Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2017

Apply For Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2017

Apply now for the Westerwelle Young Founders Programme 2017 and attend the Young Founders Conference in Berlin, Germany from 13 to 16 September 2017

The Westerwelle Foundation for International Understanding supports collaboration that transcends borders: between young entrepreneurs, executives and decision makers from around the world. The Foundation globally connects people and ideas and creates spaces for interaction and innovation. It fosters an approach that puts consensus over conflict and community cooperation over confrontation.

As part of the Young Founders Programme, the Westerwelle Foundation hosts an annual conference in Berlin: the Young Founders Conference. Its focus is to connect young founders from developing and emerging economies with each other and with the German startup scene. The participants of the Young Founders Conference 2017 will have the unique opportunity to meet and interact with successful German entrepreneurs and political decision makers and will join a network of like-minded outstanding young founders from developing and emerging countries.

During the one year long programme, you will get access to:

  • The Young Founders Conference in Berlin, 13 to 16 September 2017
  • A mentoring programme
  • Invitations and scholarships for entrepreneurship conferences
  • Online coaching and webinars
  • An international alumni network

The Young Founders Conference 2017 will take place in Berlin from 13 to 16 September 2017.

Travel and accommodation will be covered by the Westerwelle Foundation.

Applicants should:

  • Have recently (0-5 years) started a for-profit company with a scalable business model
  • Be based in a developing or emerging country or have a strong business focus on developing and emerging countries
  • Possess a good working knowledge of English

Please note that foreign applicants must possess valid travel documents (including a visa, if necessary) to enter Germany, and valid travel medical insurance.

To apply, please fill out the application form by 30 April 2017.

West Cape National Internship for Young Ghanaian Digital Enthusiasts

No 034/17

Only Ghanaians can apply to this internship program. If you are a foreigner, kindly visit this link; if you are a Ghanaian lady, this opportunity (click here) may interest you.

Description

West Cape Strategy Group (publicly traded as West Cape) is a rapidly growing global tech company based in Accra, Ghana that uses technological tools to solve Africa’s most complex problems. We deploy an unmatched combination of market data and technology to solve complex business problems and engineer innovative market solutions. We provide both commercial and free-to-access research on how technology is constantly affecting the public as well private sectors in Africa. At this time, we are implementing a project called Africa Tech Policy Forum –  a body of stakeholders whose functions are to research and design Africa’s next Tech Policy Proposals.

We are currently deploying the following products on the market:

West Cape: an online bank that makes access to financial as well as professional services cheaper.

EsiCom: an online store that trades in African goods and connects traders to global markets.

E-Power Africa: a disruptive technology that makes power management cheaper and simpler in Africa.

Our 2017 National Internship for Ghanaians (NIG-17) provides opportunities for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students as well as early-stage professionals across the country to intern with us for three to six months over the summer (and beyond).

Requirements

We require interns with expertise in research, web development (wordpress), digital media, social media, coding and programming.

Interns must be between the ages of 18-25.

Interns must have high analytical skills, be very well organised and action-driven.

Interns must exhibit professionalism, boldness and confidence.

Interns will work in teams with nationals from other countries.

Internship Benefits and Highlights  

Interns will have the opportunity to be part of Africa’s rapid technological revolution.

Interns will be presented a recommendation letter at the completion of the internship program.

Interns whose performance exceeds expectations would be offered permanent employment contract with West Cape.

Interns will be offered monthly remunerations to cater for their transportation needs.

And many more benefits depending on the interest of the intern.

Timelines and application process

We are currently accepting application till 26 April 2017.

To apply for the program, send a cover letter in addition to your CV to f.charles@westcapestrategy.com with the subject line: West Cape NIG-17. The cover letter should be addressed to:

Charles Frimpong

External Affairs Director, West Cape

No. 23 Akoto Bamfo Street, off Agbogba Road,

North Legon, Accra-Ghana

Logistics

West Cape will make provisions for all work-related expenses.

If you wish to contact West Cape for any clarification concerning the IIP-17, kindly send an e-mail to info@westcapestrategy.com or call: +233 24 240 5302.

West Cape National Internship for Ghanaian Young Females

West Cape National Internship for Young Ghanaian Females

No 033/17

Only females can apply to this internship program. If you are male, kindly visit this link; if you are a foreigner visit here.

