Ghana Tech Lab Organizes Accra West Startup Summit
Ghana Tech Lab, an open collaborative tech space has crowned its free six web development training program with the Accra West Startup Summit. The purpose of the event was to give the trainees a platform to bring the knowledge they acquired during the training program into use and pitch their innovative ideas.
Speaking at the event, the Managing Associate of Ghana Tech Lab, Edward Akani who was also the keynote speaker congratulated the trainees on how far they had come and urged them to utilize their newly acquired skills in web development.
A total number of twenty-two (22) youth had training in web development and acquired knowledge to a great extent. The training program was partitioned into two (2) parts; where the trainees were taken through a 4-week intensive training program and 2 weeks of ideation. The ideas the trainees came up with are developed solutions which will resolve certain issues that exist in the country.
The trainees were put in teams of two (2), thus making 11 teams in total. They came up with interesting and very great ideas ranging from web applications to mobile applications to solve problems. The selection process might have been quite rigorous for the judges, however, after the pitch ratings were collated, two all-female teams, XtraCash and House Hunt qualified for the national stage (NSIPS)
Team XtraCash developed an app which will aim at minimising the rate of unemployment and the daily commute to work by establishing a virtual poll of freelance opportunities to enable Ghanaians to work from the convenience of their homes.
Team House Hunt also developed an app which is meant to assist tertiary students to secure affordable off-campus accommodation while avoiding excess agent fees and fraudulent activities.
The qualified teams are said to go through an incubation stage which will groom them for the National Summit. The fledgeling entrepreneurs will further be assisted to develop their ideas into developed solutions of value to society. All the other trainees will be assisted to secure good internship slots in reputable organizations.