About Isaac Sesi – The Person and The Website

Hey there, here’s everything you want to know about me, about this website and more.

It’s a long tale of my story, how I got here, why I started this website and what this website is about. I hope it inspires you to not give up on your dreams, to press on and to get to where you want to go. Enjoy!

– Isaac

 

Isaac Sesi

My name is Isaac Sesi. I am an entrepreneur, front end developer and an embedded systems engineer. I founded Invent Electronics and co-founded Wires & Bytes and Nsesa Foundation, while in school.

On this site, I share several practical insights and resources in entrepreneurship, personal development and productivity which I have learnt through several years of experience to help you build your dream business and become more productive.

My goal is to share meaningful, insightful content worth reading and sharing with others: content which will improve your life and my hope is that after reading anything on my blog, you’ll leave more enlightened than you came. So thanks for reading!

If you’d like to know more about me, here’s my story below.

My story, my journey and how I got here…

I grew up in Accra like a regular Ghanaian kid. Everything was fine till I was 11. My dad lost his job and we had to move from Accra to Kasoa in the Central region. Things were very tough and I often had to go to school on an empty stomach.

My family had a phone at the time so during weekends, while my friends were in school, I went round asking neighbours if they’d make phone calls for a fee.

Sometimes business was great. Sometimes it wasn’t, but the joy of being paid for a service rendered was wonderful and that was when entrepreneurship really got into me.

I noticed that the kids in my neighbourhood liked groundnut cakes so I asked my mum to teach me how to make them. During the week, I saved my pocket money and on Saturdays, bought groundnut and sugar and made groundnut cakes for sale.

It turned out to be a very profitable venture and I shared part of the proceeds with my family and used the rest to buy books and other necessities for school.

In high school, (Mfantsipim School) things got tough again and I became a real hustler; doing whatever I could to make ends meet.

I studied technical drawing as one of my elective subjects. We used to draw on A3 sheets so I realized I could sell A3 sheets to all technical drawing students in the school and make a lot of money, so I did just that!

I sold about 300 sheets weekly for 2 years and made enough profit to feed myself and take care of other school necessities. I was 16 years at the time.

My first real ‘company’, which we called Macrovisions started back in high school. My friend, Nehemiah, saw this ad in a newspaper where we could get flash drives and external hard disks to buy for very cheap. So we decided to buy and resell them to our mates in school. Flash drives and external hard drives were in high demand among students at the time.

We printed flyers and posters and asked our friends to order their flash drives and external hard drives through us. We made a whole big deal out of it!

After getting a sizeable order (we made sure they paid for the orders first) I traveled from Cape Coast to Accra (against the school rules), bought the drives and came back to school to distribute. Sometimes the journeys took 8 hours or more and I often got back to school after midnight.

The profits we were making was so much that I didn’t mind traveling every week to Accra.

I was also science club vice president in 3rd year and the science club had a big TV so occasionally, my friends and I got a few science fiction movies and advertised film shows, sold movie tickets and made lots of money.

In 2012 I got into Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to study Electrical/Electronic Engineering but I quickly got disinterested in school because school had almost been reduced to cramming course content and regurgitating them during exams….but i wanted more than that.

So I decided to give myself some real education outside classroom. I read voraciously, took a lot of online courses, learnt more electronics, web design and software development and read pretty much everything I saw online related to business. I applied all of what I have learned online to start my  first business and I haven’t looked back since!

Fast forward >>

All of these experiences groomed me to become what I am today.

In 2014, I set up and registered Invent Electronics Ltd, and in 2015 I co-founded Wires & Bytes with 3 other friends. In 2016 I co-founded my 3rd company, 2EB Media with 3  other friends.

Over the past 3 years, my startups have won a number of big awards for our work. Pasco, our flagship product at Wires & Bytes, won the Gold Prize in the Education Freelance category of  the MTN Apps Challenge 4.0. Wires & Bytes also won Best Pitch at Hacklab  in 2016. Invent Electronics was one of the 3 winners up during the KNUST Business Development Challenge competition in 2015. 2eweboys.com, one of 2EB Media’s brands, won the Best New Blog award during the Ghana Blogging and Social Media Awards in 2016.

I was named as one of the top 100 student entrepreneurs in Ghana by The African Network of Entrepreneurs and as a STEM Champion of the Week by Airtel Ghana. Recently, I have also been featured by Africans Building Africa and Threesixygh.

Other Stuff I’m doing

I am very passionate STEM and together with my friends, we run Nsesa Foundation, a non profit whose vision is to spur an “Innovation Revolution” in Ghana by equipping young people with skills in STEM and we run several projects every year aimed at achieving that vision

As an embedded systems engineer, I currently do research at the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Outside of work, I love playing the piano and taking pictures of nature and wildlife.

Going Forward…

Along the line, I have had many failures, which I haven’t shared in this post, but all in all it has been a thrilling journey so far. For me, this is just the beginning of greater things to come.

Going forward, I plan to spend more time growing my startups to become multi-million dollar companies, doing more research in the field of education and agriculture and working on our STEM projects at Nsesa Foundation.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I look forward to your comments. Feel free to send me a message and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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Best Regards,

Isaac Sesi