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Standard Chartered Bank Outdoors 20 Entrepreneurs for Women in Tech Programme

Standard Chartered has announced the 20 successful businesses that will participate in Cohort 2 of the Women in Technology Incubator programme at an induction ceremony at the bank’s head office in Accra. The programme is a business incubator specifically designed to provide business support for women-led or women-owned businesses that leverage technology as part of […]

How GCIC Incubated Businesses are Responding to the Impact of COVID-19

The global outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic presents a significant threat not only to human health but also to the business sector. In Ghana, experts project significant revenue shortfalls and an overall dip in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In fact, the government has indicated that the cumulative effect of the novel coronavirus pandemic will cost Ghana […]

A Product that Reduces Post-Harvest Losses in Ghana: Entrepreneur Shares His Story

Ghana-based Sesi Technologies provides simple and affordable solutions for the agricultural sector. The company was started in 2018. Co-founder and CEO Isaac Sesi (27) answers our questions. 1. Give us your elevator pitch. Sesi Technologies is an agriculture technology company that develops affordable technology-enabled solutions for farmers and agribusiness to help them reduce losses, increase productivity […]

Ghana Climate Innovation Centre Launches Investor Directory for Entrepreneurs and SMEs

The lack of access to finance and dearth of information about where entrepreneurs can seek financing for their ventures remain the biggest barriers for entrepreneurs seeking to scale within the entrepreneurship eco-system. As a response to this need, the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) on 2nd March 2020 launched the GCIC Investor Directory, Ghana’s very […]

Innovation for Our Future – The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre’s Incubating Innovation 2020 commences

Ashesi University’s Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) commences its annual thought leadership programme, Incubating Innovation.  Incubating Innovation’s series of forums, workshops and seminars focused on the entrepreneurial ecosystem, climate innovation, the green economy and building a climate-resilient economy commences on Monday 2nd March 2020 and will culminate in the Centre’s flagship annual symposium on Thursday […]

Climate Launchpad Ghana 2020 Commences

Climate Launchpad, the biggest global green business ideas competition, has opened applications for the 2020 edition in Ghana. Climate Launchpad 2020, which will be run in Ghana and 55 other countries, gives the opportunity to aspiring entrepreneurs to share their ideas and solutions to climate change and through the competition get a shot at growing […]

Planting Without Soil …A Young Entrepreneur’s Innovation

Innovation is what’s driving today’s world. That’s why businesses are told to innovate or die. One area where innovation is really needed on our continent is the agriculture sector – and a lot of startups are trying in this regard. This week, the B&FT’s Inspiring Startups caught up with a young man whose passion for […]

GCIC Graduates 20 Entrepreneurs for Cohort 4

The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) has graduated 20 vibrant entrepreneurs innovating solutions to climate change after 12 months of the incubation programme, to play their roles to strengthen the circular economy. These entrepreneurs, making up GCIC Cohort 4 included 3 females and 17 males. They brought the total number of incubated businesses to 83 […]


Black Star Energy Limited, an entrepreneur of GCIC providing reliable solar electrification to households and businesses has begun its first project in Sierra Leone through its sister company – Power Leone. As a result of its operations, some 2000 people now enjoy clean electricity supply all day long within the Petifu Junction settlement of the […]