The GBT Business Booster Returns February 2018


The GBT Business Booster Returns February 2018

Dutch-Ghanaian entrepreneurs from the Netherlands with a viable business idea have the opportunity to partake in the returning Growing Business Together (GBT) Business booster, a 5-week accelerator program and pitch competition. Five winners win a 10-day validation trip to Ghana including local business coaching. The ultimate winner wins a return ticket to the GBT Investment Conference in Ghana.

Bridging the Gap

The returning program trains 15 entrepreneurs in what it takes to set up a business in Ghana, offers a network of potential investors and helps to develop their business idea to a business case through personal coaching. At the end of the program each entrepreneur pitches his or her business case to a panel of judges. The five best business cases receive further support to validate their business. They will go on a ten-day trip to Ghana to test their business concept in the home market with the help of a local business coach.

The business booster successfully trained fifteen Dutch-Ghanaian entrepreneurs in March 2017 to develop their business idea to a pitch-ready business case. The winner of the pitch competition, Nii-Nmai Dsane, took part in the GBT Start-up Investors Conference on 19 October in Ghana.

The GBT Business Booster is truly a fast-track program to train aspiring entrepreneurs in all the basic skills they need to have to kick off their business or to accelerate it to the next level. It covers the key building blocks to move an idea to a product/service that is ready to launch into the market. The interactive sessions include workshops on business and financial modelling, the lean startup, and marketing and sales. After one month, we organize a follow-up session for all the participants to share experiences and get advice on the hurdles they are facing.

What is in it for you?

  • 5-week booster training
  • Relevant networks
  • A dedicated mentor
  • Ability to pitch for investors
  • A 10-day validation trip including local business coaching for five winners
  • A return ticket to the GBT Investors Conference in October 2018 in Accra, Ghana for the best business idea

How to apply:

Are you a Ghanaian entrepreneur in the Netherlands? Do you have a business idea for Ghana? Find out more about our selection criteria and apply for our business Booster.

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