Treepz is proud to announce that Mr. Onyeka Akumah, the company’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder has been named a Techstars Global All-Star Mentor for 2023.

In a statement by the Corporate Mobility Startup, dedicated to making people’s daily commute better, Akumah’s achievement is particularly remarkable considering fewer than five All-Star Mentors from Africa within the entire 4,000+ Techstars Mentor Network globally. Over the past three years, he has actively provided mentorship for more than 60 startups and founders, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders.

Techstars, which is the largest pre-seed investor in the world as of 2023 according to PitchBook, is a renowned global platform for investment and innovation and selects only a handful of outstanding mentors each year from its extensive network of entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders. These individuals are chosen for their exceptional expertise, leadership, and commitment to supporting the next generation of startup founders.

Commenting on his recognition, Akumah expressed his gratitude and excitement, stating, “I am deeply honoured to be named a Techstars Global All-Star Mentor for 2023. I am committed to leveraging this platform to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs and foster innovation that drives positive change across Africa and beyond.”

Akumah’s appointment as a Techstars Global All-Star Mentor is a testament to his notable achievements and contributions to the startup ecosystem. As the CEO and Co-founder of Treepz, Onyeka Akumah has demonstrated a profound dedication to driving innovation and empowering mobility solutions that improve daily commutes for individuals and businesses across the African continent with close to 5 million customers served.

Through his mentorship, Akumah has shared his invaluable insights and experiences, guiding startups to overcome challenges, scale their businesses, and create meaningful impact. His passion for empowering entrepreneurs aligns with Techstars’ mission to support and invest in the world’s most promising startups.

In a statement regarding Akumah’s contributions, Sarah Wadud, Senior Manager, TechStars Global Mentor Program remarked, “Onyeka Akumah’s esteemed recognition is not merely a title but a testament to his exceptional dedication, expertise, and the profound impact he has made within our community. Being chosen for the All-Star Mentor program signifies him standing among the top 1% of our mentor population, highlighting his unparalleled contributions and the significant difference he makes in the lives of those he guides.”

As a TechStars Global All-Star Mentor, Akumah will play a pivotal role in guiding and mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs from around the world. Drawing on his extensive experience and expertise over the last 18 years of his career, he will provide invaluable insights, strategic guidance, and mentorship to help startups navigate the complexities of building and scaling successful businesses.

Treepz extends its heartfelt congratulations to Onyeka Akumah on this prestigious recognition and applauds his ongoing efforts to make a meaningful impact in the startup community and beyond.



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