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.
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
Are you interested in boosting your company? We invite, inspire and challenge Ghanaians in the Netherlands with a business idea to apply for the GBT Business Booster. Application starts on 8 September 2017.
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[…]
Win a ticket to Ghana The GBT Business Booster, our five-week training program and pitch competition is now open for applications. Are you a Ghanaian based in the Netherlands? And do you have entrepreneurial ambitions in Ghana? Then find out how to apply for our program. Bridging the Gap The returning program trains 15 entrepreneurs[…]
Get ready for the Start-up Investor Conference on 19 October at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel in Accra! Join us at our one-day investment conference as the twenty entrepreneurs of our GBT Academy prepare to pitch and secure investments for their business. The conference, co-hosted by H.E Ron Strikker, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Ghana,[…]
The Growing Business Together Academy held its second Monthly meeting on the 8th of June at the MBC Africa Office to take the 20 young entrepreneurs through a session on People Management. The session is built to equip the entrepreneurs with the relevant skills and knowledge required to scale and grow their businesses. This session[…]
Elijah Amoo Addo is a professional cook, the founder of Food for All Africa Programme and a GBT entrepreneur. On the 29th of June, he had the honor to receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards in London; a programme that supports and celebrates exceptional young people aged 18-29 across the Commonwealth. Elijah receives a unique package of training, mentoring[…]
The entrepreneurs of the Growing Business Together Academy met for their first monthly meeting at the Dutch Embassy in Accra in May to learn financial modeling and how to prepare for investor meetings. The first monthly networking session gave the entrepreneurs a technical proficiency and practical understanding of how to develop their own financial model[…]
Ivy Barley, co-founder of Developers in Vogue, an enterprise that trains young ladies in web and mobile apps development and data science, and entrepreneur at the GBT Academy wins E-Skills for Girls Competition, a German initiative to increase female participation in the digital economy. Read more about the prize winner.