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On Saturday, April 22, 2017, hapaSpace played host to about 35 women who were eager to learn the programming language, Python.  The event which was largely sponsored by the Python Software Foundation began at 8:30am with a good breakfast and registration. It as also sponsored by Hapa Foundation and Hapaweb Solutions. Django Girls is an initiative that is aimed at introducing women who have never coded before to the world of technology and increase the diversity within the industry. The Kumasi Django girls training ...
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Hapaspace in collaboration with Smithtips  on Thursday 4th May 2017 presented the topic ''Life after School'' at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology NUPS-G leavers night. The idea was to help the level 400 students who are about leaving the school know what to do with their lives. Mr Appiah Emmanuel  C.E.O of Addtify shared his experience back in the university and motivated the leavers to aspire towards a higher purpose. He also taboutked on how students can write a winning ...
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On Thursday, 20 April, 2017, The Ghana think foundation initiative ‘Kumasi Konnect’, held its  8th edition of the quarterly programme at HapaSpace under the theme; The innovator's brain harnessing the power of your brain to improve your business. It started with a conversation on how our brain can be harnessed to help us as entrepreneurs and innovators. There were 42 participants in attendance. Miss Patricia Bonsu was the M.C for the event while Dr Samuel Tinagyei was the main speaker. Dr Samuel Tinagyei talked about the ...
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Kumasi Hub of Global shappers community with Incas Impact Foundation opened their business mentorship program on 17th April 2017 hosted by HapaSpace. Sponsors of the event were; HapaSpace,  Kumasi Hive , and Ghana Venture Capital Trust Fund . The purpose of the program is to take young entrepreneurs through a series of training. The main focus is on how they can turn their ideas into viable business ventures. The twenty-five selected entrepreneurs will be going through a training and mentoring programme that will ...
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                                                                                                   Google in collaboration with WineloyaHapaSpace and The Fabulous Woman Network  on 25th March 2017  to run the second event for women in celebration of the international women’s day hosted by hapaspace. This time around ...
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The Fabulous Women Network and hapaSpace on 10th March 2017 held the 'The Fabulous Woman Talk Show' with the theme 'Be Blod for Change'. The event was in commemoration of 2017 International Women's Day. The show was moderated by Mrs. Ama Duncan, the founder of the Fabulous Woman Network and a cooperate trainer. The panel was made up of three Fabulous women.  Mrs. Rita Krampah, Co- founder of the  Fabulous Woman Network and a cooperate trainer, Mrs. Lynda Philips Headmistress of the ...
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The Computer Science for Social Innovation (CS4SI) project is part of the Google’s Computer Science for High Schools (CS4HS) Program for 2016. The mission of CS4SI is to promote the interest of young people in computer science and computer science education in high schools. Read more here: www.cs4si.org The project which started in June, 2016 in partnership with Hapaweb Solutions and with funding from Google, focused on training 16 University students volunteers and 16 Computer science high school teachers in programming ...
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On the 7th February 2017 at the  Opoku Ware Senior High school where the quiz was held. Mr. Emmanuel Appiah founder of Addtify   represented Hapaspace, presenting  on; opportunities for students in technology during the mentorship section. In the field of engineering, machine building, mining , computer science, architecture etc people who are interested in technology can pursue these courses. Most importantly looking at becoming a top I.C.T guru through technology and entrepreneurship. Been able to build a system through the ...
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The Year in Review and the Way Forward Hapaspace has spear-headed the hosting of Kumasi Entrepreneurs since the early month of 2016. In its first meet up for the year 2017, the goal was to solicit for the ideas of able men and women who make up the group. As we believe in synergy. At the end of the day, we were able to come out with numerous topics that are going to be beneficial to the entrepreneurs. The year ...
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Turning your Website into an App and Monetizing It The Kumasi Tech community meet up started its first meet up for the year with the topic ‘turning your website into an app and monetizing it’ facilitated by Mr Emmanuel Appiah founder of Addtify. We started with a nice perspective ‘after the app what next?’ In his introduction, techpreneur is not just about you designing any app or concept. Is about coming out with what users need. The business model canvas was ...
