AAE Ghana http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana Association of African Entrepreneurs Mon, 08 May 2017 12:09:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 39704330 Welcome Vanpaulin Constructions http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/2017/04/20/welcome-vanpaulin-constructions/ Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:56:31 +0000 http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/?p=184355 Vanpaulin Construction is a provider with expertise in contractor building and project management. A mission to provide innovative, cost-saving and quality-enhancing services to clients throughout the country. Vanpaulin has worked on residential real estate and commercial developments, offering excellent opportunities for profitable investment. They have also delivered projects for individual clients seeking to build their family home.

CEO Evans Sackitey is the latest to join the prestigious list of Fellow Members of the Association of African Entrepreneurs in Ghana. Learn more about Vanpaulin Constructions
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Get a mentor to help you grow your enterprise http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/2017/03/09/get-a-mentor-to-help-you-grow-your-enterprise/ Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:52:14 +0000 http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/?p=153095 ) for a Mentor using the following template:

  • Your Name and Membership Number
  • The Name and Brief Description of your Enterprise
  • One major task or area of your business where a Mentor can collaborate in.
If you had an AAE Mentor last year, this is another opportunity to get a new one this year too!
 Deadline for applications is March 30th 2017.

Mentors are experienced international or local professionals from various sectors with various backgrounds. They are chartered accountants, strategy consultants, marketing experts, HR specialists, lawyers, bankers, senior executives, experienced investors or successful entrepreneurs from around the world. They take time out of their busy schedules to help young entrepreneurs with some of their toughest challenges. 

 
A mentor can help you take your enterprise to the next level. For example, a mentor can help you:
  • Improve your business plan
  • Gain in-depth industry specific knowledge
  • Develop a sound business strategy
  • Advice you on topics such as marketing, sales, legal, accounting, IT, and management
  • Get investment ready!
Collaboration happens mainly through: phone call, online chat and email communication. Mentees are expected to have a personal computer with internet access or Smart Phone
 
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If you are not yet a member of AAE, please visit the link below to complete the online membership application.
http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/membership/
 
 

 

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Professional websites for entrepreneurs http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/2017/01/11/professionally-designed-website-for-entrepreneurs/ Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:02:19 +0000 http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/?p=112614 If you have a business and don’t have a website, you are losing out on great opportunities for your business. A website itself can be used to accomplish many different marketing strategies to help your business grow.

As a business owner, you need to know where your consumers are. But what if consumers know your business and what you can offer, but they can’t reach you? That is one of the risks you take by not having a website for your business.

Since 2015, the Association of African Entrepreneurs offer professionally designed websites to entrepreneurs. The benefits of membership for Fellow Level members includes co-hosted, top-level domain name websites provided at a nominal cost. The full cost of this services is offset through cost-sharing and the benevolence of volunteers who apply their skills to helping young entrepreneurs grow.  This is boosting the activities of  entrepreneurs in development and helping them acquire new customers.

Other benefits of Fellow membership include:

  1. Fellows are issued certificates of membership
  2. Access to an experienced Mentor/Coach
  3. Free Listing in the AAE Business Directory
  4. Discounts on AAE Training Events
  5. Fellows qualify to contest highest elective positions in the Ghana’s AAE chapter;
  6. Fellows shall represent AAE Ghana at stakeholder dialogue and policy-making circles.
  7. Newsletter and updates
  8. Eligible to serve as Support Volunteer Member (SMV) after two years of membership and attendance of at least one AAE training event.

For more information, please speak to an AAE representatives on 0243785324. New members joining in January 2017 get 10% discount.

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Welcome to 2017 http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/2017/01/04/welcome-to-2017/ Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:40:44 +0000 http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/?p=106946 We want to thank all of you  for your continuous support and valuable feedback throughout the entire 2016!

May this New Year bring joy, peace, and happiness to you and your family, and take your business to new horizons!

AAE is a volunteer-run organisation. Our global pool of volunteer experts are passionate about African entrepreneurs and work from far and near to bring the range of support service we give to our members. Visits to our office in Accra is by appointments only.

 

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AAE/GSBI Training Workshop in Accra, 11-12 January 2016 http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/2016/01/08/3-day-workshop-for-social-entrepreneurs/ Fri, 08 Jan 2016 09:16:07 +0000 http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/?p=451 13 January 2016

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Grasping the theory of how to develop strategies and materials to grow an enterprise in a financially sustainable manner in a few days requires an unusual sense of purpose and motivation. This was exhibited  by the participant who attended the AAE/Santa Clara University Training Event for Social Entrepreneurs and prepared compelling pitches for their projects on the final day.

 

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The Association of African Entrepreneurs in partnership with the The Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship of Santa Clara University, USA is offering a 3-day Training Workshop for Social Entrepreneurs.

The Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship accelerates social entrepreneurship through its three departments:  Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI®), Impact Capital, and Education & Action Research.  The GSBI team provides social entrepreneurs with Silicon Valley mentors and programs to prepare for growth. The Impact Capital team connects impact investors with social entrepreneurs and innovates new ways to invest for social and financial returns.  The Education and Action Research team shapes future leaders by providing research opportunities for Santa Clara students to work alongside social entrepreneurs in the field.

Scheduled for January 11 – 13 2016, the GSBI would pack core business lessons into a powerful 3-day workshop to help local, early-stage social entrepreneurs learn business fundamentals, improve their strategic thinking, and articulate a business plan that demonstrates impact, growth, and long-term financial sustainability.

By the end of the workshop, participating enterprises have the strategies and materials to grow their enterprise in a financially sustainable manner and apply for the funding and capacity building programs they need to reach the next level of growth.

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Read more about Greepec Consult on their new website, www.greepec.com.  The website was provided as part of the benefits package for members by AAE working in collaboration with Online Volunteer, Eduardo Centeno, Mexico,  and United Nations Volunteers.

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Balloon Ghana 2016 – Accepting applications http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/2015/10/27/balloon-ghana-2016-accepting-applications/ Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:07:23 +0000 http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/?p=427 ballonghanaStarting in January 2016, MDF West Africa will be hosting the first programme of Balloon Ventures in Ghana. For a period of 6 weeks, international volunteers from across the globe will be working together with Ghanaian entrepreneurs to create and scale sustainable businesses in Cape Coast, Ghana.

Balloon Ventures is a UK-based social enterprise which supports unemployed youth and informal sector entrepreneurs to create and grow innovative businesses.

They do this through providing education and consultancy; financial support; and post-investment support. With the support of international volunteers, MBAs and business professionals, local entrepreneurs test new business ideas using the Lean Startup principles of Eric Reis. Since founding Balloon in 2012, they have worked with a 1000 entrepreneurs, invested over EUR 100,000 in local enterprises and created 100’s of jobs.

Balloon Ventures is working in Kenya, Uganda and Chile. The first Ghana programme will be hosted and managed by MDF West Africa (Accra, Ghana), an international management company with 30 years of solid experience in international cooperation and sustainable development.

We are now recruiting (aspiring) entrepreneurs in Cape Coast for the 2016 programme.

 

Eligibility criteria:

-You are based in or around Cape Coast

-You are between 18 and 30 years old

-You are not in full-time education

-You are interested in starting or growing your business

-You want to receive training and support to start or improve your business

-You can commit a minimum of 10 hours a week between 7 January and 21 February 2016

or calling 0206972706.

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Report on Boost Camp Held at Impact Hub Amsterdam http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/2015/10/24/report-on-boost-camp-held-at-impact-hub-amsterdam/ Sat, 24 Oct 2015 12:04:43 +0000 http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/?p=415 By Betty-Ann, MSV Ghana

The Association of African Entrepreneurs was represented at the first ever Ye! BoostCamp by Betty-Ann Ananeh-Frempong. The Ghanaian team comprised of Audrey Forson, Nafisah Adam, Kyerewaa Atta-Krah, Prince Boadu, Obed Paks Mensah, Kwame Basoah and David Essien.

We arrived at the West Cord Art Hotel in Amsterdam at 11:00am. The Ye! Team in Amsterdam welcomed all the participants and partners from Ghana, Kenya and the Philippines with a Welcome Dinner which was attended by Ron van Akker, Jie Xue, the founders of the Ye! Platform of the Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) and Mischa van Diepen and Andra Agachi.
All participants and partners met Philip Harris, also from CYFI on Monday morning at 8:45 am. He led us to the venue of the BoostCamp.

At the Impact Hub, the Ye! Team, the team from the Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) of the Miller Centre, iHub-Kenya, Young Entrepreneurs Society from the Philippines, the Young Entrepreneurs Hub East Africa (Kenya) and the Association of African Entrepreneurs (Ghana) were all introduced to participants and partners alike.

The BoostCamp then begun with participants being taken through their personal objectives, target market and value proposition. We were also given exercises to try our hands on forming our own business objectives, target markets and value propositions. This was led by Steve from GSBI. The first day of the BoostCamp ended with a boat ride around the city.

Second Day

The second day, the BoostCamp was taken through a marketing, sales and partnership training by Steve of GSBI. This was also followed with exercises. There was also an inspirational time by Jaspar Roos who is the co-founder and chief inspirational officer of XL Family.
The camp continued with learning on how to draw up a business model and a Value Chain. This presentation along with its exercises were all led by the GSBI. Another inspirational hour came from Laurens van Nues who is the co-founder and COO of Magnet.me
The boost camp then had a drink-up and met start-ups from Amsterdam. The second day ended with a group dinner.

