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2 young Ghanaians make it to Forbes 30 under 30 startup hub in Boston

Two Ghanaians in the United States of America have made it to the 2018 Forbes Under 30 Summit to exhibit their startup.

The Forbes Under 30 Summit is an annual event that brings together different groups of young entrepreneurs, CEOs, founders, leaders, mentors, investors and many more from around the world.

The summit serves as the definitive place to learn, network, collaborate, recruit and exchange ideas of the future.

The two Ghanaians namely; Blank Oppong Studyman, and William Ntim Aburam, both 28 years old were part of the young entrepreneurs selected for this year’s Under 30 Summit after a rigorous process to showcase their app called Pledgr at the startup hub.

Pledgr is an app that compels users to create and achieve their goals using friends as accountability partners.

Pledgr combines the powerful psychological influence of social media with a bit of AI technology to create a platform where users are encouraged by their circle of influence to get things done. It advocates the need for everyone to set goals and actually do them.

When you make a post (set a goal) on pledgr, you cannot delete it and also set a date and time to it done. When you achieve your goal, you upload a picture or video as proof that you actually did it.

You then receive an achievement badge on your post and hence you can have a catalogue of all your achievements on your profile. We have exciting features such as using AI to pull in offers from relevant ads towards your goal. Say you set a goal to go to have dinner at a restaurant, you get offers, coupons and discounts from the restaurants around you.

Also, one could dare a friend to do something they have been procrastinating for the longest time and add an incentive to it.

We intend to create a culture of positive peer pressure for users to go out and get things done) instead of just writing outer to do lists in some notebooks or on our notepads and never doing them.

The app is currently available on the app store for download and version 3 comes out by December 2018.


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