Many people in Ghana are passionate about information technology. Their dream is to design web or internet services that can be useful to their country or their community. Another dream that many Ghanaians share is to become entrepreneurs, own their own business and run it successfully.
Mobile Web Ghana is a non-profit organisation that was created to marry those two dreams. We help passionate people become mobile-technology entrepreneurs, by teaching them to create applications accessible via mobile phones (whether via mobile websites, apps, SMS, or voice). We also want to make them develop the business side of technology, and teach mobile business: startups, market research, business models, etc.
We run Mobile Entrepreneurship training sessions every 6 months. Each session lasts 3 weeks. Experts in the field come and teach one of 6 modules. During the 3 weeks, trainees also develop their own service, with the help of the trainers. The training is followed by a period of mentorship and incubation, where promising projects can be developed further, and move toward becoming commercial services. Our mentorship programme, which connect selected startups with world-wide mentors, is open to anybody with a promising project.
Started in December 2010, and developed as part of the World Wide Web Foundation‘s Mobile Entrepreneurship in Ghana program (sponsored by Vodafone), Mobile Web Ghana is a non-profit organisation that aims to boost the uptake of mobile technology in Ghana.