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2014 StartUp Cup Winners Announced!

DSC_0512 Ghana Startup Cup Finalists & Judges

December 20 proved to be a great day for Ghana’s entrepreneurship scene as a panel of prestigious judges, business leaders, and members of Ghana’s startup ecosystem came together to choose the winners of the Ghana StartUp Cup 2014.

6 entrepreneurs gave their 4 minute pitches in front of the panel which included the founders of Growth Mosaic and RtHE Consult, as well as representatives from Stanford SEED and the U.S. Embassy.

After a period of deliberation the judges had made their decision and the winners were announced. Congratulations to Lily Kudzro of Devio Arts Center for winning the ultimate award. Emmanuel Quist and Issah Abdulai of SmartFix Ghana and Med Ghana respectively were crowned runner ups. Details of their services are as follows:

Devio Arts Center works together with Reach for Change and Tigo Ghana to train kids in transformational thinking to develop their creative minds in both visual and digital arts forms. The center continues to impact the lives of young ones through its non-profit arm.

 

SmartFix Ghana is an online platform that creates marketing opportunities for freelance artisans, handymen and construction workers such as plumbers, electricians, landscapers, etc through which they can market their services

 

MedGhana provides online medical consulting to patients in Ghana,  allowing users of the service to consult with a licensed doctor through secured email, live chat on our website, or book a phone appointment to speak to the medical doctor on phone

 

The finalists will enjoy free mentorship packages, strategy consulting with Growth Mosaic, investment structuring with the Ghana Angel Investors Network, the AfricaTwety10 Award, Ampion Venture Bus Award in partnership with AMPION, with the first place winner taking part in the World StartUp Cup competition to defend the reigning second place world championship title.

The StartUp Cup Business Model Competition process was born in Silicon Valley and proven in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the past seven years. The competition has been fine-tuned based upon feedback from participating entrepreneurs, judges, coaches, entrepreneurial services providers, and community leaders.

The 2014 Edition was supported and sponsored by the U.S. Embassy Ghana, Mel Consult, Ampion Venture Bus, GAIN, Ghana Chamber of Commerce, ALTIS Post-graduate school Business and Society, Ameyaw Debrah, Global Entrepreneurship Week – Ghana, Growth Mosaic, Hub Accra and Africa Twenty10

For more information about the competition or to become a sponsor for the 2015 edition, kindly email: Ghana.startupcup@gmail.com