The Orange Corners acceleration programme in Ghana is an initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, implemented by GrowthAfrica, Africa’s foremost business accelerator in partnership with Fidelity Bank, Emergent Payments, Friesland Campina, Vivo Energy Ghana, Meridian Port Services (MPS), Koudijs, Peoples Pension Trust and Cargill. 

Our goal is to support the growth of ambitious entrepreneurs while helping to develop Ghana’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. To achieve this, we empower young entrepreneurs to formalise their ventures by offering a structured business acceleration programme. This includes access to capital, mentorship networks, and market opportunities. The Orange Corners Ghana initiative spans a 6-month acceleration programme comprising five 3-day workshops spaced four weeks apart. It also involves post acceleration in-business visits over 9-12 months to facilitate the development and execution of growth plans, along with masterclasses and personalised coaching sessions. Additionally, the Orange Corners programme facilitates connections between innovative entrepreneurs and the private sector, providing avenues for accessing finance, notably through the Orange Corners Innovation Fund. 

What Orange Corners can offer you

  • Business acceleration

    Structured business acceleration to help you audit, design and implement your business’ growth plan. 

  • Coaching and mentoring

    Events and networking sessions to connect you to potential partners, entrepreneurs and eco-system players for your business growth. 

  • Coaching and mentoring

    Coaching and mentoring sessions to help you with your personal development as an entrepreneur and leader. 

  • OCIF

    Ventures successfully completing the programme can apply for the Orange Corners Innovation Fund, offering up to EUR50,000 in partial grant and loan at 5% interest for 2 years. 

  • Personalised follow-up

    Access to experienced mentors and industry leaders to help you with feedback and follow up on your progress and development. 

  • Further access to finance

    Access to funding opportunities beyond the Orange Corners Innovation Fund. 

  • When can I apply? 

    The application period for Cohort 9 is March 22,2024 – April 28, 2024 

  • How can I apply? 

    You can apply by clicking on this link to the application form:

  • How will this programme benefit me?  

    The Orange Corners programme offers significant benefits for entrepreneurs. It offers several online masterclasses and GrowHow sessions to offer practical industry insights for entrepreneurs. (Please check regularly on the website and social media pages for dates and details.) 

    Successful applicants to the acceleration programme will benefit from a 6-month acceleration process and up to 12 months of post-acceleration catalytic support with an assigned growth catalysts. Participants will have an opportunity to access funding from the Orange Corners Innovation Fund and other sources of funding from partners and benefit from facilitated networking, mentorship and coaching sessions from industry professionals. 

  • How will I know if I am selected? 

    The recruitment team will update you on the status and progress of your application through each stage of the process. Regularly check your emails not to miss any notifications. 

  • When does the programme start? 

    The Orange Corners programme hosts 2 cohorts annually. In 2024, we will be recruiting Cohorts 9 and 10. Key dates for cohort 9 are below: 

    • Application period: March 22,2024 – April 28, 2024   
    • Shortlisting and selection: April 2024 to May 2024   
    • Contracting and onboarding: June 2024   
    • Cohort 9 officially commences: July 10, 2024 

    There will be 5 workshops spaced 4 weeks apart and a Gazelle Investment Forum. Please see dates below: 

    • Workshop 1: July 10, 2024 – July 12, 2024 
    • Workshop 2: August 7, 2024 – August 9, 2024 
    • Workshop 3: September 4, 2024 – September 6, 2024 
    • Workshop 4:  October 2, 2024 – October 4, 2024 
    • Workshop 5: October 29, 2024 – November 1, 2024 
    • Gazelle Forum: November 28, 2024.  
  • Does it cost anything to participate? 

    This programme is fully sponsored by Orange Corners. However successful applicants selected to participate in the acceleration programme will pay a non-refundable programme commitment fee of 250 USD. Travel costs to and from Orange Corners programmes are borne by participants. 

Contact Orange Corners Ghana

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Where to find us

Orange Corners Ghana | WhatsApp and call: 050 391 5090 / 0244 343 121 | The Rhombus, 1st floor, Adjacent to Kanda Post Office, 24 Tumu Avenue, Kanda Estate, Accra, Ghana| [email protected] 
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