Ghana is known as the “Gateway to West Africa,” and is a place where cultures converge and people come to access markets across the region. The 2015 Ghana accelerator was a five-day “Business Model Validation” Lab hosted at Impact Hub Accra. It was designed to provide Ghanaian early-stage entrepreneurs with a step-by-step methodology to rapidly validate their venture’s business model.
Attending ventures included:
- Dziffa is an online marketplace for authentic handmade Ghanaian goods. They work with skilled local artisans to increase the global presence of high quality luxurious Ghanaian goods.
- Guzakuza equips young women graduates with relevant skills that will help them start or sustain their farms and agribusinesses.
- MAZA is developing a network of motorized tricycles that meets urgent health transportation needs in a reliable and affordable manner.
Takeaway: This accelerator proved that a dynamic startup ecosystem is now emerging in Ghana composed of bold and socially-minded entrepreneurs who have the potential to impact challenges pertaining to health, agriculture and technology through innovative business ideas.