Description

West Cape Strategy Group (publicly traded as West Cape) is a rapidly growing global tech company based in Accra, Ghana that uses technological tools to solve Africa’s most complex problems. We deploy an unmatched combination of market data and technology to solve complex business problems and engineer innovative market solutions. We provide both commercial and free-to-access research on how technology is constantly affecting the public as well private sectors in Africa. At this time, we are implementing a project called Africa Tech Policy Forum –  a body of stakeholders whose functions are to research and design Africa’s next Tech Policy Proposals.

We are currently deploying the following products on the market:

West Cape: an online bank that makes access to financial as well as professional services cheaper.

EsiCom: an online store that trades in African goods and connects traders to global markets.

E-Power Africa: a disruptive technology that makes power management cheaper and simpler in Africa.

Our 2017 National Internship for Ghanaians (NIG-17) provides opportunities for outstanding undergraduate and graduate female students as well as early-stage professionals across the country to intern with us for three to six months over the summer (and beyond).

Requirements

We require interns with expertise in research, ICT and office administration.

Interns must be between the ages of 18-26.

Interns must have high analytical skills, be very well organised and action-driven.

Interns must exhibit professionalism, boldness and confidence.

Interns will work in teams with nationals from other countries.

Internship Benefits and Highlights  

Interns will have the opportunity to be part of Africa’s rapid technological revolution.

Interns will be presented a recommendation letter at the completion of the internship program.

Interns whose performance exceeds expectations would be offered permanent employment contract with West Cape.

Interns will be offered monthly remunerations to cater for their transportation needs.

And many more benefits depending on the interest of the intern.

Timelines and application process

We are currently accepting application till 26 April 2017.

To apply for the program, send a cover letter in addition to your CV to f.charles@westcapestrategy.com with the subject line: West Cape NIG-17. The cover letter should be addressed to:

Charles Frimpong

External Affairs Director, West Cape

No. 23 Akoto Bamfo Street, off Agbogba Road,

North Legon, Accra-Ghana

Logistics

West Cape will make provisions for all work-related expenses.

If you wish to contact West Cape for any clarification concerning the IIP-17, kindly send an e-mail to info@westcapestrategy.com or call: +233 24 240 5302.

International Internship for Asians, Americans and Europeans

No 033/17

Description

West Cape Strategy Group (publicly traded as West Cape) is a rapidly growing global tech company based in Accra, Ghana that uses technological tools to solve Africa’s most complex problems. We deploy an unmatched combination of market data and technology to solve complex business problems and engineer innovative market solutions. We provide both commercial and free-to-access research on how technology is constantly affecting the public as well private sectors in Africa. At this time, we are implementing a project called Africa Tech Policy Forum –  a body of stakeholders whose functions are to research and design Africa’s next Tech Policy Proposals.

We are currently deploying the following products on the market:

West Cape: an online bank that makes access to financial as well as professional services cheaper.

EsiCom: an online store that trades in African goods and connects traders to global markets.

E-Power Africa: a disruptive technology that makes power management cheaper and simpler in Africa.

Our 2017 International Internship Program (IIP-17) provides opportunities for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students as well as early-stage professionals from Asia, Europe, South Africa and USA to intern with us for three to six months over the summer (and beyond).

Requirements

We require interns with expertise in programming, coding, web development and technology research.

Interns must be between the ages of 18-30. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Interns will work in teams with nationals from other countries.

Internship Benefits and Highlights  

Interns will have the opportunity to be part of Africa’s rapid technological revolution.

Interns will be presented a recommendation letter at the completion of the internship program.

Interns will be offered travel opportunities to some of Ghana’s historic sites on monthly basis.

And many more benefits depending on the interest of the intern.

Timelines and application process

We are currently accepting application till 28 April 2017.

To apply for the program, send a cover letter in addition to your CV to f.charles@westcapestrategy.com with the subject line: West Cape IIP-17. The cover letter should be addressed to:

Charles Frimpong

External Affairs Director, West Cape

No. 23 Akoto Bamfo Street, off Agbogba Road,

North Legon, Accra-Ghana

About logistics

Travel and accommodation expenses are to be borne by the intern. However, West Cape will make provisions for all work-related expenses.

We have partnered with one of Ghana’s most reputable travel agencies, Cedi Travel to facilitate all activities regarding travel and accommodation for the interns.

