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SNV 2021 GrEEn Incubation and Acceleration Programme for Young Ghanaian Entrepreneurs

The GrEEn Incubation Programme will support businesses and start-ups who are at early stages of development (pre-revenue) to make better use of natural resources, be energy efficient, properly manage waste and pollution, among others, and operate profitable business ventures. The incubation programme will be run by four partner hubs in the Ashanti region and three partner hubs in the Western region.

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SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation that makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty by helping them raise incomes and access basic services. We focus on only three sectors and have a long-term, local presence in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our team of more than 1,300 staff is the backbone of SNV.


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GrEEn Incubation and Acceleration Programme

  • Type Entrepreneurs
  • OrganisationSNV
  • Country to study
  • School to study -
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline January 29, 2021


Aim and Benefits of GrEEn Incubation and Acceleration Programme

  • Get 6 months business development support from our partner hubs
  • Get access to industry experts and successful businessmen/women (local and international) who will serve as mentors
  • Improved access to funding – through innovative financial services as crowdfunding, concessional financing, etc.
  • Market linkages to complementary service providers and actors in the green ecosystem
  • Peer-to-peer networking and exchanges
  • Expert support to achieve business growth and expansion (Acceleration Programme)

The programmes consist of;

  • Online and offline training sessions in business model development, leadership, financial management, marketing and sales, etc.
  • Coaching and mentoring by industry experts and successful businessmen/women
  • Pitching sessions with investors and financial institutions
  • Opportunity to compete for a matching grant from the GrEEn challenge fund

Requirements for GrEEn Incubation and Acceleration Programme Qualification

  • The owner(s) of the business must be aged 15-35 years. (*Women can be above the age of 35 but no older than 40)
  • The business must have an innovative product or service in the Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector
  • The entrepreneur must be resident and have their business located in the Ashanti or Western Region for at least 6 months
  • The business must have a green or eco-inclusive model  
  • The start-up must have a high potential for job creation among youth
  • The business must have been registered for at least two years. Exceptions will be made for unregistered businesses with a proof of concept of an innovative solution or product.The business can be for-profit or not-for profit, but the product/service offered must be financially viable
  • The entrepreneur must be available for the duration of the programme and must be able to attend at least 80% of all programme activities.
  • The entrepreneur must not be engaged in any conflicting programme for the duration of the incubation programme. A conflicting programme may be another programme providing incubation and acceleration and/or business development services.

Priority will be given to women-led and -owned businesses or businesses that support the development and wellbeing of women. Women-led and -owned businesses are especially encouraged to apply.


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Application Deadline

January 29, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to SNV on bitly.com to apply

The GrEEn Incubation Programme will support businesses and start-ups who are at early stages of development (pre-revenue) to make better use of natural resources, be energy efficient, properly manage waste and pollution, among others, and operate profitable business ventures. The incubation programme will be run by four partner hubs in the Ashanti region and three partner hubs in the Western region.

For more details, visit SNV website.

  • Application deadline for the first cohort: 4th December 2020
  • Application deadline for the second cohort: 29th January 2021.

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