The Association of Ghana Startups (AGS) in collaboration with the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) have launched the 2023 Ghana Startup Week (GSW).
The Startup Week, launched on Tuesday 31, October, 2023 was on the theme “Youthful Startup Innovations; Fuelling Ghana’s Future Prosperity” focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals 8 which talks about “inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and descent work for all”.
GSW2023’s key objective includes promotion of knowledge management as an important driver of policy dialogue, good policy planning and implementation, as well as fostering dialogues that promotes the exchange of ideas and innovative thinking among researchers, development practitioners, policymakers and other ecosystem players in Ghana.
Speaking at the event, Hon. Kofi Ofosu Nkansah, CEO of NEIP expressed gratification towards the long-term sustainability, growth and development that the GSW initiative will add to the Ghanaian economy especially, to the future of startups in Ghana.
The president of the Association of Ghana Startups (AGS) Mr. Solomon Adjei reiterated the need for an enabling environment for Startup businesses to be able to scale beyond the borders of Ghana.
The Ghana Startup Week scheduled for 12th – 15th and 20th – 22nd December which will be happening in Accra and Kumasi respectively, will host activities such as the Ghana Startup Ecosystem Summit, Ghana Innovation and Startup Awards, Ghana Startups and SMEs Trade Fair, among others.
The Ghana Innovation and Startup Awards to climax GSW2023 hopes to celebrate Innovation and Startups in various sectors, such as Fintech, Ecommerce, E-health, IP/BPO, Agritech, among others, of which the top winning package includes a sponsored trip to South Africa.
The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Agency, National Youth Authority, Ghana Digital Centres Ltd, Ghana Enterprises Agency, Ghana Investment Promotion Council, Venture Capital Trust Fund, Ghana Hubs Network, Ghana Fintech Association, and IoT Network are some of the key partners of GSW2023.
Startups, Innovation Agencies, and other Ecosystem players interested in participating in GSW 2023 are to visit www.ghanastartupweek.org to register as general attendees or exhibitors, as well as to nominate themselves or other deserving Startups for honors.
Association of Ghana Startups Communication Team
Contact: 024 315 8017