Visit website: http://ceditravels.com

Contact Cedi Travels:

Phone: 023 370 4470

E-mail: ceditravels1@gmail.com

If you wish to contact West Cape for any clarification concerning the IIP-17, kindly send an e-mail to info@westcapestrategy.com or call: +233 24 240 5302.

HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana

Akuffo-Addo to open 2nd Edition of Business Strategy & Innovation Conference

Communique 002/17 | West Cape

West Cape, an internet technology and business development firm that uses an unmatched combination of market data and technological tools to build and grow the business of its clients has secured partnerships with two of Africa’s leading business information providers to organize the second edition of the Business Strategy and Innovation Conference. The partners include Business Day based in Ghana and Financial Afrik based in Morocco and Senegal.

Business Day Ghana is a leading and trusted source of business news to the business community, policy makers, investors and international community.

Financial Afrik is the most authoritative financial publication in Francophone Africa providing timely information to bankers, business leaders, senior government officials and the International Community.

Business Day Ghana and Financial Afrik will help in marketing and mobilizing participations for the mega Conference in Anglophone and Francophone Africa respectively.

HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana
HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana

The Business Strategy and Innovation Conference is the Foremost Gathering on Innovations, Strategies And Business Growth In Africa. Launched in June 2016, the Conference brings together over 500 business strategists, entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and policy makers to discuss the next big business strategies, technological innovations and policy ideas that will affect African businesses – negatively and positively.  The Business Strategy and Innovation Conference covers a wide range of sectors, trades and industries including Banking, Non-Banking, Education, Health, Agriculture, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Media, Technology, Entertainment and Oil and Gas. The 2017 one, which is the second edition is planned to come off from 28-29 June 2017, at Mensvic Grand Hotel, Accra-Ghana under the theme “Re-positioning Africa in the face of global uncertainty”.  The Conference is complemented with The Strategy Awards. Up to 10 African businesses will receive the awards in 10 different categories which include Best Business Strategy of the year, Best Customer Acquisition Strategy of the year, Best Technology Innovation of the Year, Most Competitive African Media of the year, Most Competitive African SME of the year, West African Business of the Year, East African Business of the Year, Southern African Business of the year, Best Financial Product of the year and Best African Startup of the year.

H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana is expected to grace the event as Special Guest Speaker. He will deliver a speech on the topic “Why sound policy matters in building a competitive tech-enabled economy in Ghana and beyond”.  The Conference will also receive support from the Government of Togo.

For more information on the event, kindly visit http://westcapestrategy.com/bsc.

Signed:

Elorm Esi Abusah, Chief Communications Officer, West Cape

E-mail : elorm@westcapestrategy.com

Phone : +233 234036027 / +233 541204595

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Business Day Ghana, http://businessdayghana.com/

Financial Afrik, http://financialafrik.com/

 

Isidore Kpotufe, Chief Executive Officer of West Cape

West Cape, the Company that wants to Change Africa in 2017 and beyond

Communique 001/17 | New Year Statement (West Cape)

The West Cape Strategy Group, known under the brand name “West Cape” brings together a team of young and dynamic professionals with diverse backgrounds, experience and expertise who firmly believe in Africa and its potentials. It started as Africa Web Consult in late 2015 and since then, has been reinvented in order to withstand market dynamics, with the coming into being of the West Cape Strategy Group (West Cape). We now have a diversified portfolio of services that cover internet technology and business development.

2016 was a crucial year for us as we entered the market in a “test mode” coupled with some level of uncertainty. We organized the maiden edition of the Business and Strategy Conference (BSC) now known as Business Strategy and Innovation Conference in Accra, Ghana on June 3 2016. We started the implementation of the Ghana Hotel and Tourism Program, a concept we developed to help hotel and tourism businesses in Ghana to take advantage of the benefits of technological advancements in order to expand their operations.

The experiences of the previous year have proven that we stand to benefit as a business as we continue to innovate and disrupt in order to outperform market competition.

In 2017, we plan to occupy a bigger market share through greater brand visibility, strong technology infrastructure and increased profitability.

As a strategy, we have decided to commence the implementation of our “Expansion Drive” beginning October 2017 with Togo and Benin in focus. And by the end of 2020, we would have established a strong presence in two other countries, notably Nigeria and Ivory Coast – making it 5 countries of operations in 5 years.

And finally, we have made it a marketing strategy to increase our engagement level with potential prospects through the provision of relevant research-driven articles once every fortnight via our online platform, the West Cape Journal (http://westcapestrategy.com/journal/).

