CEO of a local business, Christopher Panford has made it to the top 10 finalists in Google’s Africa Connected competition.
His business, Technol Firms, is one of the only 2 contenders in the Small Business category.
Panford runs a transport company that enables drivers in Ghana to gain access to loans so they can buy cars for which they use to earn a living.
He uses Google Maps in his vehicle tracking devices to constantly track the location of vehicles under bank loans, this gives the banks assurance that cars and loans are always protected.
The Google's Africa competition was launched in August last year, calling entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and web-lovers to share stories of how the web has transformed their lives and work.
The 10 finalists were selected by a panel of judges from over 2,200 entries from 35 countries.
Five successful winners from among the finalists will now be selected by the online voting public. The winners will bag $25,000 each, and will also have the opportunity to work with a Google sponsor over a six-month period to further their online business success.
Vote here : http://www.africaconnected.com/be-inspired/109711638849435712524-sme-en/
The competition categories included Education; Entertainment/Arts/Sports; Technology; Community and NGOs; and Small Businesses.