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SFAN PRESENTS FUTURE EXECUTIVES BUSINESS BREAKFAST MEETING 5.

What: Future Executives Business Breakfast Meeting 5th Edition.

When: Saturday, July 29, 2017; 08:00AM to 11:30AM GMT.

Where: Mercedes Café, Silver Star Tower, Accra.

Rate: Early bird: GHc 50.

Background: The world has moved from analogue to digital. People are increasingly consuming more and more digital content. Companies that haven’t factored this into their marketing plan are already behind.

Mobile gadgets have evolved from being mere alternatives for laptop and personal computers, into something that is influencing purchasing decisions of consumer according to eMarketer.

Digital marketing therefore provides a phenomenal level playing field and cost-effective way of doing business for small scale and startup business owners.

Every day there are over 500 million Tweets, 4.5 billion Likes on Facebook, and 95 million photos and videos uploaded to Instagram. Smart marketers and business owners are catching in on this fervour to engage their clients and attract prospects. In the State of Social Selling report in 2015, nearly 75% of companies that engaged in selling on social media reported an increase in sales in 12 months.

Companies using digital marketing strategies have 2.8 times better revenue growth expectancy to those who do not, Google has confirmed.

On this premise, SFAN organises this edition of Future Executives Business Breakfast Meeting to bring together 100+ upwardly mobile millennial entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs for morning of networking, insights, and thought provoking conversations regarding cutting edge digital marketing strategies for explosive business growth.

 

The meeting will balance practical, hands-on content with inspiring thought leadership around the following topics:

User Acquisition:

  • Lean Branding
  • Early-stage growth Marketing
  • Affiliate marketing & partnerships
  • Viral referral marketing
  • Content marketing
  • Product marketing & UX/UI

 

Conversion Optimization:

  • Search engine optimization
  • Web analytics & A/B Testing
  • Email marketing
  • CRO & growth marketing tools
  • Mobile marketing & retargeting
  • Social Advertising & paid search marketing

 

Retention:

  • Sustainable growth strategies
  • Predictive analytics & attribution
  • Demonetization best practices
  • Growth marketing team building
  • Marketing & Sales automation
  • Account-based marketing

 

Register for an early bird ticket here. We look forward to having breakfast with you in this super cool networking environment!

Please check back for speakers.

For more information, sponsorship or clarifications, contact SFAN via call; +233 545 93 5695 or email; info@sfanonline.org.

 

HASHTAGS: #SFAN  #DIGITALMARKETING  #MARKETING  #STARSFROMALLNATIONS  #GHANA

SFAN PRESENTS FUTURE EXECUTIVES BUSINESS BREAKFAST MEETING 5

What: Future Executives Business Breakfast Meeting 5th Edition.

When: Saturday, July 29, 2017; 08:00AM to 11:30AM GMT.

Where: Mercedes Café, Silver Star Tower, Accra.

Rate: Early bird: GHc 50.

Background: The world has moved from analogue to digital. People are increasingly consuming more and more digital content. Companies that haven’t factored this into their marketing plan are already behind.

Mobile gadgets have evolved from being mere alternatives for laptop and personal computers, into something that is influencing purchasing decisions of consumer according to eMarketer.

Digital marketing therefore provides a phenomenal level playing field and cost-effective way of doing business for small scale and startup business owners.

Every day there are over 500 million Tweets, 4.5 billion Likes on Facebook, and 95 million photos and videos uploaded to Instagram. Smart marketers and business owners are catching in on this fervour to engage their clients and attract prospects. In the State of Social Selling report in 2015, nearly 75% of companies that engaged in selling on social media reported an increase in sales in 12 months.

Companies using digital marketing strategies have 2.8 times better revenue growth expectancy to those who do not, Google has confirmed.

On this premise, SFAN organises this edition of Future Executives Business Breakfast Meeting to bring together 100+ upwardly mobile millennial entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs for morning of networking, insights, and thought provoking conversations regarding cutting edge digital marketing strategies for explosive business growth.

