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Ethel Cofie Presentation for Citi Business at Ghana Telecoms University

The 5 lessons i have learnt as a technology entreprenuer by Ethel Cofie

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Named one of the Top 5 Women impacting IT in Africa,Ethel Cofie is CEO and Founder of EDEL Technology Consulting , an IT Consulting and Digital Products Company in West Africa and Europe who was recently named IT Consulting Firm of the year by the Telecoms and IT Industry .
She is also Founder of Women in Tech Africa , Africa’s largest women in tech group with members in over 30 Africa countries and physical chapter in Ghana, Kenya and London and growing .

She is Mandela Fellow for President Obama's Young African Leaders initiative (YALI) and a High caliber IT Professional with a wealth of technical and commercial skills acquired across a wide range of demanding roles and Over 12 years’ experience working in the UK ,Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone on projects for organizations like Bill and Melinda Gates Mobile Technology for Health project, , the Ford Foundation's Election Monitoring project for Nigeria and as Head of Commercial Solutions for Vodafone conceptualizing, executing and working with teams to align Corporate strategy to IT strategy and to develop and manage creative technology solutions,


She has been featured in BBC and CNN for work in technology and women leadership

She also sits on numerous boards of numerous companies in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa and has ambitions to grow EDEL Technology Consulting to the whole of Africa .

The 5 lessons i have learnt as a technology entreprenuer by Ethel Cofie

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Named one of the Top 5 Women impacting IT in Africa,Ethel Cofie is CEO and Founder of EDEL Technology Consulting , an IT Consulting and Digital Products Company in West Africa and Europe who was recently named IT Consulting Firm of the year by the Telecoms and IT Industry .
She is also Founder of Women in Tech Africa , Africa’s largest women in tech group with members in over 30 Africa countries and physical chapter in Ghana, Kenya and London and growing .

She is Mandela Fellow for President Obama's Young African Leaders initiative (YALI) and a High caliber IT Professional with a wealth of technical and commercial skills acquired across a wide range of demanding roles and Over 12 years’ experience working in the UK ,Ghana, Nigeria and Sierra Leone on projects for organizations like Bill and Melinda Gates Mobile Technology for Health project, , the Ford Foundation's Election Monitoring project for Nigeria and as Head of Commercial Solutions for Vodafone conceptualizing, executing and working with teams to align Corporate strategy to IT strategy and to develop and manage creative technology solutions,


She has been featured in BBC and CNN for work in technology and women leadership

She also sits on numerous boards of numerous companies in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa and has ambitions to grow EDEL Technology Consulting to the whole of Africa .

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  2. 2. Ethel Cofie’s 5 Lesso ns I have learnt As An A Technology Entrepreneur
  3. 3. EDEL Technology Consulting :Building a Global Brand in a Local Market EDEL Technology 6 Ethel Cofie speaking at Global Entrepreneurship Summit Morocco www.ethelcofie.com
  4. 4. 30 countries Members Featured Career Leadership Technology for growth in Africa Female Entreprene urship Increase STEM Pipeline for Girls
  5. 5. Ethel Cofie’s Startup School Stories Moving foward Lessons
  6. 6. STORY: 1 Build Edel technologies into a multinational, Tech Company find the shortest possible path to those 1st million dollars Build up women in tech Ghana to become value add for the ladies into the network: to support our women to break more glass ceiling, C level, Board room roles and double the girls choosing to have tech careers. © Ethel Cofie’s Startup School 6 Keep the Main thing, the Main thing MAIN THING
  7. 7. About Ethel Cofie Hire Customers/Candidates Hire Your Product to solve a problem © Ethel Cofie’s Startup School 7
  8. 8. STORY: 2 If you find the right customer you will find there is value in places you never knew or realized Grumpy made over 60m dollars in the last year. Grumpy’s earnings have dwarfed those of many of Hollywood’s biggest names such as Gwyneth Paltrow who, according to Forbes magazine, earned just over £12 million last year. © Ethel Cofie’s Startup School 8 GRUMPY CAT MAKES MORE MONEY … GRUMPY CAT
  9. 9. STORY: 3 CULT © Ethel Cofie’s Startup School 9 You do get paid for having a deep rolodex and having a large network :Trust is Currency
  10. 10. STORY: 4 CULT As in… Who gets the most excited about what you’re working on, and is always first in line to pay/discuss/talk about? You need to know who your top evangelists will be and figure out what makes them tick. It’s critical to be able to tell a good story around your product/cause/brand. Our brains work well with stories, especially those that evoke strong emotions such as fear, surprise, anger or desire © Ethel Cofie’s Startup School 1 0 Develop you own cult

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