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06.11.2014 Press Release

StartUp Cup Announces Grand Jury Panel

By Prince Akpah
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A unique lineup of bright Ghanaian business minds are set to join the Ghana Startup Cup judging panel for this year's competition.

Ghana StartUp Cup is a U.S. Department of State- Led accelerator programme which supports growing of companies and startups that provide solutions to problems across the globe. Now in over 68 countries worldwide, Ghana's representative at the World Startup Cup last year placed 2nd, and our judges would help ensure that this year's Ghana winner is innovative and unique to compete at the global level.

The jury panel consists of business experts from varied backgrounds, ranging from technology to entertainment, as this year's competition looks to celebrate the best of Ghanaian innovation, reveals the organizers. The eight judges will also be accompanied on the panel by guest judges who would provide tailored advice for the Startups.

“I'm delighted to announce this year's judging panel is again full of Great Ghanaian innovation. The judges' experience, and know how in disrupting their respective markets with breakthrough businesses, will be invaluable to this year's finalists who will benefit from their feedback and insight. It's going to be a very exciting day,” commented Emmanuel Nyame, Chair of the Ghana StartUp Cup.

15 Semi-finalists in Health-tech, Agriculture, Edu-tech and entertainment were respectively announced last week. Judges would bring their expertise and mentorship to help support and address the basic challenges that these startups may be experiencing. Startups would be competing for a chance to be selected for the Ampion Venture Bus West Africa 2015, AfricaTwenty10 accelerator programme, Strategy consultation with Growth Mosaic, and ultimately to represent Ghana in the World StartUp Cup competition.

Judges include:
Lexis Bill – Joy FM
Nathan Pritzker – Startup America
Ethel Cofie – Edel Technologies
Beatrice Odonkor – Tiffany Consult
Wayne Miranda – Growth Mosaic
Leticia Browne – Ghana Angel Investor Network Kweku Fleming – Stanford SEED Thompson Tsuwa – RtHE Consult

Akpah Prince
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