Twenty green entrepreneurs have graduated from the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre’s (GCIC) cohort four class.
This was after they successfully completed their green business incubation programme at the centre.
The Executive Director of GCIC, Ms Ruka Sanusi, in a welcome statement told the graduates that the journey to entrepreneurship begins in earnest with their graduation- but cautioned that the journey could be likened to a steeplechase marathon race with lots of obstacles.
CEO of Zeepay, Andrew Takyi-Appiah, delivered the keynote with a practical example of what he had to go through to see his business model succeed after several trying moments when he left the banking industry.
He told them that failures should spur them on to surmount the challenges and plod the course without giving up.
Founded in 2016, GCIC is a pioneering business incubator with a unique focus of developing SME ventures and entrepreneurs in the country’s ‘green economy’ with focus in five key economic sectors: energy efficiency and renewable energy; solar power; climate smart agriculture; domestic waste management; water management and purification
it provides thee through the provision of premium business advisory and mentoring service’ technical support in the development, prototyping and testing of their innovations; a well as financial proof of concept grants to qualifying SME’s