Say hello to Ashwin Ravichandran, GM of MEST Accra. Ashwin is from India, and has been working with startups since he graduated with a Computer Science degree in 2011. He has worked with startups in the recruitment, lifestyle, education and data + social impact sectors. Ashwin has worked in almost every vertical in a company because he believes every single member of the team counts and their skills can be utilized in every way. His favorite being user experience/user interfaces and customer journeys.
Neku Atawodi has extensive experience as a self-starter entrepreneur, having spear-headed the launch-to-market of companies in various sectors under her watch. She is also the founder of Malaik, an impact-focused approach to equity crowdfunding in Africa, which gives investors access to the continent’s opportunities, and mediates its risks through a very thorough due diligence process. Neku was recently named as one of Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30.
Episode #02 - African Ed-Tech, raising capital in Accra, and selling to African Higher Ed with Ammishaddai Ofori
Meet Ammishaddai Ofori, CEO and Co-founder of Flippy Campus - a social app for tertiary students. Ammishaddai is excited about technology and how it can improve the lives of everyday people. He consult's for start-ups and companies on their branding and go to market strategies. His love for tech got gim co-hosting on Citi Trends, a weekly podcast on Citi 97.3 FM on technology trends from around the world. When He's not being a tech nerd, Ammishaddai write's and perform's poetry and MCs for weddings and professional events. Flippy Campus is a social application that helps students get updated on what is happening on their campuses.
Episode #01 - Entrepreneurship in Accra, the story of Skrife, and more with MEST Head of Communications, Kelechi Udoagwu
Say hello to Kelechi Udoagwu, Head of Communications at MEST and Cofounder at Skrife. She's a mentor/coach focused on African graduates and young adults in transitional phases in their lives. Skrife is an online platform that provides brands, startups, digital agencies, entrepreneurs with quality written content by leveraging on an exclusive curated community of freelance writers and editors. In 2016/2017, Kelechi worked with 20+ startups/teams and over 60 individual entrepreneurs to launch and execute dig-marketing and communications strategies to build solid online visibility and grow into sustainable businesses.