5 finalists of the recently held most prestigious awards for startups, Ghana Startup Awards, have all
made it into the 2016 Class of the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 List compiled by Ancillar Mangena, a FORBES AFRICA journalist and an under 30 herself.
The young Ghanaians – namely; John Armah (Orios Group), Nana Prempeh (Asoriba), Sulley Amin Abubakar (Zaacoal), Prince Boadu (MapTech Logistics) and David Asare Asiamah (Agro Mindset) – are all noted to be very successful young entrepreneurs who have been at the forefront of running companies creating jobs and opportunities for Ghanaians.
Nominated in the Startup Support Organisation of the Year Category of the Ghana Startup Awards, John Armah runs the Ghana Centre for Entrepreneurship Employment and Innovation (GCEEI) under the Orios Group, as a Business Advisory Support Center that helps Startups & Young Entrepreneurs in Business Development, Consulting, Business Financing and Support Services. The organisation pioneered the Public Private Partnership with Government to launch the 10miilion Cedis Fund to start the Youth Enterprise Support which has been giving financial support to Startups in Ghana.
Nana Prempeh’s Asoriba was nominated among the Technology Startup of the Year category, a company that has grown from an idea among 4 friends into a reputable tech engineering establishment serving clients across the Globe. Asoriba is a web based church management application designed to enable effective church administration for leaders and seamless engagement with members.
Sulley Amin Abubakar
Sulley Amin Abubakar is founder and CEO of Zaacoal, a company that manufactures charcoal from organic waste material, particularly coconut waste. Nominated in the Manufacturing Startup of the Year category, Zaacoal produces different varieties of charcoal for different markets.
Also Nominated in the Technology Startup of the Year category, Prince Boadu’s Maptech Logistics has become a brand that is focused on developing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based applications to solve business problems relating to logistics and supply chain management, a service that is rare in the local business community.
David Asare Asiamah
Nominated in 3 Categories namely, Startup of the Year, Startup Entrepreneur and Agribusiness of the Year, David Asare Asiamah has over the years displayed his potential in taking his locally started agribusiness, Agro Mindset, into a globally recognized brand. His strides have also been recognized with various honours.