hapaSpace (Hapa Foundation) was founded in December 2015 as part of the response to assist young adults in the city of Kumasi to build start-ups, develop skills in STEM (Science, technology, engineering and Math) and offer a co-working space. While the overall goal of hapaSpace is to support entrepreneurs in Kumasi, the greater focus is on start-ups that are largely enabled by technology. hapaSpace supports the entire journey from idea generation to pre-seed funding. The hub engages in three main activities to do this:
- Capacity and skills development through workshops, specialised training, meetups, mentorship incubation and acceleration programmes.
- Non-Cash support such as office space, internet access, provision of volunteers, events and networking opportunities.
- Funding opportunities mainly through collaboration with Venture capitals, Angel investors and prizes from Competitions.