Foster Awintiti Akugri
Hackathon Specialist | Business Incubation | Digital Transformation |New Markets Expansion Specialist Africa
Foster Awintiti Akugri is the Founder & President of the Hacklab Foundation. He is currently the Incubator Manager for the Stanbic Bank Incubator Ghana (SBIncubator Ghana), an initiative of Stanbic
Bank Ghana Limited, a member of the Standard Bank Group where he also serves as a Business Analyst on the Digital Transformation team. He was the youngest participant at the World Economic
Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland in 2018. He also serves as a member of the Malaika Coalition, a committee mandated by the Africa Regional Strategy Group of the World Economic Forum
to work on the Africa 4.0 Initiative. He was listed among 30 under 30 Future of Ghana Pioneers Class of 2019.
His keen interest in the digital transformation on Africa led him to currently pursuing an MBA in Business Process Management and certification in Six Sigma Black Belt. He graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with a degree in Computer Science. He has over 7 years experience in entrepreneurship and business development. He has worked with tech startups for the last 4 years, helping them develop MVPs and Product-Market fit strategies.
He is a passionate advocate who believes in harnessing STEM to advance development in Africa by ensuring greater participation by young people. His team emerged First Runner-up in the Stanbic Money App Challenge in 2016 with financial management and literacy App, ‘Sikapong’ meaning ‘Money School’. They later went on to win the Tertiary Category for the MTN Apps Challenge in 2016 with
TeleKare, telemedicine AI based mobile and web application for primary and advisory healthcare services.
He is a public speaker focusing on leadership, technology, entrepreneurship, smart industries, ecosystem development, digital transformation, education, youth engagement models and
Concept of the African Dream. He has been on platforms such as TEDxKNUST, National Volunteers Forum, International Mentorship & Volunteerism Summit.
January 2019 – Present
Playmud Consult is a growing management consulting firm established in Ghana with a global focus. Our primary objective is to understand, assess and help business through their challenges to achieve sustainable growth and increase revenue, leading the digital transformation journey. We do this by
helping businesses leverage emerging technologies and strategies to improve their products, services and most of all, customer experience We believe Africa will become the powerhouse of the global economy, however we can only achieve this faster if we catapult through the digital and
industrial revolution. Playmud Consult operates on the principles dynamism, local focus and global reach hence we morph to help grow generational African businesses. Lead your industry with insights, research through our service & Products bouquet to increase your business revenue, develop employee capacity and deliver an exceptional experience to your customers.
September 2015 – Present
Stanbic Bank Ghana
Incubator Manager (SBIncubator Ghana)
September 2018 – Present
– Plans, coordinates, organizes, and spearheads efforts to recruit and locate office, technology, and industrial users; ensures appropriate equipment and materials are available for the successful
operations related to these efforts
– Coordinates day-to-day operations related to the incubator and industrial
– Ensures project compliance with applicable internal and external
– Coordinates the development, evaluation and implementation of program
goals, objectives, and activities related to the incubator, technology, and industrial business growth
– Serves as a liaison to university, college, and other third-party resources
– Prepares proposals to clients and responds to inquiries/requests
– Assists in developing and monitoring program budget; Works on programs which support the development strategy for entrepreneurial growth
– Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports related to assigned programs, including financial reports that summarize and/or outline incoming and outgoing funds.
– Conducts research to identify emerging needs, trends, and services related
to recruitment and location of incubator clients and affiliate members or other assigned areas of Responsibility
– Designs and implements marketing materials to ensure public exposure to program offerings
August 2018 – Present
Ministry of Sanitation & Water Resources
Lead Consultant (Sanitation Hackathon)
November 2018 – December 2018 (2 months)
Kumasi Hub Shapers
July 2017 – June 2018 (1 year)
Overseer of the Hub and correspondent to the Global Shapers Community HQ,
and World Economic Forum Stanbic Bank Ghana
Project Consultant (SBIncubator Ghana)
January 2017 – June 2017 (6 months)
– Developed Business Case for the SBIncubator Ghana
– Strategic Partnership Development
– Co-Designing Curriculum
– Ecosystem Mapping & Integration
Internships Ghana Ltd
Co Founder, CEO
February 2015 – April 2017 (2 years 3 months)
1. General Overseer
2. Business Strategist
3. Recruitment and employment of new staff
4. Project Management
Interior Design Consultant
August 2015 – January 2017 (1 year 6 months)
KNUST SRC Parliamentary Council
Clerk of Parliament
August 2015 – May 2016 (10 months)
KNUST Students Representative Council
August 2014 – May 2015 (10 months)
Responsible for designing and coordinating all Programs organized by the
Students Representatives Council.
Liaise with other committees of the Students Representative Council in the
execution of their projects.
Oversight responsibility for all student related programs on the University
Designed a framework to standardize all events organized by students or
external parties for the benefit of students.
May 2014 – August 2014 (4 months)
Neiltin Institute of Technology
2014 – 2014 (1 year)
Microsoft Certified Professional, Computer Security.
International Six Sigma Institute
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSB) · (2018 – 2019)
National Institute of Business Management – India
Master of Business Administration – MBA, Business Process Management
· (2018 – 2019)
Kwame Nkrumah’ University of Science and Technology, Kumasi
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Computer Science · (2013 – 2017)