AFRICA STREET MBA training workshop for young entrepreneurs in Sunyani
Sunyani, March 20,2023 – An entrepreneural skills development Services organization, AFRICA STREET MBA over the weekend held a capacity building workshop for young people with entrepreneural interest in Sunyani.
The training program seeks to impact the youthful group, particularly the marginalized and vulnerable people including school-drop-outs with World-class business knowledge.
Mr. Ken Adawu Willington, the program chair said AFRICA STREET MBA provides an integrated business support for start-ups and small businesses through capacity building, mentorship, business development services and funding for young entrepreneurs.
He added the AFRICA STREET MBA is undertaking a five-year project to build business communities in Ghana with the aim of empowering Africa Entrepreneurs into Global Giants.
The project was implemented by “Done By Us and KGL Foundation”, two organizations seeking to positively impact Ghanaian societies.
It is implement by “Done By Us”, an Integrated Consultancy and Investment Company that delivers value to clients and all other stakeholder groups.
According to Mr. Willington, also the founder of “Done By Us”, young entrepreneurs find it difficult getting startup funds for their businesses.
Hence, the project also seeks to “Reduce the startup failure rate in Ghana and Africa by providing training platforms for entrepreneurs and help them to access business education for the required business knowledge, technical and advisory services, funding and access market support”.
He said it was designed to build the business knowledge of young entrepreneurs in the country and make them agents of change in reducing unemployment rate in Africa and beyond.
Mr. Willington said stage one of the project is the training event to discuss various topics and issues of entrepreneurship, the second stage is the accelerator and mentorship to build the business ideas of participants within 12 weeks and category three is a pitching competition where applicants with innovative business ideas would be given startup grants.
He said beneficiaries of the project would receive seed grants for ultimate pitch winners and potentials investment for accelerated business.
Mr. Willington called for institutional partnership, thus schools, media, youth associations and many more for businesses development in Ghana.
Beneficiaries would also access insightful and influential Mentors and would become a member of the SME Hub (Africa Street MBA), he said.
Evans Awuni, a participant of the workshop, who is into organic vegetable farming said “I have realized some mistakes am doing and through the training and hope my business is going to improve from today”.
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