Episode 185

Building An Ecosystem for Youth Development with Kojo North


August 1st, 2023

57 mins 18 secs

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About this Episode

August Greetings Glocal Citizens!

Kicking off my favorite month of the year (it’s my birthday month) is a Ghanaian Brit by way of the Netherlands, Kojo North. A proud Ghanaian, Kojo has built a successful career consulting software companies while dividing his time between London, Amsterdam, and Kumasi. With a keen interest in supporting Ghanaian software startups, he invests in and advises startups focused on driving digital transformation within the lodging and restaurant industries. Believing in technology's power to solve real-world challenges, Kojo employs this approach across the board with his projects. Kojo's ambitions stretch beyond the realm of software and in 2021, he embarked on a transformative project to redefine student accommodation in Ghana. His vision includes not just the Resurrection Student Hostel but a complete ecosystem with a restaurant and a remote-first office creating opportunities for graduates to work for European-based companies without leaving home.

A trained pianist, Kojo has a love for all arts, particularly painting. As his investment portfolio in Ghana expands, he plans to exhibit various African artworks in the Resurrection restaurant, creating an inspiring atmosphere for diners and workers.

Kojo shares his journey on his YouTube channel hoping to encourage other diasporans to join him in exploring their roots and contributing to their homeland's growth, making strides in the digital landscape, championing art, and share in his unique journey with the world.

Where to find Kojo?
On Instagram
On YouTube

Who’s Kojo watching?
Zora Opoku
Bob Pixel
Paa Joe

Other topics of interest:
About the Ashanti
About the Ewe
About Ijburg
About Osu, Accra
Shepherd’s Bush, London
Notting Hill Carnival
Accra Art Week
Remotely Works
What is a Tro tro?
Ghana National Service
KNUST - Tech