#CitiTrends S05 EP5: Funding Your Startup with Eric Osiakwan

WhatsApp Image 2019-02-12 at 08.14.58When you get the chance to set up a business, one of your biggest headaches is funding.
 
Where do you get the money, how do you pay back, how much money will you get? 
My guest this week was a serial investor, business leader and global technology icon. Eric Osiakwan is the Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital is an Entrepreneur and Investor with 15 years of ICT industry leadership across Africa and the world. He has worked in 32 African countries. 
He had some incredible insight to share about what funding means for a tech startup and how to get some. 
Enjoy.

#CITITRENDS S05 EP 4: Building for Africa vrs Building in Africa with Ethel Cofie

WhatsApp Image 2019-02-05 at 12.00.01CEO of Edem Technology Consulting, Ethel Cofie was my guest on the show this week as we explored what it means and takes to build a technology company for Africa that serves the African continent and its needs as against building a technology company in Africa whose focus is outside of the content.

 

Ethel touched on everything from the money business to the lack of understanding of the global market to the lack of understanding of the African market.

 

Thoroughly enjoyable conversation.

 

We have the Apps, Trending, Your Tech and How to segments as well.
Take a listen.

#CITITRENDS S05 EP 3: Writing and Publishing in a Digital Age with Keni Ribeiro

WhatsApp Image 2019-01-28 at 17.41.35The queen was here.
What an episode!
Elated to have had the pleasure of chatting with blogger and writer Keni Ribeiro about what it means to write for a digital audience and also what platforms to distribute content on.
Keni spoke about her beginnings as a writer and her influences.
She shared insight into how to win in the content creation war and also some great life lessons for writers.
Incredible show.

#CitiTrends S05 Ep 2: How to get into Tech with Edem Kumodzi

whatsapp image 2019-01-22 at 11.22.34A sombre week indeed for the tech community on Africa.

Six staff members of Kenya based technology firm, Cellulant, were killed in a terror attack by five al-Shabab-linked terrorists. 

Cellulant is an online payment solutions provider in the region. 

The six are: Ashford Kuria, Dennis Mwaniki, Jeremiah Mbaria, John Ndiritu, Kelvin Gitonga,Wilfred Kareithi.

Edem Kumodzi however lifted our spirits with an eyeopening conversation about how to get into tech with special emphasis on the Ghana tech ecosystem.

He spoke extensively about staying curious and being passionate.

Take a listen to the show.

 

#CitiTrends S05 Ep1: Globalising Africa’s Technology with Emmanuel Gamor

whatsapp image 2019-01-23 at 09.56.42We are ready for a new year, are you?

And what a way to start things off?

Technology consultant and member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Hub Accra, Emmanuel Gamor, was my guest for the first episode of the show.

He cautioned that Ghana risks losing its competitive advantage on the global stage if it fails to identify the unique opportunities technological advancements offer.

He further urged Ghanaian technology entrepreneurs to create globally competitive products in order to extend their influence and reach.

Take a listen.