 

The meeting will balance practical, hands-on content with inspiring thought leadership around the following topics:

User Acquisition:

  • Lean Branding
  • Early-stage growth Marketing
  • Affiliate marketing & partnerships
  • Viral referral marketing
  • Content marketing
  • Product marketing & UX/UI

 

Conversion Optimization:

  • Search engine optimization
  • Web analytics & A/B Testing
  • Email marketing
  • CRO & growth marketing tools
  • Mobile marketing & retargeting
  • Social Advertising & paid search marketing

 

Retention:

  • Sustainable growth strategies
  • Predictive analytics & attribution
  • Demonetization best practices
  • Growth marketing team building
  • Marketing & Sales automation
  • Account-based marketing

 

Register for an early bird ticket here. We look forward to having breakfast with you in this super cool networking environment!

Please check back for speakers.

For more information, sponsorship or clarifications, contact SFAN via call; +233 545 93 5695 or email; info@sfanonline.org.

 

HASHTAGS: #SFAN  #DIGITALMARKETING  #MARKETING  #STARSFROMALLNATIONS  #GHANA

Africa needs to, and can, Quantum Leap Its Development 

How?

By prioritizing the need for a skilled and advancing labor force.

A Changing Tide

Traditionally, Sub-Saharan Africa has been characterized as land and resource abundant, but labor scarce. For decades, the region’s development agenda has been mired by the belief and burden of the resource curse.

But recent projections show that from 2000 to 2050, Africa’s population will rise by 160%, turning most countries in the region into labor abundant economies. This demographic change has new and important implications for the region’s development dynamics and comparative advantage.

With rising human population, advancing human capital is fundamental to the continent’s economic advancement. The confluence of rapid technological change and globalization means skill development is imperative for countries seeking to close the development gap and become economically competitive (OECD).

It is for this reason that the work of capacity builders in Africa is of dire importance to the continent’s economic and social advancement. The work that pioneering capacity builders, such as Stars From All Nations (SFAN) in Ghana, do, is essential to achieving all development outcomes in the country because without ready and available skilled labor, companies and organizations cannot grow and deliver on their missions and goals.

Quantum Leap Career Fair 2017

Stars From All Nations (SFAN)is a social enterprise on a mission to provide education to employment/entrepreneurship pipeline opportunities for youths in Ghana and beyond.

One of its hallmark events is its yearly Quantum Leap Career Fair where the company brings together business leaders, HR experts, entrepreneurs, and hundreds of candidates to discuss the next phase of work and skill development on the continent.

At this year’s Quantum Leap Career Fair, held at the British Council Ghana, business leaders such as Lucy Quist, Chief Executive Officer at Airtel Ghana, joined about 300 participants in thinking through the future of work on the continent.

The event, aptly named Technology and the Future of Work in Africa, hosted a panel session with Yasmin Kumi, Founder at Africa Foresight Group; Paul Payne, Manager at  British Council Skills Hub; Josiah Kwesi-Eyison, Co-founder at iSpace; Amma Baffoe, Recruitment Manager at MEST, Genevieve Puni, Founder at Rectrain Limited; and Jemila Adulabi, Founder at Circumspecte. The panel session was followed by a one-on-one mentoring session where candidates had the opportunity to talk to resource personnel about their resumes, career interests, enterprise ideas, and job opportunities.

How To Quantum Leap

Conversations during the day revealed that Africans do not only have a responsibility but a unique opportunity to solve both local and global problems. In fact, Africans today are in a unique and unprecedented position: with modern advances in technology and access to the global market (the proliferation of mobile phones, social media, and tech tools), there has never been a better time to join the global movement and ride the proverbial technological wave. Finally, the veil of fear and ignorance that has long separated the continent from the rest of the world is lifting, as worlds and people connect through various social platforms.

But while technology brings new opportunities to connect and new employment and business opportunities, young Africans must also build and work for businesses that address local issues that have long plagued and continue to plague our communities and dim progress: high illiteracy, poverty, low health outcomes, food insecurity, and inequality.

The good news?

History shows that in the long term, “investing in skills development is far less costly than paying the price for poorer health, lower incomes, unemployment, and social exclusion — all which are closely tied to lower skills” (OECD).Meaning, skills development allows us to make the quantum leap to a more prosperous Africa because it inherently addresses many of the issues that the continent faces.

The future of Africa is finally here! Both labor and resource rich, generations of future Africans can enjoy a better quality of life if institutions, capacity builders, and businesses work together to bring more skilled and knowledgeable founders and workers who will address the issues of today and tomorrow to the market.

