Minister of Business Development To Launch Global Entrepreneurship Week Ghana 2017
12 Nov 2017

ACCRA, GHANA – Minister of Business Development, Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, will launch Global Entrepreneurship Week in Accra on Monday, 13 November .The Minister will be joined by the leadership of the University of Ghana, led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer O. Owusu and other prominent business leaders.

Global Entrepreneurship Week, which takes place from 13-19 November 2017, is the world’s largest gathering of innovators and entrepreneurs who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and stimulate socio-economic development.

Every year in November, a week is dedicated to inspire millions of people from more than 165 countries through local, national and global activities designed to help them unleash their potential as entrepreneurs and innovators.

In its 10th year, Global Entrepreneurship Week in Ghana, with support from British Council, kicks off with a Town Hall Event at the University of Ghana Business School dubbed ‘The art of entrepreneurship’ designed to inspire, educate and mentor through the sharing of entrepreneurial journeys and experiences. Confirmed speakers includes Mr. Kenneth Thompson, CEO, Dalex Finance, Mr. Godfred Obeng Boateng, Founder, A1 Bakery, Mrs. Beryl Agyekum Ayaaba, CEO, Echohouse LTD and Miss Cordie Aziz, Founder, Evironment360.

“We are very excited for the partnership and the participation of the Ministry for Business Development to drive and promote entrepreneurship in Ghana and to have the Minister as our special guest of Honour for the Kick-off Event,” said Mr. Stephen Gyasi-Kwaw, the managing director of Global Entrepreneurship Network-Ghana, the official host of GEW in Ghana.

The week will be celebrated with a series of local and national signature events including a Policy Forum on Women Economic Inclusion, Start-up Weekend Accra where business will be created with 54 hours  and many more. For more about GEW and to register for any of the events or activities, log on to


About GEN Ghana:
Global Entrepreneurship Network –Ghana is a not for profit, non-partisan organisation based in Ghana that provides a platform of local, international programmes and initiatives to build, promote entrepreneurship development in Ghana. We work to foster healthier local Entrepreneurial ecosystem to help entrepreneurs unleash their ideas and turn them into promising new ventures—creating jobs, unearthing innovations for society and spurring economic growth and stability.

Global Entrepreneurship Network – Ghana is part of a Global Entrepreneurship Network which operates in over 165 countries independently, working to build one entrepreneurial ecosystem around the world.