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Hub Accra
Coworking. Incubation. Acceleration.

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About Hub Accra 

Hub Accra is a node in an exciting and growing startup ecosystem in Ghana – one of Africa’s most politically stable and fastest growing countries. Hub Accra offers everything needed for dynamic startups to grow and scale. We believe nurturing young entrepreneurs is not only a way to turn great ideas into a reality, but also a way to solve some of the region’s and the world’s greatest challenges. 

Hub Accra’s startup ecosystem was born organically as a result of a Certificate in Entrepreneurship program offered by Open University of West Africa (OUWA). As students successfully completed the program, they were inclined to startup. With a growing number of dynamic entrepreneurs in need of workspace, internet access and other services; Hub Accra became the natural answer!

Our mission is to accelerate the African Startup Ecosystem by engineering an environment for innovation. 

We envision a globally integrated and dynamic entrepreneurial community that promotes high-impact development in West Africa in a responsible, sustainable, and equitable way. 

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Our
Three Phase
model

Educate

The first stage of our model is to equip new entrepreneurs with a solid foundation in business.  One of our co-founding institutions, Open University West Africa (OUWA), is our primary partner in the education phase of our model. Co-located in our hub, OUWA provides access to free and low-cost online classes for our members. The university attracts students from across Accra to take a MOOC online certificate in entrepreneurship course from Stanford University or other leading institutions of higher education. OUWA also partners with University of the People to offer affordable and accredited associates and bachelors degrees in business and computer science. Students come to Hub Accra for meet-ups, use our computer facilities to watch lectures, engage in peer-to-peer learning, work on group projects and take exams.

Hub Accra, with the support of OUWA, organizes networking events for students to meet aspiring entrepreneurs. The cross-pollination serves to inspire innovation and facilitate team development.

 

Learn more about OUWA

Incubate

Students who complete the certificate in entrepreneurship program have the opportunity to enter our incubator, Startup West Africa. The incubator program meets several times per week offering workshops, team-building exercises, guidance, help with business plans, and connects entrepreneurs to industry professionals that can provide valuable insight. In return for the services provided, entrepreneurs are asked to reserve up to 5% equity in their company for Hub Accra or pay modest fees to contribute to the sustainability of our model. The incubator is run by Hub Accra in collaboration with Open University of West Africa and SliceBiz.

For hub members that are not participating in our incubator, Hub Accra collaborates with local institutions to provide helpful workshops and events for starting up.

In coming years, Hub Accra plans to house an accelerator program for entrepreneurs with high impact and high growth potential – giving entrepreneurs daily structure and instruction on how to move forward with their ideas.

Invest

Once participants have graduated from either the incubator or accelerator program, our co-founding partner, SliceBiz, can gauge the investment readiness of their startups. Startups that show great potential with innovative business models will have the opportunity to raise seed funding through the SliceBiz crowdfunding micro-investment platform.

Hub Accra is also planning to create a fund to provide seed capital for promising entrepreneurs in our space. Further investment opportunities will be harnessed through our partner, Ghana Angel Investors Network.

At various stages of our model we offer entrepreneurs the ability to network with global players in their industries through various networks that our co-founding members are part of: World Economic Forum Global Shapers, the Kairos Society, Sandbox Network. It is also our priority to connect entrepreneurs with local mentors in Accra, to help foster the continual growth and development of ideas and actions.

 

Learn more about SliceBiz

 

 

 

 

 

Hub Accra
Members

Who is behind the magic of Hub Accra?

Dynamic, bright, hard working, socially-aware Ghanaians and others who don’t know the meaning of the word “can’t.” They come from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and education but all share two things: the drive to make an impact, and the belief they can do it!

Their companies are diverse in scope:  Agri-business, investment , bakery franchising, coffee, taxi services, VIP tours, e-marketing, consulting, design, website development, food products, fashion accessories and more!!

“Amazing co-working space, giving my team at AGRIPRO, 24/7 internet access, working space, amazing collaborative environment, and conference room for our meetings. Can’t wait to see the upgraded version of this great business ecosystem. We have been able to implement great projects with tools from the HUB.” Edison Gbenga

 

 

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you are welcome here.  
Membership

Daily

GHC 5.00/day

Perfect to check out the space

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Monthly

GHC 100.00/month

Perfect for larger projects

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Yearly

GHC 1000.00/year

Perfect for long term projects

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 All of our membership options give you access to high-speed Wifi Internet, desk space, 24 hour access to the hub, air conditioned space, access to our meeting rooms and access to all Hub Accra events.

