Student Entrepreneurship Week in Ghana Kicks Off On July 26 – July 28 At British Council

Stars From All Nations (SFAN) is creating the first-ever Student Entrepreneurship Week in Ghana in July which will provide a platform for thought leadership on how to build and grow sustainable businesses. For the event, a host of major players will be giving talks on Entrepreneurship for audience goers.

Here are some interesting stats from SFAN:

  1. Almost half of the 10 million graduates churned out of over 668 universities in Africa yearly do not get jobs (Kelvin Balogun, President of Coca-Cola, Central, East and West Africa).
  2. The youth population in Africa is expected to double to 400 million people by 2045 (the World Bank).
  3. African youths are crossing the Sahara to get to the Mediterranean due to a lack of jobs. As a result, approximately 500 drownings are happening every single week (AfDB).
  4. In Ghana, over 1.2 million persons 15 years and older are estimated to be unemployed and active job seekers. 10.5% of these unemployed persons end up going into entrepreneurship when they can’t find jobs. However, over 75% of startups fail within 3 years (Stats Ghana).

About The Event

The Student Entrepreneurship Week Ghana will take place from 26 – 28 July 2018.

Participants will benefit from a range of insightful high-level keynote sessions, panel sessions, masterclasses, office hours, and one-on-one mentoring sessions presented by the best and brightest entrepreneurs and professionals from Ghana, Nigeria, Silicon Valley and the U.K.

This essential three-day event aims to create a platform for thought leadership on how enterprising young Ghanaians can build and grow sustainable businesses.

The first two days of #SEWGH is a confluence of education and entertainment and will be held at British Council Accra, with the world-renowned trainer and high-performance coach, Gina Kloes leading her transformative Game Changer Moment in the afternoon session of the first day!

The event will culminate in SFAN Business Breakfast Meeting – The Graduation at Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel on Saturday, 28th July. As part of the breakfast meeting, SFAN will provide a platform for student entrepreneurs with scalable businesses/business ideas to compete in the Young Money Business Pitch leading to investment opportunities, business support, and market opportunity

For more information about the event and purchase of tickets, visit SFANOnline for ticket purchases and list of confirmed speakers.

List Of Some Confirmed Speakers

Here’s a list of some of the confirmed speakers for the upcoming #SEWGH event:

Gina Kloes

Game Changer & Peak Performance Strategist

 

Sam Mensah

Senior Eperience Designer, Digital McKinsey

 

 Eric Osiakwan

Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital

 

 Dami Thompson

Corporate Counsel, Echo VC Partners

 

 Afua Osei

Co-founder, She Leads Africa

 

 Abdullahi Mohammed

Forbes Contributor

 

Edem Kumodzi

Senior Developer, Andela

 

 Josephine Faal

Founder, Smart & Savvy Women

 

For a full list of confirmed speakers and more information about the upcoming event, visit SFANOnline

Register today and get up to 40% discount with early bird ticket. Limited spaces available. Group discounts also available, click here to purchase tickets now! For more information, contact the team by email: [email protected]

Joseph-Albert Kuuire is the creator and editor of TechNovaGh.com, an online digital platform focusing on technology in Ghana.

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