Ghana Tech Lab has partnered up with a number of partners for the fourth edition of the Ghana Startup Summit, which will take place in Accra over the course of a week.
The theme of this program is “Enterprise Innovation and Youth Employment at the Center of Ghana’s Digital Drive,” and it is primarily focused on showcasing all youth-led enterprise innovations that provide alternative means of self-employment for the young while demonstrating the potential to accelerate Ghana’s digital transformational drive.
The initiative is aimed at 7,000 young people.
The Ghana Tech Lab was founded in 2018. It serves as a critical ecosystem transformational hub for the country’s digital development.
This year’s initiative will provide internet, servers, and associated branding costs to selected SMEs, as well as social media visibility.
The goal is to introduce them to markets outside of Ghana.
Mr. Edward Akani, a Managing Associate at the Ghana Tech Lab, spoke with the media about some of the partners with whom they are collaborating, including the Ministry of Communication and Digitalization, Mastercard Foundation, and the World Bank through the Accra Digital Centre.
This year’s innovation program focuses on digital media and runs for six weeks, followed by ten weeks of incubation and an internship, while the National Acceleration program ran for six months and focused on firms that have been in business for less than three years.
Thie summit aims to encourage both early and growth-stage entrepreneurs to receive help on creative, scalable, and sustainable firms with the goal of closing national and international brand collaborations.
Ghana Tech Lab collaborates with 21 ecosystem partners across Ghana to drive technology innovation and enhance digital transformation through skills training, as well as giving support and funding to innovative businesses.