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The average Ghanaian is bereft of any knowledge of climate change and global warming. There is therefore, the need for concerted global and regional efforts in addressing this problem because of its transboundary nature. There is an urgent need to expedite action in building a firm, legal and institutional framework to address these challenges of adaptation and mitigation.   Green Ghanaian Initiatives (GGI) is building a community of practice in Ghana by providing the youth with tools to become change ...
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This past Saturday, 5th November, HapaSpace was happy to host a GDG event on its premises. Google Developers Group (GDG) Ghana is a vibrant community of Ghanaian technologists and enthusiasts that actively employ Google technologies for work and pleasure. GDG believes that technology is an important key to development in the country and in Africa, and their focus is building local capacity to make that happen. The GDG event at HapaSpace, presented its attendees with lots of packages including Google ...
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One dilemma startup founders usually go through is whether they should develop more technical skills or better business skills. If you are a founder yourself, you may have encountered such a dilemma before. It therefore wasn’t surprising when there was such a heated debate during the tech meetup we had on Saturday, 29th October. Before the discussion however, a presentation on the topic was delivered by Emmanuel Appiah, founder and CTO of Addtify. He however focused on common challenges founders ...
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On Friday October 28th 2016, HapaSpace played host to Africa Entrepreneurs Community (AEC) during its event, Africa Startups Breakfast Meeting. As partners, we partly sponsored for the venue and helped promote it to our network of entrepreneurs. AEC is an organization that seeks to encourage the African youth to take up the entrepreneurial challenge, help in building intra-African partnerships among Africa’s entrepreneurs, and become a liaison between funding agencies and African startups. In every respect, the breakfast meeting was a ...
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This post was transcribed by Shadrach Twumasi Ankrah from a video presentation I did at HapaSpace. It was edited by Samuel Aboagye. I completed school in 2005 and started working as a national service personnel at the Kumasi office of British Council as Project Manager and then became the Kumasi Office Manager, where I was responsible for the whole of Ashanti region all the way up north. I then became the Digital Services Manager for sub-Saharan Africa handling everything IT ...
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On Monday, June 20 2016, HapaSpace got the license to host TEDxAdum. A TEDx event is a local gathering where TED-like talks from people in the local community and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared. Though we had applied for a TEDxKumasi license, we were denied on the basis that we had to organize a couple of TEDx events (which meant that attendance shouldn’t be more than 100). Preparations for our first TEDx event began two months to ...
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Following the success of the topic, Internet of Things, that was treated in August, participants were eager to take part in September’s tech meetup which had the topic: Taking IOT to the Skies (aka Drones). Even before the meetup, we had discussed bits and pieces of the topic on the Kumasi Tech Community Whatsapp platform. The real event took place on the 10th of September, 2016. The first half of the event was a presentation I did on the topic ...
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This past Saturday, we hosted Joseph Sam, the Offering Manager for IBM West Africa Region. It was an eye-opening moment for all event attendees - developers and non-developers alike. The purpose of the event was to learn about IBM's platform for developers. Our guest, who is based in IBM's office in Lagos, started off with what it takes to build a commercially relevant and innovative platform. He indicated that great apps are built on robust and versatile platforms and IBM's ...
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On the 16th of July, hapaSpace played host to about forty young men and women who were eager to learn the programming language, Python.  The event which was largely sponsored by the Python Software Foundation began at 10:30am with the introduction of programming numbers and operators as well as other fundamental issues such as the use of Python in real-world situations. After a snack break at about 11:40am, we returned to perform different operations with programming numbers. We moved on ...
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On Tuesday 5th July 2016, Gideon Brefo representing Hapaweb and Albert Opoku representing hapaSpace were in Lagos  attending the Digify Byte event there. Fiyin Williams and Andrea Chymdii, the two trainers for the day were very impressive. They had a good understanding of the content and their facilitation skills made the program lively and engaging.  The event gave them first-hand experience on the Digify Bytes training style and to position Hapaweb Solutions and hapaSapce to be well prepared to run similar projects in Ghana ...
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The 6th Edition of Kumasi Konnect, a quarterly meetup initiative by the Ghana Think Foundation  came off  at hapaSpace on Thursday, 9 June 2016.  The purpose of Kumasi Konnect is to provide a platform for young energetic and innovative minds in Kumasi. This event series seeks further to commune the network built out of Barcamp Kumasi.   The main speaker for this edition was  Sarfowaah Evelyn (aka Mrs. Evelyn B.A Dadzie).  She spoke on the topic "Building a Budding Business". She shared her journey of how ...