Bridget Boakye is the co-founder of YNG Africa and a member of the Global Shapers Accra Hub. YNG Africa is an online platform connecting top capacity builders across the continent with each other and employers, and candidates with opportunities for more training. SFAN is a partner of YNG Africa. Contact: bridget@ynginternsafrica.com

SFAN PRESENTS QUANTAM LEAP FAIR 2017

Stars From All Nations (SFAN) is collaborating with iSpace to host 2017 edition of Quantum Leap Career. The meeting is organised on the theme “Technology and the Future of Work in Africa”.

Date: April 12, 2017

Venue: British Council, Accra

Time: 09:00 am to 04:00pm GMT

It is estimated that some 65% of children entering primary schools today will likely work in roles that don’t currently exist. According to a McKinsey study, many activities that workers carry out today could be automated.

This edition of Quantum Leap Career Fair is organized to create a space for the best and brightest industry leaders, business executives and thought leading recruiters to share valuable insights on the impact of technology on the future of work in Africa.

Meet with employers in an informal setting and learn more about jobs and internship opportunities offered by their companies, participate in one-on-one mentoring & C.V review sessions, take industry generated employability skills assessment, and walk away with actionable game plan to upgrade your skills for the work of the future

Participation is free, but you must be pre-booked as available spaces are limited. Make your registrations by clicking here. Certificates can be requested at a cost of GHs 20.

The Keynote and Panel sessions will be streamed live on SFAN Facebook page.

As a business owner, this is a huge opportunity to get access to the right type audience for your company. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, securing a booth stand or have questions, concerns or comments, please send an e-mail to tomchris@sfanonline.org.

About SFAN:

SFAN is a high impact social enterprise established with a precise vision to raise the next generation of African leaders through the accomplishment of the following goals:

  • Help young people have a smooth transition from education to work through mentorship, capacity development, and job/internship placement
  • Offer opportunities for youths to turn their passion into a business or career by creating platforms for networking, incubation, and funding
  • Build a community of change agents and doers.

Through innovative projects, products and programs, SFAN provides the missing links for youth development, education and entrepreneurship thereby contributing to building a self-sustained Africa.

SFAN PRESENTS YALI QUANTUM LEAP CAREER AND INVESTMENT FAIR

Date: Wednesday, 31st August, 2016

Venue: GIMPA Executive Conference Room

Time: 04:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Stars From All Nations (SFAN) are delighted to bring you the second edition of the QUANTUM LEAP CAREER AND INVESTMENT FAIR for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), West Africa.

The event is aimed at driving forward the much needed societal change and growth through practical discussions with businesses leaders operating in Africa. Focus for this year’s edition is for business leaders to leverage on technology to take their works to exponential levels and create more sustainable jobs, and will host 20+ companies from different sectors.

IMG_0390The Young Africa Leaders Initiative is a signature professional development program designed to equip promising young talents in Africa to champion change on the continent through a rich learning exchange. To complement the main fellowship program that happens in the United States, regional learning centers have been created to bring professionals from thriving organizations in their respective fields of endeavors to interact with participants and shape visions. Ghana has been the West Africa regional learning center.

Designed for YALI W/A participants who are entrepreneurs and potential employers, the essence of the event is to create a networking platform for participating organizations to share experiences and values for shared prosperity in our world. The expected geometric surge in Africa’s population doubling to some 2.4 billion by 2050 requires conscious and continuous efforts to develop the skills of young people and create more opportunities that would match the anticipated growth revolving around technology and entrepreneurship.

Over the years, Stars From All Nations (SFAN), a youth-led social enterprise poised to new-02bridging the gap between education and work through skills development and mentorship, has responded positively towards this course by drawing partnerships and collaborations with corporate institutions towards raising the next generation. We continue to look for more of such strategic alliances and strengthen our relationships to create some 10,000 sustainable jobs by 2017, and unearth the enormous potentials of young people in contributing to national economies and achieving global goals.

Participation is free but you must be pre-booked as available spaces are limited. Click here to register. To secure a booth space, please get in touch with Tom-Chris at +233 545 93 5695.

YNG Interns Bringing Internship Opportunities to the Youth

YNG Interns Africa tell us…….. We all know the problem well: young Africans are in dire need of employment opportunities. Statistics show that more than 50% of the continent’s university graduates cannot find work. Where work is available, most candidates lack the job experience and skills to be competitive. On the other hand, despite the difficult business environment in Africa, many employers know the value of developing talent through internships and are desperately seeking them. But, they say they can’t find them.

