#CitiTrends S05 EP5: Funding Your Startup with Eric Osiakwan

When 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 …

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

CEO 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 …

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

The 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 …

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

A 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 …

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

We 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 …