Ready To Build? Join Startup Weekend Accra [November 21 – 23]

Every year, as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week Celebrations, a Startup Weekend event is held in Accra. Startup Weekend, as always described, is

an intense 54-hour event designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations

Over the years, Startup Weekend Accra winners have received notable mentions with Dropifi becoming the first African startup to be a 500 Startups alumnus. From Dropifi, all the way to Chillax, Startup Weekend has been a great event to meet developers, designers, business minds, and other great tech enthusiasts who are serious about building an MVP within 54 hours.

This year, Startup Weekend comes off from 21st to 23rd November, 2014, starting at 6.30pm on Friday. The event will be held at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology over the weekend. It’s always a joy to see dreams and ideas come alive. To register for the event, visit their event page on Eventbrite and pay the GHC20 fee on entry.

Come share ideas, build products, have fun and win! See you there!.

Chillax Invited To Pitch at Mobile Web Africa Competition in South Africa

Chillax – Feel your city’s pulse. 

Chillax has been invited to pitch at the Mobile Web Africa Conference App Developer Competition in Johannesburg this Thursday. The App Developer  competition is sponsored by Intel, Mobile Monday & App Circus. The competition brings together the very best of early stage startups across the continent with the winner getting a fully paid trip to Barcelona next year to participate in the Mobile World Congress as well as other prizes from the sponsors.

Chillax’s participation in the competition is sponsored by The Whitaker Group Inc TWG – an international trade consultancy firm with a focus on helping African businesses achieve their full potential.

Chillax is a city themed app for major cities in Africa, in light of this we are pleased to announce that we will be officially launching Chillax Johannesburg in South Africa on Thursday. We will also be looking to establish strong partnerships to build the Chillax brand in Johannesburg.

Chillax was birthed at last year’s Startup Weekend Accra event held at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology. It came tops amidst 13 ideas presented in November 2013. The current Chillax team comprises:
  1. Jesse Johnson – Product Devt/Design Lead
  2. Gerald Pharin – Tech Lead
  3. Laud Bentil – Data/Backend Devt.
  4. Ama Asantewaa aka Poetra Asantewaa – PR. Communication, Social Media 8 Branding
  5. Kingsley Abrokwah – Team Lead/ Business Lead

About The Whitaker Group
The Whitaker Group (TWG) is the premier consultancy focused on trade, business and investment in Africa. Led by Rosa Whitaker, the first ever Assistant US Trade Representative to Africa, TWG has facilitated over $3 billion in capital flows to Africa since its founding in 2003.
Follow Chillax on Twitter and download their Android app. Kudos to the team, we wish them the best.