Social Impact Week – a week long business innovation and ideas challenge, with a focus on social change. iSpace will be hosting a series of events throughout the week with the aim to educate and inspire individuals, entrepreneurs, and startups. The goal is to learn about some of the issues we face in our communities and to explore the ways we can target these using social and tech entrepreneurship for sustainable impact. Our event will be capped off with a hackathon, where the top three teams that emerge will move on to build an MVP with iSpace.
iSpace will be hosting daily events from Jan 25-Jan 30:
Monday, January 25, 6:00pm:
Kick-Off Panel – We will kick things off with a panel discussion, where we explore the landscape of social business in Ghana. Come armed with your toughest questions for our panelists.
Kissy Agyeman-Togobo, Songhai Advisory, providing critical insight in support of investment across Sub-Saharan Africa
David Hutchful, Grameen Foundation
Fiifi Baidoo, iSpace Co-Founder
Akua Akyaa Nkrumah, Jekora Ventures
Tuesday, January 26, 8am-10am:
Breakfast Roundtable – How to access funding for a social impact startup
Wednesday, January 27, 6pm:
Key Note Speakers: The Role of Technology for Social Impact
Alloysius Attah, CEO and Co-Founder of Farmerline – the development of web platforms and mobile applications in order to disseminate and collect agricultural data to/from smallholder farmers. http://farmerline.org
Stacie Irwin, VOTO Mobile Regional Director of Programs – Anglophone West Africa, making it easy for businesses, governments, and NGOs to share information and gather feedback through interactive SMS or voice calls in local languages – using mobile to instantly reach across distance, language, and literacy barriers.
Nehemiah Attigah, Project Manager of Odekro – promoting transparency and providing online access to public records http://www.odekro.org
Daisy Chang, Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (STIP) Advisor, USAID/West Africa
Nana Kweku Asante, President and Founder, Codef Africa, using tech to providing access to quality healthcare services and education on Maternal and Mental Healthcare http://codefafrica.org
Thursday, January 28, all day:
Concept Note & Business Plan one-on-one coaching
Sign up here: bit.ly/1PbcRvN
Friday, January 29:
Social Impact We
ek Marketplace & Mingle
The marketplace will take place from 3:00pm onwards, showcasing products of several change-makers positively impacting society. The event will lead into a happy hour at 5pm, where ecosystem
stakeholders will be gathered o network and share ideas.
Saturday, January 30, 9:00am-7:00pm: Hackathon
Sign up here: http://ispacegh.com/social-impact-week-registration/
Facebook page here
More information at www.ispacegh.com or call – 0245904759/0244575306