Executive Team

Kane Mani

Co-founder & Board Chair

Kane Mani is a Ghanaian technology entrepreneur with over 10 years’ experience in co-founding, running and building technology companies. Kane co-founded Origgin in 2010 and has served as it’s CEO since. Origgin is a technology company focused on creating technologies to manufacture, develop and sell electricity. Origgin’s mission is to make electricity available and accessible to everyone in Africa. Origgin’s goal is harness the power of the sun in Africa to develop clean electricity for the masses and solve Africa’s energy crisis. Kane also serves as the Co-founder and CEO of Gudu Studios, a video game company on a mission to democratize games across Africa. Gudu Studios was co-founded in 2019. Gudu’s goal is to build games people love and develop a thriving gaming economy in Africa. Since 2014, Kane has been involved in accelerating technology adoption and development across Ghana with A Day In Tech, a monthly technology development seminar.

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Kwabena Otchere

Co-founder & CEO

Kwabena Okyere is a serial entrepreneur and VC with a focus on disrupting industries and collaborating with like-minded people. He attended J Mac Robinson College of Business in Atlanta, Georgia with a major in finance. He is amongst the pioneers of the e-cigarette industry with his own brand Treasure Hookah distributed internationally. He is the founder of a supplies and services company to oil and gas, mining, shipping and government institutions called Treasure Island Logics Enterprises Limited. His interest in cyber security is adumbrated by the current rise in financial fraud in the continent and to redirect the African youth in solving problems in the financial space via tech. We are very excited about HOOT, and look forward to the contribution of reliable payment security and the inclusion of African men and women in Tech.

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