Orange Corners is an initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in collaboration with MDF West Africa, the Ghana Innovation Hub and our private sector partners. Our ambition is to further develop and strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ghana. We do this by enabling youth to develop their existing companies and by providing these entrepreneurs with the necessary opportunities, skills and access to markets and capital. We provide entrepreneurs with a 6-month acceleration programme. At the same time, Orange Corners serves as a bridge between these innovative entrepreneurs and the private sector. This offers a great benefit to all partners
The application form becomes available on our website prior to the beginning of each six-month cycle. Fill in all required fields and submit via the online application form submit button. Please make sure to check your inbox regularly to see if you are one of the 50 selected semi-finalists.
The 50 semi-finalists will be invited to participate in a compulsory two-day-long bootcamp in which a jury decides who are best placed to join the incubation programme.
Selection will be conducted according to the performance during the bootcamp. At the end of the bootcamp, 20-25 young entrepreneurs will be selected to participate for six months.
When can I apply?
Applications will open twice a year through our online platform.
What are the selection criteria?
• You are between 18 – 35 years
• Your company has been in business for over a year
• You offer a product or service that offers a sustainable solution to a local social, economic or environmental challenge
• Your business has proven its concept through sales
• You have at a financial statement for least one year
• You have multiple team members
• You are not participating in any other programs or competitions at the time of application
• You are serious about looking for investment – not grants
How can I apply?
You can apply through the APPLY NOW button on this website that leads to our application form on the website as soon as applications open.
How will this programme benefit me?
We will offer you access to our working space, partners and our experts to help build and scale-up your business, in the form of training and coaching. During the 6-month program we will have several workshop days, but will also engage with your business and team one-on-one, so we can support you when and where needed. If at the end of the program we have a clear investment need, we will help you look for the right investor for your business.
How will I know if I’m selected?
You will receive an email through the email address you signed up with which let’s you know whether you are part of the selection.
When does the programme start?
The second cohort of Orange Corners Ghana has now started.
Does it cost anything to participate?
Participation in the programme is free of costs. However, we will ask for a deposit and will require you to cater for your team’s transport costs to and from the Orange Corners at the Ghana Innovation Hub.
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Where to find us
Orange Corners Ghana | Accra, Ghana | Ghana Innovation (Hub in the middle block of the Accra Digital Center), Ring Road West, adjacent State Housing Company | [email protected]