2017 will witness the second edition of our Business Strategy and Innovation Conference with the strategic partnerships of Business Day (Ghana) and Financial Afrik (Morocco), two of Africa’s leading business information providers. The Conference will also receive support from the Government of Ghana and that of Togo.

AfricaLearns, our CSR initiative aimed at advancing computer literacy in rural communities

We are of the firm conviction that of all the triggers of Africa’s development, technology remains the most potent and catalytic. Based on this conviction, we have decided to dedicate parts of profits to our AfricaLearns project, our CSR initiative aimed at advancing computer literacy in rural communities in countries where we operate. Our aim is to contribute to developing vibrant tech-driven knowledge economies in Africa that support inclusive development.

The Africa Tech Policy Forum – a body of stakeholders whose functions are to research and design Africa’s next Technology Policy Proposals is scheduled to enter into full operations by May 2017.

With a Diversified Portfolio of tech-powered business Services, Team members with varied expertise, Extensive Business and Political Network, Customer-centric technologies, Innovative Market-driven solutions and a Strong Appetite for growth and Expansion, we are poised to occupy 15% of Market share in Ghana by the end of 2018. Based on these same strategies anchored on a robust business model, we project to occupy a Market share of 10% in all our 5 countries of operations combined by the end of 2020.

Thank you!

God bless Ghana; God bless Africa!

Signed:

Isidore Kpotufe

Chief Executive Officer

Isidore Kpotufe at 2016 AfriLabs

How to Develop Efficient Technology Infrastructure in Africa

West Cape SG took part in the 2016 AfriLabs Annual Gathering 

The West Cape Strategy Group (West Cape SG) took part in the 2016 AfriLabs Annual Gathering held at the Alliance Française, Accra, Ghana from 25 to 27 October 2016. Themed “Making Tech Ecosystem count”, the 2016 Annual Gathering brought together members of AfriLabs and other stakeholders in the tech ecosystem in Africa to learn the latest tech insights, discuss policy actions and build partnerships.

AfriLabs is a pan-African network of 40 technology innovation hubs in 20 African countries. It was founded in 2011 to build a community around the rapidly emerging tech hubs in Africa.

West Cape SG’s CEO, Isidore Kpotufe and Project Director, Alan Akakpo represented the company. Isidore Kpotufe moderated a session on the role of governments in building efficient technology infrastructures in Africa. Members of the Panel were drawn from AfriLabs, Civil Society and Private Sector. Some questions that featured in the panel discussion included:

  1. What’s the role of Technology and Innovations in economic growth?
  1. How can Tech Hubs drive the innovations that can lead to economic growth in Africa?
  1. Should we continue to focus on Agric as the “backbone” of our economies?
  1. What is the biggest role governments can play in building or supporting existing innovation hubs as a support to start-ups and entrepreneurs?
  1. What approach would you recommend in getting African governments to buy from tech start-ups?
West Cape SG's CEO, Isidore Kpotufe (middle) moderating a panel at the 2016 AfriLabs Annual Gathering, Alliance Française / © West Cape SG
West Cape SG’s CEO, Isidore Kpotufe (middle) moderating a panel at the 2016 AfriLabs Annual Gathering, Alliance Française / © West Cape SG

Isidore mentioned that his outfit was committed to ensuring the development of technology infrastructure in Africa through the Africa Tech Policy project (Learn more about the Project here). He mentioned that West Cape SG is working towards an improved and favorable Policy environment where African tech entrepreneurs easily thrive to meet local demand for ICT products and compete globally.

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West Cape Strategy Group 

The West Cape Strategy Group is a leading integrated service provider based in Ghana that specializes in Internet Technology, Technology Research, Business Strategy, Corporate Training and Brand Identity Management and Development.  Learn more here

AfriLabs 

AfriLabs is a pan-African network of 40 technology innovation hubs in 20 African countries. Learn more here

Youth Development

Dusk Capital completes Personal Development workshop for the youth in Ghana

From 09-10 September 2016, Dusk Capital Limited, an investment banking and financial advisory firm and its sister organization Dusk Foundation organized a personal development workshop for the youth. The workshop came off at the SRC Conference hall of the University of Ghana and formed part of their 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility program.