Third Day

The day’s topic was how to manage the finance of your business and the presentations with exercises were led by Ernst & Young (EY).
There was then a pitch training session by David Beckett who is the Creator of the Pitch Canvas and a TEDx Speech Coach.

Fourth Day

On the fourth day of the camp, the participants practised with their pitches and critiqued each other. There was also a meeting of the partners where the problems they faced in bringing entrepreneurs together in their various countries were discussed. The GSBI also took the entrepreneurs through a Growth Strategy as well as how to be investor ready. They also led the group to set up their goals for the year 2016.

Fifth Day

This was the last day of the BoostCamp as well as the main pitch event at De Nederlands Bank which is the central bank of the Netherlands.

10 participants were chosen for the pitch event at the De Nederlandsche Bank on Friday.

We left the Impact Hub for the central bank where the programme begun at 2:00pm. It was attended by the president of the central bank, Klaas Knot, the Deputy Ambassador to Ghana Ms Doris A.D Brese as well as several Dutch investors and employees of CYFI. Welcome speeches were given by the CYFI, the Ye! Team, the Nederlandsche Bank President as well as the Deputy Ghanaian Ambassador.
The pitch event then begun. The entrepreneurs pitched in front of a panel of judges made up of Dutch investors from organisations that invest in Africa. The judges questioned the entrepreneurs on their business and gave advice on their pitch.

The winners of the pitch competition were as follows:

From Ghana we had Audrey Forson, Prince Boadu and David Essien. From Kenya we had Beverley Mbeke, Dickson Ayuka, and Brian Kipkoech Bett, while the Philippines were represented by Philip Chino Atilano, Louise Ivan Payawal, Rachel de Villa and Valerie de Leon.

The Ye! Team then organised a farewell dinner at the West Cord Art Hotel and the group moved to the airport hotel from where they all went to the airport in the early hours of Saturday morning and arrived in Ghana safely at 3:50 pm.

 

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Ghana Entrepreneurship Forum 2015 http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/2015/07/20/ghana-entrepreneurship-forum-2015/ Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:47:50 +0000 http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/?p=307 Are you an entrepreneur looking for business partners and investors?

Do you want a Degree from the largest private University in Europe but want to stay in Ghana?

Do you want to benefit from the expertise of International Lecturers, Personal Coaches and Business Mentors?

If your answer is yes, then you are invited to join ALTIS of The Catholic University of Milan – Italy, The Catholic Institute of Business and Technology – Accra and The Royal Bank to our Entrepreneurship Forum on July 23, 2015 at 8:00am-11:00am, the Holiday Inn, Accra-Airport.

On that occasion, there would be the launching of the 3nd edition of the Global MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship with specialization in Social Entrepreneurship in Accra.  It is an occasion to learn more about:

  • Entrepreneurship policies, programs and opportunities in Ghana;
  • How to scale-up and grow your business;
  • The E4impact MBA.

It is also an occasion to award the winners of the 2nd edition MBA Business Model Competition. The winners were:

  • David Mumuni, Flippy Campus;
  • Ama Cudjoe, A-Z Cereal and;
  • Eric Kojo Nti, Precise Medical Suppliers:

The Forum features institutional representatives from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Italian Embassy to Ghana, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Venture Capital Fund and the Ghana Private Sector Development Facility and the 10-million-euro loan facility established by the Italian and Ghanaian Governments.

The Forum is sponsored by The Royal Bank.

, dial or text 0575534432. No participation fee. Free refreshment.

 

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Local Partner Wanted: PE foam manufacturing plant in Ghana http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/2015/06/29/partner-wanted-pe-foam-manufacturing-plant-in-ghana/ Mon, 29 Jun 2015 05:13:01 +0000 http://www.aaeafrica.org/ghana/?p=281 A plastic foam manufacturing company in South Korea is planing to  set up a PE foam manufacturing plant in Ghana by way of the joint venture.  The company is therefore looking for an eligible local partner.

PE foam has the applications mainly for insulation materials for duct, HVAC, air conditioning system, building roof, wall and floor, as well as carpet underlay and various kinds of the mat. Also, it is used for packaging material for fruits, such as bananas and mangoes.

The local partner should ideally have good financial capability and keen interest in carrying the business.  Considering  main application of the product, companies with this business back ground,  would be well matched.

–       Horticultural or Agricultural product company

–       Construction or architecting company

–       Building or insulation material company

–       A/C and Duct material manufacturer

 

For more information or inquiries, contact:

J. C. Park
MECEN IPC Co., Ltd.
10th Floor, Paradise Venture Tower, 708-33
Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
135-080 (Zip Cods)
Tel : +82-2-557-3240
Fax : +82-2-557-3241

SKYPE : MECENIPC

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