GIZ Ahafo Business Idea Pitching: First 14 Applicants Successfully Pitched Their Business Ideas

GIZ Ahafo Business Idea Pitching: First 14 applicants successfully pitched their business ideas.


Judges and business idea pitchers

Goaso, Wednesday, November 09, 2022

First 14 applicants of the on-going Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Business Idea Pitching Competition have successfully presented their business ideas on Tuesday at Goaso, the Ahafo regional capital. 

It is a business support project being carried out by the GIZ in the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions to support innovative and  smaller businesses with startup materials and tools to excel in the areas of fashion and design, catering, agri-businesses, beauty and cosmetics as well as media and IT solutions.

Organized and coordinated by the Milygof City Solutions, a businesses advisory and consortium in Sunyani, the project seeks to create awareness and mobilize interested 50 young men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 to pitch their business ideas.

The GIZ would thereafter support successful 30 businesses with the required tools and materials to start, expand and sustain their operations in their respective Districts and Municipalities.

A fashion designer pitching

As strategy to reduce transportation burden on participants, the project consortium splitted the pitching activities between Asutifi and Tano Zones.

This was because, at the close of orientation on Monday, over 41 interested applicants who registered for the pitching were from Goaso, Mim, Kukoum, Sankore, Kenyasi, Duayaw Nkwanta, Bechem, Yamfo and their environs.

Applicants at the Asutifi zone were also gathered and splitted into Goaso and Kenyasi groups to pitch on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Goaso, the host town opened the pitching on the Tuesday and would be followed by Kenyasi and other suburbs within the Asutifi enclave and about 14 people are expected to pitch on Wednesday, November 09, at Goaso.

Preparing them for pitching on Tuesday

On Thursday, November 10, more than 20 applicants at the Tano zone comprising persons from Bechem, Yamfo, Duayaw Nkwanta and adjoining communities would embark on the second phase of the pitching at Duayaw Nkwanta after winding up at Goaso.

According to Mr. Atta Akoto Senior, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Milygof City Solutions, the project also seeks to hunt for youths with innovations for future interventions and support.

Selected applicants from the 50 who pitched their ideas would undergo thorough training and coaching in business formalization and marketing to enable them properly position their business in readiness for growth and expansion.


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