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Ghanaian Tech Startup Garners Grand Prize in Global Startup Open Competition

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 12, 2012

Dropifis web messaging platform that seeks to supersede the traditional contact us form has earned the Ghanaian tech startup the grand prize of 2012 Startup Open, a competition for startups with high-growth potential featured as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2012. Dropifi was selected today out of 50 companies announced last month as the GEW 50, the best and brightest new startups around the globe.

Each year, thousands of new startups come to life through their experiences in Global Entrepreneurship Week which officially starts today in 130 countries, said Jonathan Ortmans, president of Global Entrepreneurship Week. By winning the Startup Open, Dropifi is at the top of that list and has a very promising future.

Dropifi traces its beginnings back to a Startup Weekend event in Accra, Ghana during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2011. It replaces contact us buttons with a smart widget that allows companies to better analyze and organize incoming messages. The widget allows companies to learn more about the people sending the message and whether the messages content trends positive or negative. This gives companies critical insight to respond more effectively to existing and potential customers.

As the grand prize winners, Dropifis co-founder, David Osei, receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Rio de Janeiro to serve as an official delegate to one of the worlds largest startup community gatherings, the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in March 2013. In addition to the trip, Dropifi will be featured in a Kauffman Foundation animated sketchbook video.

Also announced today were four winners of the mentorship experience prize. Each of these winners will receive one year of mentoring from successful entrepreneurs, including Redbox founding member Michael DeLazzer, courtesy of the Entrepreneurs' Organization. They are:

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