The Dutch Embassy is the initiator of the GBT programs and uses their networks and facilities to actively support our programs.
Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland) encourages entrepreneurs in sustainable, agrarian, innovative and international business.
Truvalu.startups, formerly iMPACT Booster, helps businesses enter emerging economies to counter the shortage in our global food production.
The Ghana Netherlands Business and Culture Council ( GNBCC) is a collaboration of the Netherlands African Business Council and the former Ghana Netherlands Chamber of Commerce and Culture.
MBC Africa provides an enabling environment for agribusinesses in Africa by integrating the business services they need to grow onto one single platform.
The Sankofa Foundation is an initiative of the Ghanaian community in the Netherlands. Sankofa comes from the working group Akwaaba The Hague.
The Lundin Foundation is a non-profit organization registered under the law of Canada. It is supported through contributions from the Lundin Group Companies, Global Affairs Canada and private donors.
EMSA assists companies to develop and use the potential of the private sector in Africa in providing tailor-made advice with regard to strategy and business development.
Promoting and fostering young entrepreneurship is key to Ghana’s future. Growing Business Together (GBT) is a startup acceleration program to achieve just that. With the support of the Netherlands. We organize a business academy for young entrepreneurs in Ghana, and a startup boot camp in the Netherlands. Read more
Improve entrepreneurial skills of 15 entrepreneurs in the Netherlands
Improve and enhance interaction between 30 entrepreneurs in Ghana
Fourteen Dutch-Ghanaian entrepreneurs keen to start their businesses in Ghana competed on Friday 23rd of March 2018 in The Hague to win a 10-day validation trip to Africa’s fastest-growing economy. After an intensive 5-week training, only five of them could win a return ticket to Ghana. Curious how the entrepreneurs impressed the jury? Watch the[…]
Fourteen Dutch-Ghanaian entrepreneurs keen to start their businesses in Ghana competed last week in The Hague to win a 10-day validation trip to Africa’s fastest-growing economy. Ghana’s economy is booming and so is its middle class. As the country is projected to take the lead as Africa’s fastest-growing economy in 2018, it has become a[…]
Fifteen participating entrepreneurs prepare to pitch at the GBT Pitch event on Friday the 23rd of March from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) at Pr. Beatrixlaan 2 in The Hague. The 5-week GBT Business Booster, which started on 23 February is set up to accelerate 15 Dutch-Ghanaian entrepreneurs in[…]
Fourteen selected Ghanaian-Dutch entrepreneurs who are keen to start a business in Ghana met up for the first business booster on Friday 23 February in Amsterdam. How to impact the Ghanaian economy with a start-up? And how to build a solid business case and pitch it to a potential funder? That was the focus of[…]
The selected entrepreneurs of the Growing Business Together Business Booster met up for mentor matchmaking, an interactive networking session held on Monday the 5th of February in attendance of the Netherlands Dutch ambassador to Ghana Ron Strikker at the New World Campus in The Hague. Thirteen businesses that have been selected for accelerator ‘Growing Businesses[…]
About eight businesses from the just ended GBT program in Ghana were in attendance to meet with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, whom among other duties, was interested to meet with young Ghanaian entrepreneurs who have benefited from startup accelerator programs. The businesses (Groital, Eno Yaa Farms, Kente Master, Charis Gold, Coliba,[…]
Have a look at how Joshua Ayinbora, GBT pitch competition winner and Ivy Barley, GBT Alumni share how GBT has helped develop their skills, knowledge and entrepreneurship in a video interview by the Netherland’s Embassy in Ghana about private sector development. Entrepreneurs in Focus gives an overview of the different initiatives geared towards private[…]
Almost two hundred people attended the GBT Startup Conference in Ghana, organized to promote the startup ecosystem in Ghana and give a selection of our GBT entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business for investors. Joshua Ayinbora, founder of Groital Company Limited, a pineapple grower, won the closely contested pitch competition between eleven startups. The[…]
The entrepreneurs of the GBT Academy met up at the Netherlands’ Embassy in Accra on the 8th of September to prepare for pitch time in the wake of the upcoming Start-up Investors Conference. The session was led by Nelson Amo of Innohub. The 14 attending entrepreneurs were introduced to Jan Anne van der Veer, the[…]
The Growing Business Together Academy met up for monthly networking on the 4th of August at the MBC Office in Accra to learn on Marketing & Branding and Understanding the Tax Regime of Ghana. The first half of the session was built to help the 13 attending entrepreneurs appreciate the importance of personal and product[…]