Fellows Directory

Louis Dorval

VOTO Mobile

Louis co-founded VOTO Mobile in 2012. VOTO is a Ghana-based social enterprise that seeks to create a more effective conversation between decision-makers in Africa and the populations they are meant to serve. The firm has developed a cutting-edge software solution that allows organizations to engage with large populations.

Previously, Louis was the Managing Director of the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Fund and Incubator based in Accra, Ghana. In this role, he invested in early-stage software companies and managed a portfolio of 15 startups. Louis' focused on building the tech entrepreneurial ecosystem in Ghana and Africa, and relentlessly supported the entrepreneurs as they grew world-class companies that compete with the best of the best in Silicon Valley. Many of the MEST portfolio startups are cash-flow positive, have secured investments internationally, and have already earned global recognition.

As an individual, Louis invests in and advises Africa-based social entreprises. He also supports Rent-to-Own, an equipment distribution and financining organization targeting small-holder farmers.

Education, Personal, and Fellowship

Louis is a graduate in mechanical engineering from McGill University in Canada where he was awarded the Gretta Chambers award for top university leader. He also earned an MBA degree from Oxford University as a member of the Dean's list and was on a full scholarship from the Skoll Center from Social Entrepreneurship.

Louis serves on the board of Engineers Without Borders Canada, where he volunteered and worked for nine years.

As a member of Class 18, Louis is served his fellowship at the MEST Incubator under the mentorship of Jorn Lyssegen, Founder and CEO of Meltwater, and Arjuna Costa, Investment Partner at Omydiar Networks