Programme Details

The RESILIENT GHANA Challenge is a start-up and career accelerator programme with a focus on idea and business development.

The 23 weeks intensive programme will feature seasoned industry professionals as facilitators. In the end, we expect candidates in the Challenge to have garnered enough information and skills to build sustainable businesses.

Be a part of the movement; join the RESILIENT GHANA Challenge now!!!

 

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Programme Benefits

  • The Challenge is crowned with a finals ceremony where candidates have:
  • The opportunity to win seed funding,
  • Continued business guidance,
  • Investment opportunities,
  • Credit facilities and other prizes.
  • Allowed to exhibit and pitch their ideas and businesses to potential investors.
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Entry Requirements & Admissions Criteria

There are a number of requirements for you to participate in the the RESILIENT GHANA CHALLENGE.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • You are the founder, co-founder, or leader of a registered start-up (no more than 3 years in business), currently in operation or development, with no more than 5 paid employees or staff.
  • You have a business idea that seeks to salvage an identified problem in Ghana.
  • You are between 19 and 35 years.
  • You have the desire to seek support, services, coaching and mentoring from the business accelerator faculty and staff to achieve the venture’s mission.
  • You have a willingness to be held accountable to monthly program goals, receiving and accepting feedback with the capacity to implement or act on suggestions.

Selection Criteria

We select entrepreneurs of early-stage ventures based on the following criteria:

  • Venture solves a problem with a need in the market that potential customers are willing and able to pay for.
  • Potential for solving the identified problem at scale (local or national).
  • Potential for an earned revenue stream leading to sustainability in 12-18 months.
  • Sound strategy and plan for product/service development and delivery.
  • Leadership potential and the ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Demonstration of strong commitment for the venture area in which they plan to work.
  • Abilities and expertise among team members are required for the venture to succeed.
  • Practical skills, including problem-solving, strategic, and organizational abilities.
  • Personal integrity and a commitment to ethical behaviour.
  • Groups of people are allowed to pair up or team up and only submit one application for their team to enter the Challenge. They will be regarded as 1 entity.
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Frequently asked questions & support

We created a list with the most commonly asked questions on the programme, for more information, please contact us .

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What is RGC?

RGC is an abbreviation which stands for the RESILIENT GHANA CHALLENGE. This is a platform provided by RESILIENT GHANA to empower the entrepreneurial youth to identify, ideate and present innovative solutions to real life problems in Ghana.

What sectors of the economy does the RGC cover?

RGC seeks to revitalise the economy post COVID-19 and help accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In view of this, the RGC is anchored on four main pillars: Education, Health, Technology and Agriculture.

There is also an Open Category to make room for other very innovative initiatives.

Who can participate in the RGC?

The challenge is open to persons who are entrepreneurs with start-ups or persons desiring to be entrepreneurs with a business plan and are between ages 18 and 35 at the time of registration.

Can I join as an individual or as a team?

The RESILIENT GHANA CHALLENGE admits individual businesses into the business accelerator program. Persons can come together as a group to present a single business idea or existing business.

When and where will the challenge be held?

The entire incubation of the RESILIENT GHANA CHALLENGE will be held virtually. The final pitch and investor meet, however will be a public in-person event. Registration is usually open from the start of March until the end of March.

What is the goal of the RGC?

RGC seeks to revitalise the economy post COVID-19 and help accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), featuring youth entrepreneurs in Ghana.

What are the benefits for the winner or winners?

The most innovative and scalable business models stand a chance to win seed funding, equity funding, technical business support, an investor meet and many other essentials to business growth.

How do I join the RG Community?

You can join or interact in our communities via the following platforms:

Can my organisation sponsor the RGC?

Yes. We look forward to connecting with partners like you! Contact us on support@resilientghana.com

Testimonials

I always wanted to be a successful person but the road to success is a rocky one. One needs solid guidance and support to reach there. RESILIENT GHANA Mentorship Programme has been super supportive and incredibly instrumental in shaping my career.

The Platform is a space where mentees can be their unique selves and find motivation by connecting with people similar to themselves. RESILIENT GHANA is a place where students’ perspectives are broadened through meaningful discourse from every walk of life. I encourage anyone that is looking for personal growth and strong connections to join the RESILIENT GHANA Mentorship Programme train.

Emmanuel Nti

Participating in the RESILIENT GHANA Mentoring Programme has enhanced my knowledge in communication, business, and interpersonal relations. During the Programme, I also won a laptop for emerging as the Most Engaged Mentee for the year 2021 of which I am very grateful.

Alfred Sosu

As a young Ghanaian nurse, I had always dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur but did not know how to go about it until I read about the RESILIENT GHANA Mentorship program on Google.

The programme has provided and continues to provide free webinars with top mentors/organizations from various sectors of industry.

I say “Me Da Mo  Asi ooo

Patrick Kaku Assuah

Application

Before starting the application, please ensure that you have read the entry requirements & admissions criteria. We will require following information from you: Business details such as a description, activities, objectives and expectations. The estimated time for this application is about 20 min.

Applications will be open soon.

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