Ghanaian entrepreneurs have been asked to be more innovative in their ideas by taking advantage of the world’s thriving technological space.
According to Emmanuel Mbalam of iSpace, Ghana can only be a silicon gateway to Africa if young entrepreneurs are provided with the appropriate business environment to boast their diverse ideas. Not less than 100 global speakers converged at this year’s Ghana Tech Summit under the theme “catalyze entrepreneurial and business ecosystems in emerging markets”.
As the world seeks to promote labor productivity, reduce unemployment rate especially among young people, entrepreneurship has become an area that many global influential leaders are advocating.
Entrepreneurs are frequently thought of as national assets to be cultivated and motivated. It has been argued by many leading companies, that if a country invest more in entrepreneurs, their innovation may improve the standard of living for a prosperous society.
This year’s Ghana Tech Summit is a 12- year initiative of the global startup ecosystem which conducts the largest online digital accelerator in emerging markets. The two day summit seeks to generate discussions on how to make entrepreneurship a more interesting venture for many young people. Speaking to GHOne News, Emmanuel Mbalam of iSpace Ghana stated that the lack of entrepreneurial drive in the country was due to the fact that students especially in the tertiary institutions are trained less on how to be successful entrepreneurship.
But Emmanuel Mbalam says Ghana’s economy has a bright future if entrepreneurship will be given the needed funding and support from government.
Emmanuel Gamor an entrepreneur speaking to GHOne news also stated that he believes in Ghana’s ability to be a leading silicon gateway in Africa. As hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, digital marketers and creatives have converged under one roof together to address humanity’s greatest challenges via technology and entrepreneurship organizers of the summit are optimistic that the country’s economy will experience a major boost.