Free Your Mind
About This Show
‘Free Your Mind’ is a popular Ghanaian colloquialism which means to let loose; to tell it exactly as it is. And that is exactly what the FYM crew aims to during their weekly podcast. Everything is fair game and there is no holding back!
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 15 | Business Men in Makola
Hosts : Donald, Vee, Benji
Guest : Andrew Osei Bimpong, co-founder of Workshed Africa
Andrew introduces himself to the listeners (0:20) and the Crew begin the discussion on some of the challenges in entrepreneurship (2:25). Is it encouraging to go into entrepreneurship as a young Ghanaian or is it all hype (3:00)? Donald is skeptical about how much support there is for young entrepreneurs in Ghana (3:40).
Andrew talks about the need for startups or entrepreneurs to formalise networks (4:35) and also shares his thoughts on the challenges and growth of tech startups (5:30). Vee's observations regarding how Ghanaians utilise tech in their day to day activities (10:30) is quite interesting. Now for a loaded question, what role is our society playing in encouraging young people to go into entrepreneurship (12:25)? Donald and Andrew discuss Ghanaian parents and the role education plays in entrepreneurship (14:10) and the rest of the panel weigh in on if the'entrepreneurship route is for everyone (17:20).
Benji and Andrew talk about research, the lack of data and the difficulties that results in (20:00). Andrew talks about healthy competition and pricing (24:25) and it's importance to his business. Hilarity ensues in the Ghana Man Time (GMT) segment (26:00) and the show wraps up with Andrew taking the FYM crew on a trip down memory lane (30:05).
Song Credit : Special thanks to Worlasi for use of his song, Cartoon. Find more of his work here
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