Kumasi Hive is an innovation hub which provides the platform rapid prototyping of ideas, supporting local Innovations & impact start-up and promoting entrepreneurship.
Based in Ghana, the Hive promotes sustainable industrialization by lowering the barriers to creating local small-scale manufacturing businesses for products needed in the community. This hub concept based on a Makerspace is scalable anywhere in the world and we are already starting to collaborate with organisations in Kenya, Myanmar, and Nepal.
The Hive hardware incubator incubate selected promising hardware startups, helping them move from idea stage through prototyping to product-for-market stage with both technical and business development support.
Also, the Hive Business accelerator program focus on non-hardware startups program, provides complete startup support services for early stage startups to help achieve growth, contributing to the sustainable socioeconomic growth of Africa.
Kumasi Hive is also connected to the grassroots and actively training, making resources available for our student community, Creativity Group. Creativity Group is an undergraduate student community of makers, innovators, entrepreneurs and social thought leaders, eager to use innovation and technology as a tool to solve critical challenges for social intervention and development of their communities.The Group currently has a membership of 300 students in its five(5) chapters in the five(5) major public universities and has channeled out a number of innovations including uServe, Smart Trash Bin, Hack Science Lab, RFID Door lock and locally-built drone, Dr. Quad etc
At Kumasi Hive, we are currently working, through a number of partnerships to help address this lack of digital and tech skills. We have a number of digital and tech academies such Internet of Things (IoT) Academy, Drone School, Hardware Garage, Chatbot Academy, The Blockchain School and AgricTech Academy (which will be announced very soon) being setup to help address such concerns.