Dutch-Ghanaian startups want ‘piece of the cake’ of Ghana’s booming economy

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[…]

Dutch-Ghanaian entrepreneurs to pitch on 23 March

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[…]

The GBT Business Booster kicks off in Amsterdam

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[…]

Dutch-Ghanaian entrepreneurs share aspirations at matchmaking session

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[…]

GBT entrepreneurs meet up with Dutch Prime Minister

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,[…]

Entrepreneurs in focus

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[…]

Groital Company wins GBT pitch competition in Accra

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 GBT Academy prepares to pitch at the Start-up Conference

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 GBT Entrepreneurs Meet to Develop Their Marketing and Branding

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[…]

The GBT Business Booster Returns February 2018

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[…]