18 May Press: The Minister for Business Development to Deliver Keynote Address at SEWGH
Accra, Ghana (May 18, 2018) – Stars From All Nations (SFAN) is pleased to announce that the Minister for Business Development, Hon. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal will deliver the welcome keynote at the inaugural Student Entrepreneurship Week Ghana on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at British Council, Accra, Ghana.
The Minister’s remarks on “The Future of Entrepreneurship in Ghana” will open the event as SFAN welcomes attendees to the brilliant student entrepreneurship week.
Determined to change the economic fortunes of Ghana, the government of His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has undertaken several bold initiatives to promote the growth and development of entrepreneurship and job creation in Ghana. Hon. Mohammed Awal shall, therefore, enlighten SEWGH guests on what the future holds for entrepreneurs in Ghana, how multi-stakeholder collaborations can go beyond rhetorics to progressively create opportunities for young Ghanaian innovators, and the contributions of the government in building local capacity and facilitating sustainable development in Ghana.
The first-ever Student Entrepreneurship Week Ghana will bring together the best and brightest entrepreneurs from Ghana, Nigeria, the U.K, and Silicon Valley for a 3-day mind-bending alternative education on how to build and grow sustainable businesses. These professionals will discuss best practices in business development, achieving scale, technology innovation, and fundraising as well as how to develop the knowledge and skills of today’s workforce, new methods for delivering learning in Africa among other topics.
The event will end with a pitch competition where five student entrepreneurs with tech-based businesses or ideas will battle it out for a chance of getting equity investment from Echo VC Partners, opportunity to join MEST Africa incubation program, and access to more than $3k worth of business development and marketing support from VC for Africa, 3rdfloor Digital and WorkShed Africa.
To register, apply for the competition or to learn more, please visit the event website at www.sfanonline.org. For partnership opportunity, please send us an email at info(at)sfanonline.org.
See you around!!
Tom-Chris Emewulu is the Founder & President of SFAN (Stars From All Nations). When he’s not building SFAN and helping entrepreneurs and rising professionals create fulfilling careers, he’s telling African innovation stories or advocating for people-centered policy. Tom-Chris is a former consultant at Mastercard Foundation, Seedstars Ambassador for Ghana, and the author of the forthcoming book: Breaking the Limits. He is a thought leader on youth development, social entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and the future of work.