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Weekly Snapshot: Ghana

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Gabriella Levine and Cesar Harada of Protei ventured into rurual Ghana to test coastal waters for pollution from the recent boom in the oil industry.

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Protei ended up heading into the ocean with a group of fisherman from the village they visited.

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The night the ship traveled between the ports of Takoradi and Tema in Ghana, Unreasonable Mentor Kathy Rogers coordinated a drum circle on Deck 7.

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The new Hub Accra officially launched with the arrival and hosting of the Unreasonables.

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The space is designed to facilitate and foster the startup community in Accra and is organized by the Open University of West Africa.

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While there, the Unreasonable founders met with locals in order to explore ways the potential Ghana holds for their businesses.

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Boarding the ship in Ghana was Unreasonable Mentor Jeff Hoffman, founder of Priceline.com who gave a fireside chat as we sailed to Morocco.

What Happened Over the Course of the Week

In Ghana our vessel ported in two locations – first in the port town of Takoradi in the western portion of the country and two days later in Tema, outside the capital city of Accra. While it was one of the least developed nations we visited on our voyage, Ghana proved to be ripe with opportunities; Ghana’s market has big potential for many of our founders’ products. Further, the newly launched Hub Accra welcomed us for their opening event, the first official unveiling of the new space coordinated by the Open University of West Africa. Click through the slideshow below to see some highlights from the week.


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