See The List of 2016 Ghana StartUp Award Winners As EchoHouse Ghana, Ameyaw Debrah and Tonaton Win Big

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The 2016 Ghana StartUp Awards which was also the maiden edition came off successfully yesterday evening. The award ceremony which was organised by The StartUp Network in partnership with Avance Media was aimed at ‘Honouring Innovative And Globally Competitive StartUps. The event was hosted by Jerry Adjorlolo and was held at the British Council.

Ghana’s celebrity blogger Ameyaw Debrah, Heel The World and Tonaton.com were some of the award winners in their categories. EchoHouse Ghana was awarded the overall award; StartUp of the Year.

These are the list of award winners and what they do.

StartUp of the year winner – EchoHouse Ghana Limited
EchoHouse Ghana Limited is a 360 creative marketing agency with years of operational experience that has seen them grow from a magazine into BTL (Below The Line) marketing to digital marketing to production and sales.

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Arts, Culture and Tourism StartUp of the year winner – KP Photography
KP Photography is a photography agency which creates Creative Pictures telling its own story headed by Kafui Praise. They have been behind amazing projects across the country and have made a mark for their works through extreme professionalism.

Agribusiness StartUp of the year winner – FarmerLine
FarmerLine is a Ghanaian social enterprise specializing in the development of web platforms and mobile applications in order to disseminate and collect agricultural data to/from smallholder farmers and has successfully reached over 200,000 small-scale farmers across four countries.

Education StartUp of the year winner – eCampus LLC
eCampus LLC is a self-paced education platform for anyone who wants to learn and prepare for Mathematics examinations at the JHS, SHS and Tertiary levels. eCampus is built on all technology interface, hence it’s availabilities on the Web, Android, Blackberry, iOs etc. 

Banking and Finance StartUp of the year winner – MPower Payments
MPower Payments is the safest and easiest way to pay and get paid online in Ghana. Their services allow anyone to pay in any way they prefer, including through debit cards, bank accounts and mobile wallets. With MPower, businesses are able to accept all forms of payment.

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Technology StartUp of the year winner – MCABE Solutions
MCABE Solutions is an IT company that provides IT support services to startup companies as well small and medium scale enterprises, whose size does not justify hiring the services of full time IT personnel or setting up an IT department with all its infrastructure and related costs.

Manufacturing StartUp of the year winner – Kantanka Automobile
Kantanka Automobile is a car manufacturing company with an assembly plant whose range of cars include both electric saloon and electric four Wheel drives. The electric SUVs are called Nkunimdie and Otumfuo with an electric range of Katanka Onatafuo 4×4 pickups. 

Health StartUp of the year winner – INCAS Diagnostics Services Ltd
INCAS Diagnostics Services Ltd provides biochenmistry, immunology, microbiology, parasitology, toxicology and haematology testing as well as testing for food handlers, food processing companies and food marketing companies to ensure food safety and prevent food fraud.

Fashion StartUp of the year winner – Heel The World
“If we cannot make our own shoes, then when shall we make our own planes?”  Fred Deegbe Jr., CEO of Heel the World. Heel the World (HTW) is a social enterprise and a footwear that works to empower Ghanaian startup companies.

Media StartUp of the year winner – Ameyaw Debrah Media
Ameyaw Debrah is a media company run by ace Ghanaian blogger Ameyaw Debrah. The media outfit manages www.yen.com.gh and www.ameyawdebrah.com and offers other consultancy services from their great wealth of experience in the Ghanaian new media space.

Food Processing StartUp of the year winner – Wanjo Foods
Wanjo Foods is an indigenous business started by Yaganoma Baatuolkuu in an effort to stern the extinction of African indigenous wild plants and foods through the creation of food products that can be marketed to the modern palate. They have gone ahead to win funding from investors.

Social Enterprise StartUp of the year winner – Soronko Solutions
Soronko Solutions seeks to equip rural Ghanaian youth with problem solving skills by studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through an interactive supplimentary curriculum and apprenticeship program. Hence their falgship project Tech Need Girls.

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Non-Ghanaian StartUp of the year winner – Tonaton Ghana
Tonaton Ghana is a website where you can buy and sell almost everything. Its completely free to publish a classified ad on tonaton.com as they have the wdesr selection of popular second hand items all over Ghana, which makes it easy to find exactly what you are looking for.

StartUp Support Org. of the year winner – StartUp Gh
StartUp Gh promotes entreprenuerial leadership skills and connecting the youth with transformative opportunities and training.

Student StartUp of the year winner – Purple Trendz Gh
Purple Trendz Gh is an African accessories fashion line based in the heart of Ghana-Accra which provides accessories for all occasions including weddings and engagements.

StartUp Entrepreneur of the year winner – Regina Honu (Agyare)
Regina Agyare is a Ghanaian Software Developer and founder of Soronko Solutions, a software development company in Ghana. She was unveiled as the 2016 Vlisco Brand Ambassador. In an interview with the CNN’s African StartUp she is described as a Ghanaian tech guru who wants to develop the next generation of women in technology.

 

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