The exercise, which covered topics such as career development, grooming, savings and investment, communications, CV writing and job hunting brought together over 30 participants. Participants came from diverse backgrounds.

Prior to holding the event, the CEO of West Cape Strategy Group, the company that manages Dusk Capital’s online presence and brand strategy, Mr. Isidore Kpotufe said: The workshop will shed lights on critical factors that pose threats to the development of young people in Ghana and it promises to be transformative.”

In a conversation with the organizers, Constance Adjei, one of the participants at the workshop admitted that until she attended the event, she was “ill-informed” about 80% of the issues covered at the workshop.

All the participants surveyed expressed similar sentiments regarding the quality of both the content and facilitators of the workshop.

The workshop was facilitated by seasoned career development experts and professionals, notably Mr. Bernard Osei–Tutu and Mrs. Yvonne Ohui MacCarthy, respectively CEO and Corporate Affairs Manager at Dusk Capital Limited. Interventions also came from staff of the organizers.

Dusk Capital used the workshop as a platform to extensively educate the participants on financial literacy. Mrs. Yvonne Ohui MacCarthy announced that her outfit was ready to financially support young people with catalytic entrepreneurial ideas.

Inspired, supported and empowered, the participants were convinced they had attended probably the best workshop of the year.

The exercise was largely covered by the local media.

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Singed: Elorm E. Abusah, West Cape Strategy Group

For Dusk Capital Limited

September 14, 2016

Accra, Ghana

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Dusk Capital Limited

Dusk Capital Limited is the next frontier Company for Investment Banking and Advisory Services in West Africa and beyond. The firm is managed by an experienced team made up of top Investment Professionals and Consultants with in-depth knowledge and experience in Securities.

Dusk Foundation

Established in 2013, Dusk Foundation is a private non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting the development of innovative and sustainable solutions to complex global issues through education and various contributions. It is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Dusk Capital Limited

West Cape Strategy Group

The West Cape Strategy Group is a consultancy that specializes in Corporate Web and Graphic Designs, Brand Identity Management and Development, Internet Technology, Business and Strategy Services.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Dusk Capital Organizes personal development workshop for the youth in Ghana

Dusk Capital Limited, an investment banking and financial advisory firm and its sister organization Dusk Foundation are pleased to inform the general public of their 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme centered around the youth, personal and career development.

As part of their 2016 CSR activities, the aforementioned entities will organize a workshop for young people between the ages of 18 and 25 from 9 to 10 September 2016 at the Students’ Representative Council conference hall, University of Ghana.

The workshop will be facilitated by seasoned financial experts as well as career development experts. It will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to youth development
  • Self-identity Discovery: How, When and Where?
  • Pre-interview preparations
  • How do I plan my Financial Life?
  • Saving and Investment Advice
  • Choosing the right career path
  • What awaits me after school?
  • job hunting process
  • CV writing
  • Communication among many others.

The workshop will also feature a lot of group discussions and brainstorming elements. Participants will be awarded certificates of participation after the program.

According to Isidore Kpotufe, the CEO of the West Cape Strategy Group, the company that manages Dusk Capital’s online presence and strategy, “As regularly shown by research, one of the main dominant factors of high level of poverty among adults is their inability to live a financially disciplined life in their youthful ages. This is very worrying; especially for the long term development of the country. This workshop will shed lights on critical factors that pose threats to the development of young people in Ghana and it promises to be transformative.”

Details of the workshop

Date: 9-10 September 2016

Venue: Students’ Representative Council Conference Hall, University of Ghana

Time: 9: am – 3 pm each day.

Registration: To register for the workshop, kindly visit this link.

Click here to register

This event is powered by the West Cape Strategy Group, organized by Dusk Foundation and sponsored by Dusk Capital Limited, a client of the West Cape Strategy Group.

For further information or details, contact Elorm Esi Abusah via elorm@africawebconsult.com or +233 50 261 3837.

This workshop will shed lights on critical factors that pose threats to the development of young people in Ghana and it promises to be transformative

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Dusk Capital Limited

Dusk Capital Limited is the next frontier Company for Investment Banking and Advisory Services in West Africa and beyond. The firm is managed by an experienced team made up of top Investment Professionals and Consultants with in-depth knowledge and experience in Securities.