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Team

John-Paul Parmigiani

CEO & Board Member

John-Paul Parmigiani is currently CEO of Hub Accra. He has a Bachelors in International Affairs from the American University of Paris, dual Masters degrees in Conflict Resolution and Civil Society Development, a Masters in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore, and a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford Ignite). He has worked on humanitarian projects throughout Africa and served as Advisor to the Ambassador of Nauru in the UN General Assembly.

Stephen Mensah

Management & Security
My name is Stephen Mensah and am 25 years of age. I am from the Central Region of Ghana but I live in Accra with my family. I have completed my senior Secondary School Level at Osu Presbyterian Senior High(WASSE) and furthered my course at the Open University of West Africa (OUWA) and obtained a verified Certificate in General Education. I want to be a computer scientist and also work as a Community Manager in the near future. I like playing football and listening to Gospels Music,Networking,Movies and Entrepreneurship.

 

Frank Oko Yemoh

Management & Security

Frank Oko Yemoh is my name. I was born on the 15th of March, 1994. I completed my Senior High School at Labone. I reside in Accra with my family. The best game I like is football and will be very happy to make it my professional career in the future.

 

 

 

 

Alison Roadburg

Social Media

Alison Roadburg is from Toronto, Canada, and has a multi-disciplinary background, having graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from McGill University, Canada and the University of Ghana, Accra, as well as a Masters of Participation, Power and Social Change, from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. Alison has lived in Ghana off and on for four years, and is committed to social innovation for social change. She is excited to work with Hub Accra on social media and to connect with the many inspiring entrepreneurs at the hub!

Leigh Mathews

Branding Director

Leigh Mathews holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Politics from the American University of Paris and a Master of Arts in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Leigh‘s professional experiences range from leading education development initiatives in West Africa to advocating for inner-city housing rights in the Bronx, New York.

Yawa Hansen-Quao

Board Member

Yawa Hansen-Quao established the Leading Ladies’ Network to expand women’s professional capacity throughout Africa. She holds a Masters degree in Gender, Peace & Security from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center; a BA in Business Administration from Ashesi University College, Honors in Entrepreneurship and New Product Development from American University of Rome, and a Certificate in Radio and Television Presentation from the Ghana Institute of Journalism. In 2007, Yawa was inducted into the British Council’s Pan-African Network of Emerging Leaders. In addition to being a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, she serves on the Global Shapers Foundation Board and the Advisory Board of the Women’s Institute for Global Leadership at Benedictine University.

Edison Gbenga

Board Member

Edison Gbenga is the team lead CEO of AgriPro, an organization spearheading agricultural excellence in Africa. He served as Executive Director and Founder of African Recovery, Chief Operations Officer of Kreative Island, and is Country Director of YALDA Ghana & West Africa. Other affiliations include XPRESSIONS AFRICA, and +Acumen Accra. Edison has won various awards such as Under 35 Startup Founder Award, Top 3 – Startup Weekend, and AIESEC Legon Award.

Patrick Steele

Board Member

Patrick Steele is the Co-founder and Vice President of Open University of West Africa. He has a successful background as an Educational Entrepreneur. Patrick grew MeetTheMasters, an online art program, into a system that serves homeschools and families across the US. Patrick is a Cum Laude graduate of Westmont College who majored in Economics and Business.

William Senyo

Board Member

William Senyo is a dynamic Ghanaian entrepreneur currently working on projects to increase capital flow to innovative high-growth startups in Africa. His work experience ranges from corporate Ghana to non-profit development organizations. He is passionate about innovation & entrepreneurship, specifically in the areas of youth business development and startup ecosystem support. William is a recognized young emerging business leader, Kairos Fellow, Apps4Africa Winner and  he is an alum of British Airways’ UnGrounded – the first Innovation Lab in the Sky. William is currently Co- founder of SliceBiz: a World Bank/Infodev top
20 startup and a member of the Africa 2.0 Governing Council.

John Roberts

Board Member

John Roberts is currently the Co-founder and President (pro tempore) of the Open University
of West Africa. He has a Bachelors in International Affairs from the American University of Paris, and a Masters in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore. He is a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum, an Ambassador of the Sandbox Network, on the Executive team at the Kairos Society, as well as a Fellow at Power of Youth.

 

Events

Is there an event you’d like to see happen at Hub Accra? Let us know! 

Host your next event in our events space! Hub Accra offers the opportunity to transform our space to fit your needs at a competitive price. The capacity of our ground floor events space is approximately 70 people. We also offer private space for smaller events. 

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    ALICE AUGUSTT COURT,
    23 KLANAA STREET,
    OSU AKO-ADJEI,
    Accra – Ghana

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