By Prince Akpah.

Accra, Ghana. (News Of The South) – The 2017 edition of the Premium Bank Ghana Startup Awards organised by The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE) has announced the 14-member jury involved in selecting finalists for the awards.

Selected from various startup support organisations in Ghana, the jury include: Ekow Mensah (Chairman, Ghana Startup Awards & CEO, TANOE), Ato Ulzen-Appiah (Director, GhanaThink Foundation), Jorge Appiah (CEO, Kumasi Hive), Ashwin Ravichandran (Director, MEST Incubator), Amma Baffoe (Director, MEST), Daryl Kwawu (Host, Joy Business Van), John Armah (CEO, Orios Group), Prince Akpah (MD, Avance Media), Henry Agyei Asare (CEO, TentMaker Ghana), Kwame A. Opoku (CEO, Idea Factory Africa), Alain Gbeasor (Chairman, Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs), Ethel Cofie (CEO, Edel Technology Consult), Paul Payne (Director, British Council Skills Hub) and Gideon Brefo (CEO, HapaSpace).

The awards which was launched last year has being geared towards celebrating ambitious and indigenous start-up businesses making impact, contributing to economic growth, meeting social needs, creating jobs and putting Ghana on the global economic map.

15 categories for the awards include: Agriculture, Education, Fashion, Finance, Health, Manufacturing, Arts & Tourism, Media, Processing, Social Enterprise, Technology, Startup Entrepreneur of the Year, Startup of the Year, Student Startup of the Year and Non-Ghanaian Startup of the Year.

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