Young Inventor and globally acclaimed prodigy, Kelvin Doe is set to debut his Innovation Catalyst Tour in Ghana this February. He is set to arrive in the capital city of Ghana on the 13th of February, and will embark on a 14 Day Tour where he will speak at 10 Universities, visit some of the top Tech Start-Ups in the Country and pay a courtesy call on a number of highly-profiled individuals including the President of Ghana and Minister of Education amongst others.
According to the Director of Global Operations for the Kelvin Doe Foundation and Tour Manager, Kwame A.A Opoku “The essence of The Innovation Catalyst Project is the aggregation of content (information, knowledge, intelligence, insights, resources) in a multi-tiered platform where participants can deduce insights that help them:
• Find new solutions to old and emerging problems.
• Position themselves for relevant opportunities in their organisations, communities, nations, and the continent and across the globe through empowering ideas and innovations.
Kelvin is extremely passionate about Changing Africa’s Narrative and inspiring a global conversation on Innovation especially in the S.T.E.M related fields and that is what will embody the message of this tour” he added.
In Ghana, he will be joined by Trudy Arnold, CEO of Studio 7 and MD, Global Operations for Young CEOs Africa as the official Tour host.
Kelvin Doe invented batteries, an FM transmitter, a sound amplifier, a three-channel mixer and a mic receiver by using garbage. He started to build his own radio station at 11 years old. The Dwozark resident “focuses’ his passion on engineering. By using discarded metal, cargo boxes and cables, he broadcast news, his favorite dance hall tunes and even took up DJing.
Nowadays, 20-year-old Ambassador Doe runs his own company, KDoe-Tech Inc. He also founded The Kelvin Doe Foundation. He constantly works on new inventions and shares them on his Twitter account. The latest gadgets include an emergency shoe charger and something to help people trace lost mobile phones.
His family initially scolded him for collecting garbage. However, Doe never gave up and focused on his engineering talents. He created batteries to power lights in area homes, and he fixed all of his friends’ electrical devices.
Doe attended MIT’s Visiting Practitioner’s Program, as the youngest person to ever participate. His accomplishments and amazing experience were documented and went viral. He inspired billions of people and his videos even got watched more than United States President Barack Obama’s election speech, he says.
Afterward, Kelvin spoke on TEDxTeen in 2012 and told his story to undergraduate engineering students at Harvard College.
Now he is the CEO of his own company. This one kid that made a big difference for a small town in Sierra Leone.
He has since been featured on CNN, NBC News, Forbes 30 Under 30 and The Huffington Post.
The Innovation Catalyst Tour is a Kelvin Doe Foundation Project and is billed to be a Global Tour starting with 6 African Countries; Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Kenya, South Africa and Sierra Leone. The Ghana Tour is in partnership with Idea Factory Africa and Young CEOs Africa.