The Business In A Box (Bizbox) Project | Ghana Enterprises Agency

Year started: February 21, 2024 | Current status: Applications closed

Business stage:
Ideation (Pre-revenue)
Startup (Post-revenue)

Sector Agnostic

Duration: months | Mode: In-person and Virtual | Participation Fee: Free

Number of participant accepted per cohort:

Location(s): Ghana – Western – Takoradi |

Brief Description

The Business In A Box (BizBox) Project is a partnership between the Mastercard Foundation and Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA). The goal of the 4-year Project is to create dignified and fulfilling jobs for 250,000 young people in Ghana, with 70% being women and 10% Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) by 2027. The synergy of this partnership lies within the Agency’s mandate as the apex body to promote and develop Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises(MSMEs) in Ghana and the Foundation’s vision for Ghana; to enable 3 million young women and men access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030. The intervention ultimately aligns with the Government of Ghana’s goal to address youth unemployment by building an entrepreneurial nation and creating 1 million jobs for Ghanaian youth.

Training details

Describe the format of your programme.:

The BizBox Project integrates tools, learnings, and support needed by the youth to start and grow their businesses. Through training, mentorship, and coaching, qualified participants proceed to receive support with business formalization, product certification, and more. Through five main pillars namely:
i) Youth Skills Development
ii) Access to Markets
iii) Access to Startup Kits
iv) Youth Social Networks
v) Institutional Strengthening, Policy, and Regulatory Support, the Project will create long-term employment opportunities for participants by leveraging existing structures, recognizable business associations, and partners, among other strategies.

Brief detail of instructors used:

Current Partners and Funders

Implemented with: NEIP

Other partners and funders: MasterCard Foundation

Support provided

Non Financial Support Provided: Technical Assistance & Capacity Building

Financial Support Provided: Grant