Josiah Kwesi Eyison is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of the iSpace Foundation and Chairman of the Ghana Hubs Network. He focuses on ecosystem development at multiple levels through his work with individuals, startups, and networks to build their strategy, soft, and technical skills.
In his work, Josiah has gained a reputation for supporting innovation hubs and entrepreneurs with training, mentorship, funding, and coaching. Josiah hosted the first AfriLabs Annual Gathering of hubs from across Africa in 2016 and used the platform to ensure the participation of 13 hubs from Ghana; he was also the project lead for the event’s content creation. In 2018, Josiah led iSpace Foundation on an ecosystem strengthening tour as part of the Unlocking Women and Technology (partner Comic Relief, Indigo Trust, MobileWeb Ghana) which allow the team to engage 120 entrepreneurs and give more than 10 hubs a greater ability to support entrepreneurs with considerations for DEI to increase participation of women and people from vulnerable communities. Josiah’s training and mentorship also gave more than 15 individuals the ability to establish hubs across Ghana.
In his role as CEO of iSpace Foundation, Josiah provides mentoring and coaching services to entrepreneurs in business development-focused topics including strategy, pitching, content creation, and fundraising. He has been able to help entrepreneurs raise more than USD 320,000 (self-reported from entrepreneurs). In addition to his work helping the development of the Ghana Startup Act and Social Enterprise Act, Josiah led the development of a Gender, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Charter that provides a guideline and resources for organizations to operate with more equitable and inclusive practices.