Dusk Foundation

Established in 2013, Dusk Foundation is a private non-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging and supporting the development of innovative and sustainable solutions to complex global issues through education and various contributions. It is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Dusk Capital Limited

West Cape Strategy Group

The West Cape Strategy Group is a consultancy that specializes in Corporate Web and Graphic Designs, Brand Identity Management and Development, Internet Technology, Business and Strategy Services.

YPEN to Host 300 Young African Leaders in Accra

Communique 003 (YPEN / West Cape )

The Young Professional Economist’s Network (YPEN) – an independent and non-profit organization which has chapters in 11 countries across the continent is set to attract 300 young African leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals to its 2nd annual global conference.

The 2nd Economic Ideas Festival (EIF) will be held in Accra, the capital of Ghana from 17-18 November, 2016 and is set to attract participants from at least 15 African countries.

Being held for the 2nd time, EIF is helping to build the next generation of innovative thinkers to fulfill the dream of a transformed Africa. The program is structured to raise new minds to interrogate economic growth, as well as debate and discuss how it could ultimately lead to economic transformation and poverty reduction in Africa.

YPEN is established to coordinate and train young professionals across the world build a new economic paradigm which is relevant to the 21st century and beyond. The organization currently has chapters in 11 countries including in the UK, Canada and Russia.

According to Mr. Paul Frimpong, who is the founder and chairman of YPEN “In 2015, through our commitment to see a transformed Africa, we brought together over 290 young leaders to share ideas and discuss ways to promote economic growth and development on the African continent. These young professionals came from 9 different countries and regions of the world”.

“We are very optimistic and enthusiastic about the growth momentum and potential of Africa. We believe that a broader and respectful conversation is more nourishing than branded affronts hiding behind pretense —innovative and critical thinking is very urgently needed in this regard”

The 2-day conference will feature high level speakers who will speak on various topics including investing in Africa, global business, women, natural resources etc.

For Mr. Isidore Kpotufe, who is CEO of the West Cape Strategy Group, a partner of the 2nd EIF “It is indeed established that the EIF is the definitive platform for young Africans who hold the future of the continent at heart. The EIF offers superior networking opportunities to participants.”

If you are a young leader in Africa, then this is the perfect conference to attend in 2016. To attend, register at www.ypenetwork.org/eif or call Emmanuel Amoah-Darkwah, Programs Director, YPEN +233 245 683 297 / +233 243 336 819.

Source: www.theafricanreporter.com

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YPEN is established to coordinate and train young professionals across the world build a new economic paradigm which is relevant to the 21st century and beyond. The organization currently has chapters in 11 countries including in the UK, Canada and Russia.

About West Cape Strategy Group

The West Cape Strategy Group is a consultancy that specializes in Corporate Web and Graphic Designs, Brand Identity, Internet Technology, Business and Strategy Services.

Business and Strategy

Full Report of the 2016 Business and Strategy Conference

On June 3, 2016, The West Cape Strategy Group (Formerly Africa Web Consult) held a conference at the City Escape Hotel, Accra-Ghana dubbed the Business and Strategy Conference (BSC). The conference attracted over 30 participants from the Business Community and the media.

A Research conducted by the AWC in early part of 2016 using quantitative and qualitative indicators revealed that 79% of businesses surveyed in Ghana, especially micro and medium enterprises do not often have the wherewithal to devote time and resources to strategy formulation and innovation but are forced to reconsider this position by the pressures of globalization and market competition. In consequence, many businesses decide to spend resources – financial and human – on strategies they can least afford. Even worse and very often, those strategies employed contradict their business objectives.

The findings of our research informed the introduction of the Business and Strategy Conference.

We organized the Conference to help businesses in Africa make the most out of technology.

Visit this page to see everything that happened at the Conference.

Isidore Kpotufe, Chief Executive Officer of West Cape

West Cape SG advises African Businesses to Embrace Technology

Chief Strategist of the Africa Web Consult (now West Cape Strategy Group), a consultancy that specializes in Web and Graphic Designs, Brand Identity, Internet Technology, Technology Research, Business and Strategy Services, Mr Isidore Kpotufe has called on African businesses to embrace the technological waves sweeping through the globe to build their identity.


By Franklin Asare-Donkoh | Today Newspaper, Ghana


According to him, the emergence of World Wide Web (WWW) has brought about huge opportunities as well as shedding light on businesses both big and small which hitherto have been operating in the dark.

Speaking in an interview with Today Newspaper, after the 2016 Business and Strategy Conference held in Accra, Mr Kpotufe opined that well developed corporate identity and visibility online helps to increase return on investment.

