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Leapfrogging Technologies to Drive an Impeccable Digital Africa
Recognizing their common goals to support startups and entrepreneurs in Africa, tech leaders and collaborators are co-creating Digital Africa for the purpose of increasing the impact and support for African entrepreneurs and organizations. Hence, developing a structure for a stronger ecosystem to be able to unleash, develop and support innovative and impact-oriented entrepreneurial projects across the continent. Solution and platform creator are seeking to provide everything entrepreneurs need to hold their project: network, knowledge, resources, opportunities and exposure.
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Aisha Addo thrives on working to make the world a better place for women. Although a graduate in Business Administration-Accounting, her true passion and dedication lies in ensuring girls around the world are provided with the guidance and resources that help them identify their true purpose and calling to reach their full potential. Aisha founded Power To Girls Foundation, a non-profit organization to offer young girls the mentors and role models that were absent during my own youth. As a facilitator and director of Power To Girls, I use my personal experiences and knowledge to create safe and engaging spaces for the girls I work with. I am the recipient of the Young Black and Gifted Award for Community Service and was also named a Black Diversity Group Role Model and One of 100 Black Women to Watch in Canada and among the 150 Black Women making history in Toronto. DriveHER, the ride-sharing service for women by women, is her latest initiative and the next step in her journey to continue to empower and protect women
Business Entrepreneur, PayBox
Kojo Choi is a seasoned entrepreneur who has spent the past two decades in developing businesses in Ghana and across the West Coast of Africa. He has served in consulting roles for the Korean Embassy and multinational companies due to his in-depth knowledge of business in Africa.
His scope of business experience ranges from telecommunications, financial technologies, marketing communications, and consultancy. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of PaySwitch Limited.
PaySwitch Company Limited is the only third-party processing company in Ghana with the capacity of processing international card schemes like Visa, MasterCard, UnionPay. It is also directly connected to all mobile money operators such as MTN, Vodafone & AirtelTigo.
The company is a wholly owned Ghanaian company established in 2015 operating with world class standard technology platforms and professionals. PaySwitch is certified under the Data Protection Act, 2012 (Act 843) and is ISO 27001 certified and PCI DSS compliant. It operates under the new Payment Systems and Service Act, 2019 (Act 987).