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2nd Africa Entrepreneurship Accelerator Summit 2023 Held


The CEO and Co-founder of WestlionCo, Miss Gifty Boatemaa Annan, spearheaded the 2nd edition of the Africa Entrepreneurship Accelerator Summit held at the British Council last Thursday, November 09, 2023.

The 2nd edition of the Africa Entrepreneurship Accelerator Summit  was Themed: “Africa’s Demographic Dividend: Accelerating Youth Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Economic Development.”

The annual event was powered by WestlionCo, an entrepreneurship hub and a female-led venture builder that empowers female-led startups and entrepreneurs with functional knowledge, entrepreneurial skills, mentorship, and resources to surmount startup challenges to run, grow, and sustain lucrative businesses in Africa.

The summit brought together about 200 young entrepreneurs, key players in the Startup ecosystem, policymakers, corporate & academic institutions, and support organizations that are committed to driving economic prosperity through entrepreneurship and innovation.

The occasion was graced with a bouquet of dignified personalities such as Mad. Angela Asante, Presidential Advisor, Gender & Development, Ing Richard Densu, Ag. Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Dr. Nora Bannerman, CEO, Sleek Garments Ltd & ASICT, Ohenewa Sakyi-Bekoe, Development Consultant & Board member, WestlionCo, Mrs. Gladys Amoah, Former MD, Niche Cocoa Industry Ltd, A representative from GIPC and many others.

Miss Annan delivered an opening speech centered on Africa’s Young Demographic and the window of opportunities it can present to the continent if properly harnessed.

She sustained an optimistic view that there exists a bi-directional relationship between entrepreneurship and a thriving economy. She called on all stakeholders to prioritize Africa’s economic growth by supporting young entrepreneurs across various sectors.

“Given the degree of unemployment that has ravaged the continent, engendered by the significant gap between young graduates churning out of our universities and the limited employment opportunities available, I believe that entrepreneurship can save the continent by fostering economic prosperity” – Gifty Boatemaa Annan.

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She, however, cautioned young entrepreneurs, particularly female-led startups to avoid the necessity-driven trap in order to build innovative-driven ventures that warrant expansion and growth as the years go by.

[IMAGE] Unveiled Awardees together with the CEO and Board members of WestlionCo.
WestlionCo prides itself as an organization that scouts for resilient & active young female participants in the labor market, engrossed in providing sustainable solutions to Africa’s diverse challenges through enterprising.

Six of these exceptional female entrepreneurs were unveiled and awarded at the annual summit held on Thursday, November 09, 2023, at the British Council.
• Patience Ami Aidam – CEO, Crunchy Pops
• Vinolia Emma Zigah – CEO, Vinolia Wealth Enterprise
• Edna Frimpong – Co-Founder & PR, Ahofade
• Atsupi Davoh Vifah – Co-founder & Creative Lead, Beema Packaging Solutions
• Elizabeth Ohene – CEO, Brick & Wood
• Ruby Mudey – CEO, Mudey’s Catering Services




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