“Most companies in our part of the world especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), are not visible…which affects their growth. That is why AWC has come to help these companies to bridge the technological gap” he stated.

The Chief Strategist, however, assured the business community that his outfit is ready to provide them with total identity services both online and offline. “This will enable your audience/clients to relate with the business” he added.

Isidore Kpotufe, Group CEO and Chief Strategist

Meanwhile, AWC has launched four strategic projects, two of which are: Africa Tech Policy and All Africa Business Forum.

Mr Kpotufe explained that the Africa Tech Policy project was been introduced to help develop Africa through technology entrepreneurs whiles the All Africa Business Forum is aimed at connecting Anglophone and Francophone businesses through technology and physical forums.

A Partner of KPMG Ghana, Mrs Joyceline Coleman, who chaired the Conference also cautioned SMEs to take their customer service seriously.

According to her, many businesses in Ghana are collapsing due to poor customer relations. “Nobody will continue to do business with you when he/she is treated shabbily” she stated.

About the Africa Web Consult (AWC)

The West Cape Strategy Group is a consultancy that specializes in Web and Graphic Designs, Brand Identity, Internet Technology, Business and Strategy Services. We provide research and insights on how technology affects businesses in Africa.

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This item first appeared in the Today Newspaper | Ghana.

Invitation to attend the 2016 Business and Strategy Conference

The Africa Web Consult (now West Cape Strategy Group) is pleased to inform the general public of the upcoming 2016 Business and Strategy Conference scheduled to be held in Accra on 3rd June, 2016 at the City Escape Hotel, within the hours of 2pm to 5pm.

The Business and Strategy Conference is an annual event that is aimed at equipping businesses of all sizes and formats with the necessary tools to become and remain relevant in a fast changing digital world. It comprises two presentations on the following themes:

  • Corporate identity in a new era: Best practices for profit optimization
  • Business communication strategy in a changing digital world

Each presentation will last for 45 minutes after which there will be a 30-minutes interactive session that affords participants the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences. This will be followed by an exciting package dubbed “Passion for Innovation”. Passion for innovation is a session that gives participating businesses including the Africa Web Consult as well as other partner organizations the opportunity to launch new innovative projects and products. The 2016 Business and Strategy Conference, which is the maiden edition, will witness the official launch of the following projects: Africa Tech Policy, 3 stories Africa, All Africa Business Forum and EsiCom.net.

Participants will be enlightened on best practices in digital business management. They will also be equipped with the necessary tools to plan and manage their products and projects in a rather strategic way among many other benefits. The conference also offers businesses a chance to network with people who understand business and have ideas to share free of charge. The event will be chaired by Mr. Joseph Winful, Senior KPMG Partner.

Participation for the event is free and to register for it, interested participants can visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-business-and-strategy-conference-tickets-25140440735 or send an e-mail to info@africawebconsult.com

This event is Past

 

We are hiring: Client Relations Officers

The Africa Web Consult (now West Cape Strategy Group), a digital and business strategy development firm, seeks the services of entry-level Marketers to fill the Position of “Client Relations Officers”.

Company profile

The West Cape Strategy Group  is a consultancy that specializes in Web and Graphic Designs, Internet Technology, Brand Identity, Business Development and Strategy Formulation Services. We provide research and insights on how technology affects businesses in Africa.

Job Description

The Client Relations Officer is expected to contribute to the development and implementation of marketing plans and strategies tailored to our clientele base. Key deliverables include:

  • Maintaining and updating customer databases
  • Conducting market research, for example using customer questionnaires and focus groups
  • Contributing to, and developing marketing plans and strategies
  • Managing budgets
  • Evaluating marketing campaigns
  • Contributing to decision making
  • Occasionally, writing short blog posts on issues related to marketing.

Qualification and Requirements

AWC as per its Internal Staff Policy does not focus on “Educational Qualifications” as the primary basis for determining its workforce but rather the “Cognitive Abilities” of the latter. All the people we work with are taken through 3 tests: Cognitive, Attitudinal and Emotional.

Experience: Entry Level

Job Nature: Part Time (3-4 hours’ work-time a day)

Salary/Remuneration: GHC 400

Gender: Female

Age Group: 20-26 years

Deadline for submitting application: April 30, 2016

This job opening is closed