Ghanaian-based IT startup, Dropifi, has been adjudged the Best IT Startup on the globe, in the Kaufman Foundation’s Global Startup Open for 2012.
Dropifi’s web messaging platform is the enhanced version of the traditional “contact us” form, on websites of most corporate organizations. It emerged winner after 500 winning startups were reviewed and 50 were shortlisted by a panel of judges put together by the Kaufman Foundation.
The competition came as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) last year, it was created for startups with high-growth potential.
A statement from the President of GEW, Jonathan Ortmans said, “Each year, thousands of new startups come to life through their experiences in Global Entrepreneurship Week. By winning the Startup Open, Dropifi is at the top of that list and has a very promising future.”
As winners, of the competition, Dropifi’s co-founder and CEO, David Osei, receives an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in March 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as an official delegate. The GEC is one of the world’s largest startup community gatherings.
In addition to the trip, Dropifi will also be featured in a Kauffman Foundation animated ‘sketchbook’ video.
The three-man founding squad at Dropifi, David Osei, Chief Executive Officer; Philips Effah, Chief Technical Officer, and Kamil Nabong, Chief Financial Officer also used the occasion of the award and launch of this year’s GEW to officially launch the Dropifi web messaging tool as a fully-fledged commercial service.