CEO/Cofounder, Silicon Accra
David Osei is an award winning and globally-recognised entrepreneur who has founded multiple businesses and has been featured by CNN, Forbes and other leading media outlets.
David is the CEO/Cofounder of Silicon Accra an innovation district with a mission to create an ecosystem that will empower visionary entrepreneurs to work with governments, academia and industry in developing technologies that will improve, and transform the way we live and work in Africa.
David was the CEO and Co-founder of Dropifi Limited, Africa’s first technology startup to be accepted into Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups Accelerator Program.
In 2012, Kauffman Foundation’s Startup Open competition named Dropifi the world’s best startup for the year, beating startups from over 120 countries. David was named one of 2014’s 40 under 40 by the New York based publication, The Network Journal, and was one of the businessmen invited to the 1st US – Africa Business Forum by Bloomberg in Washington D.C..
David has been a guest speaker at Harvard University and Stanford University, where he speaks on venture financing for Africa and accelerating African startups. David has a degree in Mathematics from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and has consulted for the Government of Ghana, KNUST, and for numerous multinational corporations.