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Shapers Profile:

Shaper: 

William Edem Senyo

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Title: 
Co-Founder & CEO
Organization: 
Impact Hub Accra
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About me:

William has extensive experience working in the social impact ecosystem in Africa. His unique and varied experiences from both corporate and non-profit organisations led to an evolution into Entrepreneurship, focused on Social Innovation. As Co-Founder of Impact Hub Accra, William works within an operational framework of "Educate, Connect, Incubate and Invest", to create a strong support system for early stage entrepreneurs in Ghana. He has led teams to raise capital from a mix of investors and donors, including the Rockefeller Foundation, the 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 led the implementation of projects for partners such as Facebook, Ashoka, MasterCard Foundation, Siemens Foundation, USAID, and the British Council. William also managed a Global Impact Investor Network (GIIN)-funded pilot project under the Impact Economy Innovation Fund aimed at building alternative funding pathways to support early stage innovators from concept to market. 

William 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) focused on the global misalignment of talent. He is co-convener and Deputy CEO of the Social Enterprise Network-Ghana, working to build a robust social enterprise ecosystem.

He previously served as Grant Writer and Programs Associate with The Hunger Project. Prior to that, he had served in a sales role with the leading telecommunications carrier in Ghana, MTN and had brief stints in investment banking, selling mutual funds. 

William is a Global Shaper and serves on the taskforce drafting the first Social Enterprise Policy for the Government of Ghana (the first if its kind in Africa)

Expertise: 
Business and Innovation | Entrepreneurship | Social Enterprise