Please join us at one of our Bay Area Events: Hear the latest news from Ashesi University’s Founder and President, Patrick Awuah, and discuss the Ashesi experience with alumni and TED fellow, Zubair Abubakar ’08.
No prior knowledge about Ashesi is necessary to attend, so please spread the word to Bay Area friends, colleagues, and anyone who would enjoy learning more.
Please join us at one of our Bay Area events:Saturday, August 2nd from 11am-12:30pm, Palo Alto Brunch Coupa Cafe: 538 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301 Sunday, August 3rd from 11am-12:30pm, Berkeley Brunch Gather Restaurant: 2200 Oxford Street, Berkeley CA 94704 Monday, August 4th from 5:30pm-7pm, San Francisco The World Affairs Center: 312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108
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About Patrick Awuah, Ashesi Founder and President
Before founding Ashesi, Patrick worked as a Program Manager for Microsoft Corporation. He holds bachelor degrees in Engineering and Economics from Swarthmore College, and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Patrick is a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and a member of the USAID’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid. He has received the Millennium Excellence Award for Educational Development and been named a Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company magazine, and the 4th Most Respected CEO in Ghana by a survey of his peers.
About Zubair Abubakar, Ashesi ’08
Zubair is a TED fellow who passionately believes in the power of technology to promote positive change and create wealth. In 2011, he started an initiative now called Constitution for All, which today has enabled over 1,000,000 Nigerians have access to the Constitution anytime anywhere on their mobile phones. He is currently working on a mobile social gaming startup he co-founded called ChopUP. He started developing web/mobile applications as a student at the Ashesi where he graduated with a degree in computer science in 2008. In addition to designing and producing mobile apps, he also helped to build one of Nigeria’s biggest information portal, ConnectNigeria.com. Zubair is in the US to participate in the Aspen Institute’s Action Forum.
Founded in 2002, the mission of Ashesi University is to educate a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa. Ashesi is a world-class 4 year university with majors in computer science, MIS, and business. Ashesi’s 600+ graduates have a 100% placement rate, and 95% stay in Africa where they create innovative solutions, grow local businesses, and improve lives on a national and regional scale.
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