New Economy Booster
Applications are now closed.
You are here because COVID-19 has posed new problems, and you want to help shape Ghana's post-pandemic economic recovery. The New Economy Booster program is the platform you need to get started.
We are currently at the Acceleration Phase of the program and we are still receiving requests for partnerships.
If you are interested in becoming a program partner to help with coaching, mentoring and expert advice for selected businesses, please contact us.
About the program
The New Economy Booster is designed to support impact-driven entrepreneurs with both advanced and early-stage ventures, startups, non-profit organizations or initiatives based in Ghana that are contributing to the country’s post-pandemic economic recovery.
We want to boost solutions or ventures in sectors that have been affected by COVID-19, particularly those that are at risk of or have experienced job losses.
In our seven-month tailor-made online program, successful candidates will get a range of customized content and resources to develop and grow their business and network while being guided by a team of local and global experts.
Support selected businesses will get
In our seven-month tailor-made online program, successful candidates will get a range of resources to develop and grow their business and network while being guided by a team of local and global experts.
Finance & logistics
Work and meet at an Impact Hub space, as well potential financial support.
Access partnership building opportunities.
Coaching & Mentorship
Receive senior expert advisory and consulting services and business coaching.
Meet potential investors and have facilitated introductions to fundraising opportunities.
Access networking opportunities.
Access personal development and technical skills training.
Have an expert in residence helping the project develop.
Get peer support from other participants.
The program stages will run to a non-linear schedule starting on August 17th 2020 and running until February 2021. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and high potential participants will be fast-tracked to the acceleration phase.
Phase 1: Application | 1-month
All 250 applicants will receive access to our online global community via our Global Connect Membership.
Phase 2: Incubation | 2 months
We will select the top 50 ventures to incubate. All 50 will receive five hours of coaching, access to resources and connections and a tailored online community to network with.
Phase 3: Acceleration | 4 months
We will select the top 15 ventures to accelerate. They will receive project management and coordination guidance, a tailored diagnostic and development plan; and access to a support network to help grow their business.
Profile of our applicants
Impact-driven entrepreneurs with both advanced and early-stage ventures, high-potential startups, non-profit organizations and initiatives based in Ghana that:
Identify key economic recovery challenges and opportunities in their local community
Have the potential to generate a great social or environmental impact
Are preventing job loss or generating new employment opportunities in industries that are suffering or are at risk of suffering
Are scalablemaking some revenue or are projected to make some revenue in the near future
Are already in the market or ready to go-to-market
We want to focus on projects that are addressing challenges in the following industries: Agriculture, Healthcare, Education, Tourism and Hospitality, and Manufacturing.
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