shaping Davos event ahead of the 2016 World Economic Forum.[9] Impact Hub Accra recently hosted the first Health Innovation challenge in Ghana termed "Health Hack Accra" that was open to entrepreneurs to create solutions to four health challenges that was identified for the hackathon sponsored by Merck Group.[10][11] Impact Hub Accra was the venue for Seedstars Accra organised by Seedstars World that seek to find the next big entrepreneur or startup out of Africa and the World at large.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Akwaaba!". hubaccra.com. Impact Hub. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Impact Hub Accra launches tomorrow". Disrupt Africa. Disrupt Africa. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Where Are Impact Hubs - Impact Hub". Impact Hub. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  4. ^ "About Africa Seed - Africa Impact Hub". africa.impacthub.net. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Tech Needs Girls #StylewithCode Coding workshop". www.myjoyonline.com. Multimedia Group. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Learning to code software is changing the lives of Ghana women". www.huffingtonpost.com. The Huffingtonpost. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Ghana's Hack for Big Choices "largest ever in Africa"". Disrupt Africa. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Wanjo Foods wins $25,000 investment prize - The Ghanaian Times". www.ghanaiantimes.com.gh. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Accra hub to host shaping Davos second, again". myjoyonline. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Health Hack Accra set for the weekend". www.disrupt-africa.com. Disrupt Africa. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Impact Hub 'Health Hack Accra' set for 26–28 August". www.citifmonline.com. Citifmonline.com. Retrieved 6 September 2016.
  12. ^ "What to expect when Seedstars World heads to Accra". www.ventureburn.com. Ventureburn. Retrieved 6 September 2016.

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