NEIP Ghana Presidential Pitch Season 4 Application 2023

Deadline: Friday 14th July 2023.

NEIP Ghana Presidential Pitch Season 4 Application 2023

The Presidential Pitch is a special entrepreneurship initiative designed and organised by the Ministry of Business Development in conjunction with the National Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programme (NEIP).

The Presidential Pitch for Young Entrepreneurs is a deliberate, systematic, and integrated policy initiative by the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) to boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country. The business competition, a revolution in the history of Ghana for young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 40 serves as an incubating platform for existing businesses and capital funding from the government.

The initiative seeks to turn creative businesses by the Ghanaian youth into global business giants with the support of government. The criteria for selection are feasibility, innovation, scalability, and potential impact of the business.

NEIP is calling for applications from eligible youth with the entrepreneurship spirit to apply for a grant to enable them scale up their business.

The purpose of this initiative is to offer young Ghanaian entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 the opportunity to pitch their business ideas in the hope of obtaining funding to operationalise and scale their businesses. At the end of the individual pitches, a specified number of finalists are selected to receive varying amounts of funding grants for their businesses.

Eligibility Criteria?

1. This competition is open to Ghanaian citizens only
2. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 40 years at the time of application. The competition aims to encourage the country’s youth, so only individuals within the specified age range are eligible to participate
3. Applicants must present businesses that are innovative, feasible, scalable, and impactful.
i. The business should have the potential to grow and expand beyond a small-scale operation.
ii. It should have the potential to create jobs and contribute to our economic growth.
iii. It should also be able to address social, economic, or environmental challenges
iv. And it must have a positive impact on society
4. Finally, the business submitted must be the original work of the applicant and should not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others.

Which sectors will be focused on?

1. Agriculture
2. Fintech and technology
3. Manufacturing and processing
4. Tourism and the creative arts
6. And any other economically viable area

What are the submission requirements?

When you log on to the website to complete an application, we’ll ask you to submit a very simple business plan which contains
  • A summary of the business being presented with a problem statement which must be followed with a solution statement
  • Market viability of the business concept
  • Sales traction or financial summaries if any
  • The job creation potential
  • The scalability potential
  • sustainability potential
  • and economic impact of your business
  • you must include pictures of your products or services
  • and a 1-minute mini pitch of your business

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