Hundreds of Ghanaian entrepreneurs and developers hosted at the World Bank Knowledge Centre in
The two-day event which was aimed at providing a platform for
The Country Manager for Google Ghana, Estelle Akofio Sowah used the occasion to pledge
She added through initiatives like the
Participants got the opportunity to hear from top professionals currently using online tools to boost innovation in their trades and also spent time networking and sharing ideas with other Ghanaian professionals.
For us, these events are channels through which we can share learning, practices and examples that can help these indigenous professionals take advantage of web tools that have proven to be successful across the world.
It aligns with our goal of helping Africans build innovative businesses that in turn add to the continent's gross domestic product (GDP)."
In addition to the sharing sessions, the event also showcased some of the top successes by Ghanaians on the African and global stages. One of these includes successes is the
One of the biggest highlights of the event was the announcement of the top 10 finalists in
Christopher runs a transport company that uses Google Maps in his vehicle tracking devices to record location of a vehicle at any point in time. Because of this he was able to get loans from banks with which his auto service now provides jobs to local drivers in
Commenting on the announcement, Estelle said "The Internet is already restructuring the old order of learning and growth, and creating the next generation of entrepreneurs in
"This result is a testament of how the web is driving positive change in the lives of our people. We look forward to seeing who the voting public chooses as the winners - the top five most inspiring success stories from across our continent."
The hope is that these and other similar examples will not only grow, but inspire newer and more impactful stories in the coming years.
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