The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan, Mr John Kumah, is expected to address the Legon Chapter of Graduate Students’ Association, on how to help start-ups find their grounds, expand and create the quantum of employment required to enhance livelihood of Ghanaians.
The breakfast seminar which is scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, seeks to draw the attention of stakeholders to the promotion of entrepreneurship, which has been recognized as an important strategy that can leverage the energy of individuals and the civil society to expand the creation and supply of jobs.
According to a statement issued by the President of Legon Chapter of the Association, Mr Rock Ashley, it has been observed that, many graduates with business ideas find it difficult to succeed in their quest to start and grow their businesses.
Hence, the need for such encounter with industry players, and policy makers among others to help start-ups find their grounds, expand and create the quantum of employment required to enhance livelihood of the Ghanaian, as well as boost the economy.
According to preliminary findings from a field research study by the Boston Consulting Group, in several African countries, only one job exists for every six to seven potential applicants. And there is an urgent need to encourage more business start-ups and more entrepreneurs. The statement also revealed.
The statement also indicated that the University of Miami (Florida) Launch Pad Programme emphasized business plan assessment and mentoring, or networking components for students, who were potential new business starters.
“The Ontario’s Conrad Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre at the University of Waterloo (Ontario), combines business skills training with exposure to mentors who have practical business experience and connections, and who can help students learn how to see and evaluate opportunities, develop business plans, and engage potential funders, partners and customers”. It concluded.
With the expertise of the panel, it said, they therefore hope to use this opportunity to orient graduates and launch them on the pedestal of successful entrepreneurship.”