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Ghana Tech Company Takes Top Spot in International 2012 Startup Open

A tech company from Ghana has taken top spot in the 2012 Startup Open, besting 49 other competitors from around the world, including Canada.

Dropifi has built a web messaging platform designed to replace the traditional “contact us” form with a smart widget that allows companies to better analyze and organize incoming messages. Users get more information about the people sending material, and a sense of whether the content is positive or negative. “This gives companies critical insight to respond more effectively to existing and potential customers,” according to a press release.

The Startup Open winner has been announced as a launching point for Global Entrepreneurship Week, a Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation initiative that features events and competitions in 130 countries.

Dropifi’s co-founder, David Osei, was awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to Rio de Janeiro to attend one of the world’s largest startup community gatherings, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, in March.

Source: The Globe and Mail


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