SNA IP Academy empowers young entrepreneurs in Africa
• Participants in the Ghana seminar
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SNA IP Academy empowers young entrepreneurs in Africa

SNA IP Academy, a premier online learning platform specialising in intellectual property (IP) education, has held its maiden hybrid seminar targeting young entrepreneurs, creatives, and startups across Ghana, Nigeria and The Gambia.

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The event, which marked the official launch of the academy, was aimed at equipping the next generation of innovators with essential IP knowledge to protect their intellectual property, leverage it for commercial success, and understand the support available when their IP rights are infringed.

The hybrid seminar featured in-person sessions in each country, with participants connected through the power of technology for shared learning and knowledge exchange.

This format showcased the global vision of SNA IP Academy to democratise IP education and foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship across Africa.

Through comprehensive courses and expert-led training, the Academy addresses the dynamic needs of today’s business landscape, empowering participants with practical, accessible and engaging education.

Speaking about the vision of the academy at the Ghana seminar, the Managing Attorney of SN ANKU IP Firm, Sarah Norkor Anku, said “at SNA IP Academy, we believe that robust intellectual property knowledge is the cornerstone of sustainable business growth and innovation.

She said this hybrid seminar was a testament to its commitment to demystify IP for young African entrepreneurs, creatives and innovators, providing them with the tools they need to protect their creations, gain a competitive edge, and drive commercial success.

“Our academy is designed to inspire innovation, empower entrepreneurs, and contribute to the economic development of Africa which is home to the fastest growing ecosystem of entrepreneurs and innovators across various sectors.”

Creative arts

A special session during the event was given to the creative arts sector, addressing the unique challenges and opportunities faced by artists, designers, musicians, and other creatives.

The seminar provided tailored insights on how creatives could safeguard their work, from copyrights to trademarks, and effectively monetise their artistic creations.

Participants expressed enthusiasm about the value they gained from the seminar.

Emmanuel Okoro, an entrepreneur and participant from the Nigerian cohort, said attending the hybrid seminar was incredibly enlightening. “I learnt so much about the importance of protecting my intellectual property and how to leverage it to grow my business. 

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