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Theme: A Bold Step

This event occurred on
September 8, 2018
Accra, Greater Accra

This event aims at inspiring innovation and creativity in solving the societal problems. Also, it aims at developing the entrepreneurial tendencies beyond the community

Impact Hub
Otswe Street, Accra
Accra, Greater Accra, 00233
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Ama Pratt

Ama Pratt is a confident and highly motivated Law, English and Sociology graduate from University of Buckingham working in Public Relations. She also has banking experience having worked with major banks in Ghana including Ghana Commercial Bank and Zenith Bank. Ama is currently the Chief Executive Officer of M.A.P Concepts Ghana and host of a television talk show "The Couch with Ama Pratt", themed on social issues and human interest stories. Ama Pratt has won the humanitarian personality of the year award, at the 2017 UMB Ghana Tertiary Awards.

Bernard Avle

Bernard Avle is a Ghanaian media personality with over a decade of experience in the industry. He is presently the Operations Manager of Omni Media Ltd, an Accra-based media establishment comprising of Citi 97.3 FM, The Globe Newspaper, Citifmonline and Citi TV. Bernard Avle is also the host of the Citi fm Breakfast Show, a current affairs flagship that was adjudged Talk/Interactive Show of the year in the BBC Africa Radio Awards in 2007. He is a product of the University of Ghana, where he obtained a 1st Class in Economics and has an MBA from the Warwick Business School in the UK. Bernardino combines his dual role at Omni Media Ltd, with a busy schedule as moderator and facilitator oflocal and international conferences. Bernard is a Chevening Scholar and a Member of the governing council of the Global Marketing Network in Ghana.

Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann

Elsie Effah Kaufmann is a Ghanaian academic, biomedical engineer and quiz mistress for the National Science and Maths Quiz since 2006 till date. Kaufmann was a Research Supervisor at the Department of Chemistry at Rutgers University in New Jersey, United States of America (USA) from May 1998 to June 2001; after being a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, United States of America. She was also a Senior Lecturer and the first Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Ghana (2006-2012, 2014-2016). Kaufmann was a Fellow of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation.Dr Kaufmann was awarded in 2009, as the University of Ghana’s Best Teacher Award for the Sciences. She was the winner of the prestigious International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellowship in 2011 and the 2017 Impact Africa Summit Laureate for Education in Ghana. She is also the first female recipient of the 2018 Golden Torch Award for International Academic Leadership by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) at the 44th Annual Conference held in the United States of America (USA).

Ibukun Onitiju

Ibukun Onitiju is a Digital Marketing expert with over 10 years' experience in Digital Advertising, Publishing and creating highly converting Sales Funnels. He has worked with brands like Nestle, Heineken, British Council, Reckitt Benckiser, Siemens, One.org and many more to create and implement Digital Marketing Strategies. He Studied Civil Engineering with Business Management from University of Birmingham, UK. Upon graduation in 2008, he worked at WERM as a consultant for Thames Water, the largest utility company in England on Flood Risk Assessments and Mitigation. He also trained and worked as a Mathematics teacher at a Secondary School in the UK, which became the most improved school in England and awarded Outstanding school status between 2009 – 2011. Upon his return to Nigeria, Ibukun worked as the Lead Project Developer in the design and development of a compressed natural gas mother station including overseeing the daughter station setup at Lekki Free Trade Zone. Ibukun is passionate about helping businesses succeed in the Marketplace. He is committed to educate Africa and innovate for businesses using Digital Marketing. His experiences in multiple industries including Education, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Consulting, Training, Digital Marketing and Sales across 3 continents has given him a unique vantage point to position businesses for success. He is an alumnus of the Professional Development program on Innovation and Strategy at Harvard University. He is a certified Specialist in: Inbound Marketing | Customer Value Optimisation | Email Marketing | Content Marketing | Social & Community Management | Search Marketing | Google Adwords | Customer Acquisition | Inbound Sales | Analytics & Optimisation Ibukun has also conducted training for organisations like ExxonMobil, Microsoft, Realtor Training Series, She Leads Africa and many more. He was awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Nigeria (TOYP) in 2015 by Junior Chamber International and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017. He has won multiple awards in Poetry, he is a category best-selling author on Amazon, and nominated at the Nigerian Writers Award for running a Marketplace Blog and community called Mind and Mouth with over 15,000 email subscribers who regularly hear from him. Ibukun is currently the Country Head, Sales & Director of Digital at Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP), Ghana and the Product Lead for Ringier Digital Marketing in Africa.

John Dumelo

John Dumelo is a Ghanaian actor and farmer. He was nominated for categories Most Promising Actor and Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 6th and 7th Africa Movie Academy Awards respectively. On 1 April 2014, he became the first Ghanaian citizen to hit a million likes on Facebook. Born: February 3, 1984 (age 34 years), Ghana. John Dumelo is a graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology [KNUST], and Achimota School. Aside being an actor of international recognition, John Dumelo is also an entrepreneur and a farmer. He launched a clothing line in the early months of 2012. The J. Melo Line as he named it includes collections from jewelry, bags, hoodies, Jeanswear and other clothing accessories. The website for his clothing line was officially launched in 2014. An event that had many celebrities coming through to support.

Victoria Michaels

A Social Change Advocate, Victoria’s passion for Women and Children Education led to the establishment of the Victoria Michaels Foundation – A non-profit organization seeking to empower women and less privileged children across Ghana. She has used her foundation as a vehicle to drive various philanthropic and charity projects in Ghana. Victoria’s passion for Fashion led to her leaving the banking sector where she had a very successful career spanning a period of over five years. Her comeback as an international model after a long hiatus was hailed as a positive inspiration to many young people. Victoria Michaels is known to take up leading modelling roles both on the runway and as a one of the most sought after brand ambassador for leading businesses in Ghana. A natural go-getter, Victoria is well- rounded, flexible and experienced; this has afforded her the ability of dealing effectively with the rapidly changing needs and objectives of several different industries. She is well travelled and has an extensive networked around the globe. Victoria is critically acclaimed and has won many awards for her works.

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Accra, Ghana


Accra, Ghana