Forbes 30 Under 30 – 2018

Our one and only founder and CEO, Shadrack Frimpong, has been named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 for social entrepreneurship! This award recognizes exceptional emerging leaders that are leveraging business smarts to save the world. He joins a community of leaders and change-makers from Kevin Systrom to LeBron James, Daniel Ek to Kate McKinnon. Read more about this honor on their website

Queen’s Young Leaders Award Winner – 2018

We are proud to announce that our founder, Shadrack Frimpong, has won the Queen’s Young Leaders award for Ghana! The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognizes and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Shadrack represented Cocoa360 at the awards ceremony at the Buckingham Palace in London.  Here is a short, one minute video capturing the moment.and you can read more about the award at their website


MassChallenge Boston Finalist – 2017

We are proud to announce that Cocoa360 was selected to participate in MassChallenge Boston’s 2017 accelerator program in Boston! We will join 128 of other businesses for four months of programming that includes access to MassChallenge’s global network, world-class mentoring from industry experts, tailored programming, free co-working space, and unrivaled access to corporate partners. 


CocaCola Young Achiever – 2017

Shadrack was chosen from over 2000 nominations nation-wide, as one of Ghana’s Top 60 Young Leaders, in commemoration of Ghana@60 celebrations.

Ghana’s Top 60 Young Leaders – 2017

The Ghana Legacy Honors is the celebration of the unique legacy of Ghana, embodied in the extraordinary achievements of people of Ghanaian descent around the globe. Our Founder Shadrack was honored with the Future Award this past March.


YACE Award – Face2Face Africa – 2016

The Young African Committed to Excellence award highlights achievements of those under the age of 30 making tremendous impact in their communities.

President’s Engagement Prize Winner : University of Pennsylvania – 2015

Shadrack was 1 of 5 students in his graduating class awarded the $150,000 President’s Engagement Prize. The prize was seed funding for the establishment of Tarkwa Breman Community Alliance, now Cocoa360.

Future of Ghana Award

Top 30 Under 30: Future of Ghana Publications – 2016

Shadrack was recognized as a Social Impact Pioneer by The Future of Ghana in its Top 30 Under 30 Publication on outstanding Ghanaian youth from around the world.

Huntington Public Service Award

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

This generous $15,000 fellowship award helped to solidify the work of Cocoa360 as a public service.