Friday, October 31, 2014

The 5th Barcamp Kumasi is here! Stay tuned to #BCKSI

Wow, so this is going to be the 5th +Barcamp Kumasi! I missed the first one though in 2010, when +Nana Kwabena Owusu +Teresa Lemaire +Kwamena Appiah-Kubi +Kofi Ulzen-Appiah +Carl Nutsugah and co were premiering it. We've come far. It's sad Eli Aidam won't be here with us for this event - the Ho & Volta region champion I've known - he passed away earlier this year in Kumasi. We'll have a minute of silence for him. He's a hero, like the many others we'll be celebrating this Saturday at +Barcamp Kumasi. Register and join us for Barcamp Kumasi at the College of Science Auditorium at KNUST on November 1st. This follows two Kumasi Konnect events. The organizing team behind that +kofi yeboah +priscilla sarfo-frimpong +Rasheeda Yehuza +Prince Boadu +joseph osei have been joined the ringleader +sampson deklu +Watson Bedzrah and co. Kumasi is buzzing as a result of many +GhanaThink Foundation led initiatives.
I grew up in Oseikrom and I love going back, to be with my family (now mostly parents) and reminisce. It's important that we champion the ability of young people to succeed while remaining in Kumasi. A supportive community is necessary, and the +Barcamp Ghana program continues to build a network of changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs in Ghana and beyond. I expect a great +Barcamp Ghana event. Read the press release below

Barcamp Kumasi 2014 is a free networking forum bringing people together for a day of discussion, demos and dialogue on Kumasi, Ghana and beyond. It takes place on November 1, 2014 at the College of Science of Auditorium, KNUST. The theme for this year is "Youth Entrepreneurship: Celebrating Our Heroes". This Barcamp hopes to assemble stakeholders to network, build a supportive enterprising community and partner to build together.

The GhanaThink Foundation has successfully organized 37 BarCamps in Ghana. BarCamp Kumasi 2014 will be a celebration of heroes who are increasing the narrative of successful entreprises and vibrant opportunities in Kumasi. This 5th Barcamp In Kumasi is continues to our network of changemakers, doers and entrepreneurs via the Barcamp Ghana program. Ato Ulzen-Appiah, director of the GhanaThink Foundation, chips in: After two Kumasi Konnect  events, Barcamp Kumasi returns to amplify local success stories.

As usual, we will have multiple user-generated breakout sessions about topics relevant to the Ashanti Region and beyond. Our speed mentoring session will help participants gain insights and answers to questions. Our confirmed mentors include +Gamel Sankarl (Author), Rick B. Okyere (EVOLV.Africa), +Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey (Rosak Consult), Asantewa Monney (Clean Team), +Jorge Appiah (Creativity Group), +Abigail Aruna \ (Clean Team), Frank Boateng (Darko Fresh), +Albert Yaw Opoku (HapaWeb), Dr +Edinam Gaveh (KATH), +mildred ofosu-ennin  (Fashion Designer), +Johannes Arthur (Artist), +Justin Dakorah (Doctor), +woedem dzogbefia (Architect), Comfort Opoku Anima (OWEC Ghana), +David Asiamah (AgroMindset), +Winnifred Selby (Ghana Bamboo Bikes), etc

Register/RSVP at the BarCamp Kumasi eventbrite website (barcampkumasi14.eventbrite.com) or text "Barcamp Kumasi [name] [email address] to 1945 through any mobile network. Contact us via barcamp at ghanathink dot org for for sponsorship or partnership opportunities.

BarCamp Kumasi 2014 is sponsored by SCISA (KNUST), Reach for Change, Google, Bridge of Hope Limited, Clean Team Ghana, mPedigree, Saazaa Shoes, Nandimobile, Blaqsheep, etc. Our media partners are the Ultimate Radio & Spy Ghana. Join us to move the Ashanti Region and Ghana forward. Stay tuned via our social media. Twitter |Facebook | Google+
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