Ethel Cofie is a Tech entrepreneur (www.edelitconsult.com) with extensive experience in Europe and
A Mandela Fellow for President Obama’s Young African Leaders initiative, she was recently featured
in BBC and CNN for her work.
She has international experience working on a variety of projects including the Bill and Melinda
Gates Mobile Technology for Health project, the Ford Foundation’s Election Monitoring project for
Nigeria, and was head of Commercial Solutions at Vodafone.
She is the founder of Women in Tech Ghana, initiator of the 1st Pan African woman in tech meetup
and was shortlisted for the UN GEM Tech Award for her work supporting women in ICT
Her latest project is an Accelerator AfricaYwenty10 for startups launching in multiple African
Why you should listen to her talk?
I believe entrepreneurship is Africa way out of poverty.
Entrepreneurship is on the increase ,because Africa, at last has being emerging and the
economies are booming — several countries are starting to really increase entrepreneurial
activity and move to opportunity entrepreneurship, rather than necessity
“Opportunities abound and a positive spirit is emerging amongst the population of these
Likewise, sub-Saharan Africa claims the top five spots for countries where people see good
opportunities for starting a business and feel positive about entrepreneurship.
Africa is going to have to rely on small businesses (SMEs) to provide the bulk of the
Quotes from Ethel Cofie: We don?t Celebrate Failure enough
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Tedx Accra is schduled for the 11th of April, 2015 at the National Theather, Accra.
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