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Innohub, an Accra-based Social Venture Accelerator and Impact Investment Platform in collaboration with hapaSpace, a Kumasi-based innovation hub and co-working space organised an info seminar on the Innohub Accelerator Program  on Friday 3rd May 2016. The seminar was attended by 25 Kumasi-based startups that have been in operation for at least two years and have the potential to grow and scale. The startups ranged from a number of industries; from meals delivery, eco-tourism, apps development, entertainment to gardening and parks development. The participants were taken through the ...
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The Wordpress Foundation, which is the charitable organization founded by Matt Mullenweg to further the mission of the WordPress open source project has officially recognised the Kumasi Wordpress Group . The Kumasi based Wordpress Group which started with just 3 members had been meeting in a donated space at hapaSpace for some time, however in the last couple of months, their increased membership had required that their meetings and training  sessions are held in a much larger space. The Wordpress Foundation  has provided ...
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Addtify a Kumasi-based tech start-up is organising a 14 days Android development training at hapaSpace . This training is for complete beginners who what to learn how to develop Android applications. Pick up an application form at hapaSpace. The forms are going for:
  1. GHS 50 for one form
  2. GHS GHS 80 for two forms
  3. GHS GHS 90 for three forms
hapaSpace is located in the Dovewell building opposite the STC station in Adum, in the Dovewell building (Same building ...
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hapaSpace, a Kumasi based innovation and co-working space in collaboration with Innohub, an Accra based Social Venture Accelerator and Impact Investment Platform is organising an info seminar on the Innohub Accelerator Program . We are inviting all Kumasi based startups that have been in operation for at least two years and have the potential to grow and scale to attend the info seminar which comes off on Friday 3rd June 2016 at 5:00pm at hapaSpace.  hapaSpace is located in the Dovewell building opposite the ...
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On 27th May 2016, Social Entrepreneur Ghana  along with the Centre for Social Innovation and hapaSpace, organised the first Social Entrepreneurs dialogue in Kumasi. This event was in response to the need to mobilise all organisations and individuals within the social entrepreneur ecosystem in the Ashanti region of Ghana. There were 32 people present at the event from different social entrepreneurship entities. The dialogue covered various facet of social entrepreneurship, including the definition of who really is a social entrepreneur, how NGOs ...
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Yet another fantastic meetup at the HapaSpace. Every Second Thursday of the month is the Entrepreneurs Meetup. We had about 31 members showing up for this month’s meetup. Where were you? Guest Speaker: James Antwi-Adjei (Cluster Business Manager- UT Bank) Topic: How to Improve Service Quality Delivery to Sustain Your Business Gideon Brefo (Hapaweb Solutions) welcomed all and gave a little intro as to why the meetups are organized; members meet to connect and leverage on individual talents and resources ...
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Yet another fantastic meetup at the HapaSpace. Every Second Thursday of the month is the Entrepreneurs Meetup. We had about 31 members showing up for this month’s meetup. Where were you? Guest Speaker: James Antwi-Adjei (Cluster Business Manager- UT Bank) Topic: How to Improve Service Quality Delivery to Sustain Your Business Gideon Brefo (Hapaweb Solutions) welcomed all and gave a little intro as to why the meetups are organized; members meet to connect and leverage on individual talents and resources ...
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One of the key goals of the founders of hapaSpace; a co-working space in Kumasi, Ghana  that offers shared office and events spaces is to build the Kumasi IT (Technology) community. Thus, the hapaSpace team started a WhatsApp group made up of only IT professionals in the city. The group currently has 165 members and allows only tech based discussions with a strictly enforced policy of NO religious or political discussions. The Whatsapp group has been a success so far ...
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The Government of Ghana’s (GOG) Medium Term Growth Strategy aims to develop a thriving private sector with the capacity to create new jobs and improve livelihoods, especially for the youth, the poor, marginalised and vulnerable in society. Considering that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) make up about 92 per cent of all businesses registered in the country according to figures from the Registrar General’s Department, key to this strategy is the need to enhance their ability and capacity in a ...
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