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Kwame Anku

Co-Founder, CEO, VoiceLots

Biography

Kwame Anku is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of VoiceLots, a Silicon Valley tech start-up empowering social entrepreneurs to form and leverage connections with global communities. Kwame is also the co-founder of the Black Angel Tech Fund, a startup tech fund for Black Stanford Students funded by Alumni.

For over 20 years, Kwame has also worked extensively in business development and media marketing blending entrepreneurship, social change and corporate engagement. Kwame served as Director of Strategic Development for #YesWeCode, where he developed corporate and media partnerships with NBC Universal, Comcast, Ford Motor Company Fund, ESSENCE Magazine, Alabama Power, The City of Oakland, The City of Detroit, The City of Birmingham, and Google.

Kwame has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs including MSNBC’s The Cycle, The Joy Reid Show and National Public Radio. Kwame has spoken extensively around the United States encouraging diverse audiences to think differently about social inclusion and technology.

His tireless work with youth tech inclusivity garnered an invitation to the White House to share ideas and best practices with leaders from around the United States.

He has been a featured speaker at The Ford Freedom Awards in Detroit, Men of Courage in Baltimore, The Essence Festival in New Orleans, the Association of Black Foundation Executives Conference in Napa Valley, and recently joined Silicon Valley legend Ken Coleman and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant as a featured speaker at the Tech JXN Conference in Jackson, MS.

Kwame serves on the Board of Directors for Operation iDream in Zambia, Southern Africa and Enza Academy in New York City and San Francisco and serves as a Senior Advisor to Volta Ghana Investment Co Ltd in Ghana. He is also an equity-stake holder and business development advisor to start-up tech companies My VTrack and Squad Genius.

Kwame is an honors graduate of Stanford University.