iSpace is a unique environment where technology startups can start up safely. iSpace nurtures a local network of like-minded and focused tech entrepreneurs in Ghana, providing places where they can work, meet, collaborate, network , learn and have fun. By providing the right people with Resources, Connections and Training in a physical space, good things happen.
iSpace is an expansion of a successful initiative that offers product-oriented technology start-ups with a dedicated co-working space, community gathering point and network for driving entrepreneurial success. The organization is non-profit, and is funded by membership fees and sponsor partners. The goal of iSpace is to promote and support entrepreneurs and innovators in Ghana building new technologies for global markets.
Therefore, no doubt that iSpace is to provide a creative and stimulating space for aspiring young technologists and entrepreneurs who will join the mYouth from Ghana. Built on a highly collaborative and community driven model, this open space in Accra facilitates the mentoring, skilling, generation of and exposure to – novel ideas needed to foster a more innovative technology and business community in the African country.
Representatives on behalf iSpace are Josiah Eysion, Business Development, and FiiFi Baidoo, IT Development.
Mr. Eyison holds a HND in New Technology, Media and Communication from University of East London and a Business Management degree with the Open University. He was instrumental in staging the first ever Apps Circus event in Ghana. The event was attended by 120 plus members of the tech community and was hailed as one of best organized tech events in Ghana. Mr. Eyison served as a Managing Director(Africa) for Learning Without Frontiers where he developed day-to-day communications efforts and executed community outreach strategies to support the organization’s mission. Mr. Eyison has in the past provided prize funding for three incubators in Ghana, one of these companies was Saya Mobile who were selected to represent Africa at the World Mobile Congress 2012.
Fiifi Baidoo is a Web Enthusiast and has worked in the internet industry since 2003 with years of experience in LAMP, GEO tools, SEO, and Product Development. He blogs about the internet, social media, new technologies, platforms and apps in Africa. He is also known for his avid interest in mapping technologies and trains technology communities on these subjects. In 2010, he accepted the role to be a managing member of GDG Ghana (Google Developer Group) where he helped set up new GDGs across Ghana and SSA. He occasionally plans and executes technology related trainings and tutorials onsite and via video chats. Former Program Coordinator at Google where he helped educational institutions deploy, adapt and integrate Google Apps into their IT infrastructure to enhance collaboration, communication and learning in the school community.