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Ghana To Host 100 Global Speakers For the Largest Tech Summit in Africa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Ghana makes history by hosting the largest annual gathering of innovators at the Ghana Tech Summit

Announced At: Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit (Boston, USA)

Accra, Ghana- October 3, 2017 – In an effort to accelerate startups from emerging markets, the Global Startup Ecosystem will be hosting major summits in developing countries across the globe. Haiti was the first country to host the largest annual gathering of innovators addressing humanity’s grandest challenges with over 100 global speakers in 2017. Ghana will join the global initiative with top companies, celebrities and government officials in 2018.

The central theme of the global summit is to “catalyze startup ecosystems in emerging markets”. Day one is centered on “Drivers of startup ecosystems” with a deep dive look at the contributions of VC fund managers, angel investors, accelerators, incubators and media reporters on tech innovation hubs around the world. Day two is centered on “Disruptors of startup economies” with an analysis exponential technologies in transforming future industries via Ai, virtual reality, drone, robotics, space, etc.

The event will host speakers from Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Twitter, IBM, Microsoft, and more. Over 40+ media representatives from Forbes, Inc Magazine, Fast Company, Black Enterprise, NY Times and more will be in attendance.

Hosting the event in Ghana not only aims to revitalize economic activity in the country but to also provide a new narrative for Ghana and emerging markets. “Ghana, the gateway to Africa can redefine how we leverage exponential opportunities across the continent…” says the founding organizer of the event- Einstein Ntim.

Tickets are now live via www.ghanatechsummit.com.

About Ghana Tech Summit: Ghana Tech Summit brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, digital marketers and creatives under one roof together to address humanity’s grandest challenges via technology and entrepreneurship. It is a part of a 13-year initiative of the Global Startup Ecosystem-the first and largest digital accelerator that accelerates 1000 companies to market annually across 190+ countries entirely online.

About Global Startup Ecosystem: Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): is a central hub designed to educate, inspire and prepare startup communities for the digital age. GSE primarily provides online digital accelerator programs for startup ecosystems in different geographic regions, industry verticals, and impactful topic areas. Regions of focus are: Africa,Asia,America,Caribbean Europe, Latin America and the  Middle East . Frontier tech areas of focus are: Space , Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Drones, IOT (Network + Sensors), Robotics, Synthetic Biology (Nano Tech) and Manufacturing (3d printing). Topic and industries of focus are: Fintech, Ed tech, Health Tech, Sustainable Development Goals. Smart City, Diversity and more. GSE culminates digital programs by providing unique ecosystem experiences through a series off offline summits, bootcamps, and tours.

About the Founder: Einstein Ntim is a Ghanaian-British entrepreneur and startup ecosystem builder that connects innovators to Ai, space, and other exponential tech networks. As the founding partner at the Global Startup Ecosystem(GSE)-the first and largest creator of digital online accelerators- Einstein provides access to capital experts and speaks on topics covering entrepreneurship, Artificial Intelligence, and exponential technologies. Formerly a serial entrepreneur, Einstein relocated to the US and founded two health care startups- Enabled AI (The AI Mental Health App for Exponential Innovators) and Bloomer Tech (which embeds IOT sensors into fabrics to tackle cardiovascular disease). During his time in silicon valley, Einstein worked on connecting startups to Tim Draper’s venture networks and university and currently sits on Singularity University’s Advisory Board for Inclusion.  Prior to his work in the USA, Einstein was selected for Ghana’s Future Leaders Under 30 and had a diverse career in capital markets (UBS, Statestreet, Deutsche Bank), military (UK), and professional sports (Harlequins Rugby). Einstein studied Economics and Policy at London School of Economics (LSE), Chinese Languages and Philosophy at Nanjing University, Faith and Theology at the Methodist Church of Britain, and acted as British Council GenUK Ambassador in India and China.

Contact:

Ghana Tech Summit Team

(E) info@GhanaTechSummit.com

(W) www.GhanaTechSummit.com

(F) www.facebook.com/Ghanatechsummit/

(T) www.twitter.com/ghanatechsummit

Social Networks…..

A​re They a Blessing or a Curse?

 

Social networks like facebook, twitter, whatsapp and others have provided a platform where people communicate, make friends, meet old friends, share ideas, share photos and so on. Social Media is all around us and it has come to encompass every aspect of our lives. Social networks has been very useful to almost everyone across the Globe especially the Youth.

These social sites has created the platform for both the young and old to do so many things which would have been impossible without the presence of these sites. Many making new friends, others finding old friends and reconnecting. Some have found boyfriends and girlfriends and even life partners thus to talk of a few.

Business men and women are using these sites to advertise and market their products and services with ease. Social media has contributed
immensely to the development of Arts especially musicians. Musicians are using social media sites to interact with their fans and also
putting up download links for people to download their music. Aside Musicians, prominent Pastors also use these sites to win souls for Christ. In the recently held general elections, facebook and twitter were particularly the dominant social sites where various aspiring candidates in both Presidential and Parliamentary elections campaigned massively via these platforms and I must say, it was worth
it. Right now it’s like almost everyone is on either one or more of these social networks, so you can imagine!

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Generally, a whole lot of interesting stuff takes place on these social sites each second, minute, hour and day. Among all these advantages lies the bad side of social networks. Yeah social media have been of very good use to society since its invention but there have been some abuses or disadvantages in relation to these sites. Talk of impersonation, the common abuse of the social media has been the ease at which people misrepresent themselves to others especially celebrities to perpetrate fraud on others.

Also social vices such as prostitution, fraud among others have always existed but it seems these vices have sprawled especially in Ghana. Social networks have made things so easier to the extent that, anything good or bad could be done through this medium. In addition, relationship breakups have become very rampant notwithstanding the fact that such things have always existed.

Everyone faces challenges in their personal intimate relationship but social media have become one major challenge for most couples. Imagine
your partner always liking or commenting on one particular opposite sex photos or one particular person always trying to get your partners
attention with titles like; babe ,honey and so on. As humans as many questions will run through your mind.
When used correctly, some think the benefits of social networks can far outweigh some of its downfall but weighing both sides, what do you
think?. WOULD YOU SAY SOCIAL NETWORKS IS A BLESSING OR A CURSE?

Afia English (@AfiaEnglish)