The countdown is underway for the highly anticipated #SankalpWestAfricaAwards, set to take place next Monday. Among the esteemed panel of expert investors is Isaac Newton Acquah, a prominent figure in the African startup arena. With over 15 years of cross-continental business development experience, Acquah’s contributions have fueled the growth and international reach of numerous tech startups and IT BPO companies. His dedication to empowering emerging businesses and fostering innovation has made him a respected figure in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Isaac Newton Acquah: Catalyst for Growth and Reach:
As the National Project Coordinator for Ghana under the Netherlands Trust Fund V Project by the International Trade Centre, Acquah’s expertise has been instrumental in driving the growth and international reach of 25 tech startups and 20 IT BPO companies. Through his strategic guidance and extensive experience, he has helped these companies thrive and expand their operations beyond borders.
A Champion for Empowering Ecosystems:
Beyond his role as the National Project Coordinator, Acquah actively collaborates with various entrepreneurial ecosystem stakeholders and associations. His relentless efforts are geared towards creating an empowered and resilient ecosystem for emerging businesses. By nurturing partnerships and fostering collaboration, Acquah aims to strengthen the foundation for sustainable growth and success in the startup landscape.
The Innovation Spark: Nurturing Innovative Aspirations:
Acquah is also the co-founder of The Innovation Spark, an agency dedicated to nurturing innovative aspirations. Through this platform, he provides invaluable support and guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs, helping them bring their ideas to life. Additionally, Acquah oversees the Ghana Innovation Journal, a reputable platform that highlights and celebrates the successes within Ghana’s vibrant ecosystem. By shedding light on these achievements, he inspires others and fosters a culture of innovation.
A Multifaceted Capacity Developer:
Acquah’s impact extends beyond startups and ecosystems. With his background as an accomplished sports and business coach, he has designed multifaceted capacity development programs that have positively influenced startups, entrepreneurship ecosystems, universities, and project partners alike. His diverse skill set and holistic approach have made him an invaluable resource for those seeking guidance and mentorship.
A Rich Tapestry of Experience:
Throughout his career, Acquah has accumulated a diverse range of skills and experiences through his roles at renowned organizations such as Siemens (Austria), the Intra-Africa Trade Fair Initiative (Nigeria), and FTW DAO (Metaverse). These experiences have equipped him with a unique perspective and deep understanding of the global business landscape, enabling him to make informed decisions and drive impactful change.
Academic Excellence and Contributions to the Arts:
Acquah’s impressive credentials include academic achievements from the University of Warwick, UK, and Vienna University, Austria. Alongside his entrepreneurial endeavors, he also dons the hats of an executive producer and angel investor, enriching the realms of film and music. Through his involvement in the creative industry, he supports and promotes artistic endeavors that contribute to the cultural and economic growth of the region.
Isaac Newton Acquah’s immense contributions to the African startup ecosystem make him a true trailblazer. Through his expertise, dedication, and multifaceted approach, he has fueled the growth of numerous tech startups, fostered innovation, and empowered emerging businesses. As we approach the #SankalpWestAfricaAwards, we eagerly anticipate celebrating and honoring Acquah and other outstanding individuals who are shaping the future of entrepreneurship in Africa. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join the event and be inspired by these remarkable trailblazers.
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