In their research developing this platform, the young Ghanaians they spoke with not only shared their desire to work and gain experience through internships but said that existing internships are only shared through exclusive/private networks, often leaving the majority out.  Therefore It is time we open the pool to more qualified Africans. Every African deserves a chance at meaningful work and through that, social mobility.

YNG (young) Interns Africa is an internship portal that responds to this need from both the employer and candidate end. We connect qualified young Africans with internship opportunities on the continent and around the world. 

In a simple to navigate the process, businesses can post their internships and review candidates right on the site. Candidates know whether they have been accepted or declined by an employer immediately.  Employers also have access to tools that allow them to easily filter through candidates, taking the hassle out of the process. 

They are especially excited to welcome businesses in the Diaspora. They believe that their virtual interns tool will lead African business leaders around the world to engage with and build the young talent. They are grateful for all of the work this community does to support the continent.  You can get in touch with them at info@ynginternsafrica.com

Stars From All Nations (SFAN) led by Future of Ghana Regional Manager for Ghana Tom-Chris Emewulu is a social enterprise that bridges the gap between education and work. Have recently partnered with YNG Interns in their mission to bring internship opportunities to youths.

Future of Ghana (@Futureof GH)

Stars From All Nations (SFAN) Presents Future Executives Business Breakfast Meeting 3rd Edition

Future of Ghana Regional Manager for Ghana, Tom-Chris Emewulu  and his team at SFAN are proud to present FEBBM is a pioneer mentorship and networking event that create platforms for meaningful conversations between a complete mix of business stakeholders including aspiring young entrepreneurs, young business owners, young professionals, investors, financiers, press, etc. Participants meet peers, build contacts, share opportunities and success stories, strike partnerships as they listen to seasoned industry leaders discuss issues pertaining to business and Africa.

The goal of this initiative is to promote and encourage youth enterprises and entrepreneurship, and engage young people to take action in solving the problems in their environments. This third edition is a pusher event with focus on student entrepreneurship.

The forum was born out of the need for like-minded individuals to meet, exchange useful information and share best practices. It consists of a panel segment and opportunity presentation segment – a segment for unveiling unique opportunities for the youth in Ghana.

Do you wonder how you will turn your academic interests into a sustainable, independent business? Do you have a great idea that could change people’s lives? Are you creative, dynamic and passionate? Are you looking for a platform to start meaningful conversation? Then this forum is for you!

The meeting will take place at British Council, Accra Ghana on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

 The time is from 8:00am to 11:30am.

Speakers includes the following:

Ehi Binitie, CTO/Co-founder of Rancard Solutions, Ghana

Dziffa Akua Ametam, CEO/founder of Dziffa.com

Raindolf Owusu, CEO/Founder, Oasis Websoft

Akua Baning, Community Manager, iSpace Ghana

The moderator is Elizabeth Patterson, Founder/M.D, Girls Edu Initiative, Ghana

The live stream and registration can be accessed at www.sfanonline.org. The event is free, but you must be pre-booked as available spaces are limited. Use the hashtag #FEBBM3 leading up to, throughout, and even after the meeting to share your best moments, connect with other attendees and to keep the discussion going!

We have a Regional Manager in Ghana!

A little overdue but nonetheless we are pleased to announce  that we have a Regional Manager for Ghana.Step forward Tom-Chris Emewulu.

Tom-Chris is a dynamic change maker with a distinctive track record of pioneering projects that have impacted hundreds of youth.

While a student of Radford University College where he pursued a B.Sc. in Business Administration majoring in accounting, Tom-Chris founded Stars From All Nations (SFAN) in 2013 as a tool for bridging the gap between college and career, and to help raise the next generation of African leaders.

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His accomplishments in youth development have been rewarded recently with a placement in the second Cohort of President Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) West Africa programme which he successfully completed earlier this month.

Tom-Chris is a published author of an inspirational book entitled “Breaking the Limits”. He enjoys focusing on topics pertaining to youth education and youth entrepreneurship.

Based in Accra Tom-Chris  will be working with the Future of Ghana team to deliver our aims and objectives in Ghana.

Do you live in Ghana and want to get involved?  Get in touch with Tom-Chris via email: ghana@futureofghana.com

Future of Ghana (@FutureofGH)