Our Journey Through 2013

Since our inception in 2013, we’ve been committed to addressing critical issues such as rural-urban migration, youth unemployment, and poverty reduction in Northern Ghana. Our conviction is that Entrepreneurship is the linchpin to sustainable solutions for these challenges, a belief that continues to drive our initiatives.

As a multifaceted ecosystem development organization, we focus on delivering hands-on, outcomes-based learning experiences that leverage cutting-edge technology. Our diverse range of programs encompasses not just entrepreneurship, but also digital communication, information technology, video production, and specialized business consulting.

As a socially responsible enterprise, we channel profits generated from our consultancy services and collaborative ventures back into community development. We provide a nurturing environment for young people to discover their potential, cultivate innovative ideas, and participate in the flourishing startup ecosystem. This circular approach enables us to make significant strides toward sustainable development.

In addition to our primary activities, we are pioneers in educational reform, actively working towards integrating entrepreneurship into the core curriculum of basic schools in Ghana. Through our multifaceted initiatives, we’re shaping not just businesses, but also the future leaders of sustainable development.

Staff, Volunteers and Consultants
Startups Graduated From Our Incubator
years of impact

Meet Our Executive Board

Our Executive Board is an ensemble of visionaries and industry leaders, dedicated to guiding HOPin Academy’s overarching strategy and governance. They are the decision-making linchpin, ensuring that the organization remains aligned with its mission, values, and long-term goals. Through their expertise, they supervise the Management Team and advise on critical aspects like financial stewardship, policy formulation, and strategic partnerships. Their collective wisdom and varied experience in entrepreneurship, technology, and social development inject a multifaceted perspective into our operations

Yaw Adu-Gyamfi

Board Chair

Yaw Adu-Gyamfi is an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem enabler with nearly 15 years of International, continental and Ghana experience utilizing the triple helix approach in facilitating engagement with academia, government and the private sector towards development, alternative intellectual policy making, learning and competence building in an African context. Yaw leverages design thinking and asset-based development to empower community-based entrepreneurs and innovators having co-founded the Centre for Social Innovations.

Ruka Yaro DeLiman

Board Member

Dedicated to the empowerment and leadership development of young women, Ruka Yaro DeLiman is a seasoned development practitioner with a remarkable twelve-year track record in community mobilization, program/project design and implementation, enterprise development, youth mentorship, and leadership cultivation.
As an accomplished agribusiness entrepreneur specializing in enterprise and rural development, Ruka Yaro De-Liman proudly holds a Master of Science in Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation from the prestigious Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Kofi Yeboah

Board Member

Kofi has a Masters degree in Communications and Technology from the University of Alberta, Canada. Kofi also consults for reputable international organizations, startups and social enterprises implementing social innovative projects focused on solving youth unemployment in sub-Saharan Africa. His articles and thoughtful comments have appeared in major international media outlets including The Guardian, Aljazeera, Coda Story and Global Voices Online.

Thecla Wricketts

Board Member

ThanThecla is a commercially astute legal practitioner with almost a decade experience in corporate commercial law, risk assessment, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, employment, immigration, finance, investment, trade and tax law practice. She has had the privilege of working as an Associate at Bentsi – Enchill, Letsa and Ankomah and as the Africa Legal Specialist and a member of the Africa Legal Department for GB Foods. In addition to her legal training, Thecla has procured her Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Ghana and currently a level 4 candidate of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, UK.


Ibrahim Tanko Amidu

Board Member

Ibrahim-Tanko has been involved in development management, civil society strengthening and social development for nearly 20 years. He has extensive experiences in strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning, institutional and capacity strengthening at all levels of governance, policy influencing, people management and funds management. He has led in the development and implementation of social development and governance programmes and projects at all levels of governance, ranging from the Ghanaian-Danish Communities Programme (Programme Coordinator) focusing on integrated rural development to the $36m multi-donor pooled fund programme, STAR-Ghana (Team Leader and Programme Manager).

Kweku Asare

Board Member

Kwaku Asare is the General Manager for Radach Lodge & Conference Centre (A hotel based in Tamale, Northern Region), Deputy-Director for Markaz Al Bishara (A NGO based in Tamale, Northern Region) and Co-Director for Vasco Construction Ltd (A Construction firm based in Tamale, Northern Region). Kwaku has a Bsc. in Development Planning and a Msc. in Development Management.
“Room for Improvement is the largest room in the world” That’s a quote Kwaku lives by. The world we live in currently is very dynamic and Kwaku believes there is a need for us as humans to always improve ourselves in life in order not to get left behind in this fast-changing world we live in.


MacCarthy MacGbathy

Board Member

As the visionary founder of HOPin Academy, He has catalyzed the entrepreneurial landscape in Northern Ghana. Under his leadership, HOPin has become a top-10 hub, empowering startups since 2013 and creating opportunities for hundreds of youths. He also wears the hat of Communications Director for the Ghana Hubs Network, extending his impact across the nation. His commitment transcends borders as he engages in international dialogues on entrepreneurship and technology, advising even the Ghanaian government on policy. 

Meet Our Amazing Team

Muniratu Abdullai

Startup Officer

Kwame A. Otoo

Finance Manager

Hannah A. Anuekatoah

Project Officer (Plan b club)

Seini Saeedatu Masahudu

Monitoring and Learning Officer

MacCarthy MacGbathy

Co Founder and Executive Director

Augustina Abariche

Administrative Officer

Sherifatu Zakaria

Project Coordinator (Grow Northern Ghana)

Abdul Halik Abdul Karim

Project Coordinator (Plan B Club)

Abdul F. Mohammed Yahaya

Finance Officer

Abudu Braimah M. Khadija

Project Officer - Plan B

Issifu A. Malik Deric

Facility Manager

Diana Bayor

Junior Finance Officer

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