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Michael Vinyo Addae

Michael Vinyo Addae

Lead Consultant at Vinmak Consult
Tamale, Ghana

Mentorship Connection

This connection is free for Idea/concept and startup venture stages.

Regular 1-on-1 calls per agreement with mentor

Unlimited chat, email, or text within boundaries.


I am a Certified Professional Life/Business Coach and Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumnus, 2017. I have over 15 years of work experience in start-up businesses and the development sector (NGO). I have strong experience in project administration, accounting business, development, business coaching and mentoring, and public speaking. I am the current branch Manager for Asaase Radio in Tamale, I used to be a Co-host of an award-winning Entrepreneurship Radio Programme – Business 123 in Tamale, and past Board Chairman of Salaga Community Credit Union. Before forming Vinmak Consult and Vinmak Farms Ltd, I was the Finance and Administrative Manager of SEND-Ghana, Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES Ghana), SEND–Sierra Leone, SEND-Liberia and Burro Brand Ghana Limited. I am a Managing Partner of Legacy Crop Improvement Centre (LCIC) and Memories 360 Tours. Since 2007 I have Coached, Mentored, and Trained several entrepreneurs and business leaders/owners. Below is a list of selected mentoring programs.
*Coached and mentored young entrepreneurs in the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program in 2021, Coached and mentored women agripreneurs in the Ignite Program in 2021, Trained and coached young entrepreneurs in the Young Africa Works funded by Mastercard Foundation from 2020 to 2022, * Trained and Coached businesses in using digital tools as a means of recovery from COVID-19 from 2021 to 2022 under MSME COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery Program (MCRRP)

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Geographic focus

Mentorship motivation

  • I am looking for new investments
  • I like to learn about industries and new businesses
  • I want to give back to the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurs coming up
  • I want to make new connections for myself and/or the organization I represent
  • I want to scout for new opportunities in engaging as an advisor or for a board seat

I find mentoring fulfilling because it allows me to help others grow and learn. It’s rewarding to see someone develop new skills or overcome challenges with guidance and support. Plus, I learn from the experiences and perspectives of those I mentor, which helps me improve as well. Overall, mentoring creates a positive cycle of growth and learning for both parties involved. The ecosystem needs more coaches and mentors to develop.