Archive for September 2014

Startup Cup Ghana winners to join AMPION Venture Bus West Africa













Startup Cup Ghana winners to join AMPION Venture Bus West Africa

The competition for this years’ Startup Cup Ghana is about to get even fierier as the rewards begin to stack up: our 2014 winners will not only represent Ghana at the World Start Up Cup but also be rewarded with one of the highly coveted spots on the AMPION Venture Bus.

AMPION organizes four Venture Bus hackathons in 16 countries in Africa this year to create innovative and sustainable start-ups for the African market. The Venture Bus has been covered by international media such as BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera and Deutsche Welle. Participants are coders, business experts and designers from Africa and all over the world. They are accompanied by mentors, investors and serial entrepreneurs from renowned companies like Google or Apple who will share valuable insights into the business of successful startups in global centers of entrepreneurship such as the Silicon Valley and Berlin.

Entrepreneurs who compete in the Ghana StartUp Cup are rewarded for turning their idea into a viable business model, going to market quickly, testing assumptions, and modifying their business model as they learn what drives customers and revenue. Entrepreneurs of the StartUp Cup do not have to be experts at creating polished documents or accounting wizards. Instead what they lack in experience, they make up for in passion and dedication to achieve their dream.
The most promising tech startup of the StartUp Cup Ghana will then have to test their medals on the AMPION Venture Bus. On the hackathon they will have to turn their innovative idea into a refined business plan and pitch their startup to a jury of high-level investors. The pitch will be part of the Venture Bus grand final in Abidjan co-hosted by AMPION and one of Europe’s most prominent business schools HEC.

The West African Venture Bus hackathon will take place from October 27 to November 1, 2014 and travel Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Ivory Coast. The entrepreneurs will be guests in local innovation centers and academic facilities such as the CC Hub (Nigeria), American Cultural Center (Benin), Woelab (Togo), iSPace (Ghana) and Akendewa (Ivory Coast) along the way.

The best startups developed on the AMPION Venture Buses will receive an extensive Fellowship Program including funding, mentorship and free office spaces. If you always wanted to create your own business in Ghana the time is now! You can apply for the StartUp Cup Ghana until October 5, 2014 on – regular applications for the AMPION Venture Bus close on September 25 (

Press contact: Emmanuel Nyame| Ghana StartUp Cup Organizer | [email protected]

Ashesi University Welcomes Ghanaian Entrepreneurs


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The Ashesi Student Council in partnership with Ghana StartUp Cup presents the A4 Idea Networking Event.

This is a night of networking, contact sharing, demo pitches and celebration of Ghanaian Entrepreneurship dubbed A4IDEA (Avant-garde concise Innovative Develop Educate Advance)

Date: October 2, 2014
Time: 5:30-8pm
Venue: Ashesi University Auditorium

We would love to see you join with us and a large group of distinguished guests—including heads of business organizations, investors, and leaders of prominent academic and research institutions—to celebrate Ghanaian, youth and student entrepreneurship. We’ve specifically designed this event to be educative, exciting and revealing and we believe these attributes would have major impact on economic and social development in West Africa through numerous partnerships that would be formed.

“This is an opportunity to engage aspring student entrepreneurs of the Ashesi University in diverse business building skills training, mentorship, and networking with Ghanaian experiences” commented Michael Annor, Academic Chair of the Ashesi Student Council.

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Don’t be left out! Send your name and contact details to ghana[email protected] to register for free. Share the information.

Ghana StartUp Cup is reloaded for 2014!

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After the success of the launch edition last year, Ghana Startup Cup announces the 2014 edition, the most important business model competition for startups across Ghana to pitch and compete for prize categories, marketing and business expansion services. This competition takes place with the brilliant support from a network of partners listed on our website

The mentoring and judging panel are currently being combined and will be announced soon. The team will be a mix of international and local mentors united by their passion and volunteering their time to develop successful ventures. The mentoring program will go towards providing entrepreneurs more opportunities to take one step ahead to reach out to the last mile.

“We try to make this year’s competition bigger and better. We’re not going to shy away from telling you that we are looking for the most promising startups to see them pitching on the World stage in the final round” Said Emmanuel Nyame, Lead Organizer and Chair of the competition.

Some of the exciting features to look out for in this year’s edition include, A night of Entrepreneurs Networking at Ashesi University, Weekly mentorship, Additional Awards categories including Incubation with Africa Twenty 10 a global accelerator programme for startups that are focused on launching in multiple African  markets, among a host of fascinating and interesting packages.

Application Deadline:

If you want to create brand awareness and get media exposure, we are here for you! The deadline for submission is Sunday, October 5, 2014Submit your Application NOW!

Email: [email protected]