William Edem Senyo

William is Co-Founder & CEO of Impact Hub Accra with a mission to build Osu Ako Adjei area as the city’s innovation district and the nerve center for Accra’s entrepreneurs & bold thinkers. His work is at the nexus of Talent, Tech & Capital for social impact. He has led Impact Hub Accra’s growth to become Accra’s premier startup hotspot with a diverse community of 250+ members and over 1700sqm of progressively green workspaces under management.

Working with a grassroots movement committed to “DIY Urbanism”, William and his team are focused on transforming spaces all across Osu Ako Adjei into activated living and work spaces where different local and global ecosystem players converge to engage Ghana’s vibrant young entrepreneurs.

He has led teams to raise capital from a mix of investors and donors, including the Rockefeller Foundation, Tony Elumelu Foundation, the Danish Government and the US Government’s Broadcasting Board of Governors.  

William is a consultant for a number of social innovation initiatives across Africa and has managed the implementation of startup support projects for partners such as Facebook, Ashoka, MasterCard Foundation, Siemens Foundation, USAID, and the British Council.

He was one of 100 global innovators selected to work with IDEO and British Airways on Ungrounded, the first social innovation lab in the sky (From San Francisco to London). He is co-convener of the Social Enterprise Ghana, working to build a robust social enterprise ecosystem.

William is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and serves on the taskforce drafting the first Social Enterprise Policy for the Government of Ghana.

About the Speaker
  • Profession
    Co-Founder & CEO
  • Company
    Impact Hub Accra
H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
Republic of Ghana
Srinivasan K Swamy
Chairman and World President
Joel E. Nettey
Senior Vice President & CEO
Norkor Duah
Vice President / Area Director & CEO
Dagmara Szulce
Managing Director
Yaw Nsarkoh
Executive Vice President