Delegation Trip to Ghana - Meet and connect with the Ghana ecosystem

The second edition of our business delegation trip will offer a first-hand experience of Ghana’s economy and entrepreneurship ecosystem, and present opportunities for international collaboration. It will give visiting delegates an up-close and firsthand look at business opportunities in the Ghanaian market, digital innovations in the local startup scene, and the culture of the Ghanaian people. There will be organized sessions, tailored meetings and networking opportunities for business founders, investors, enablers and key stakeholders to meet and interact. 

Together with our partner Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH, we at the AfricaBerlin Network connect the Berlin ecosystem with Africa’s leading startup and innovation hubs.

The overall objective of the mission is to link Berlin & African-based companies, investors and enablers with counterparts from Accra, Ghana.

Delegation trip dates: 24-28 April 2023

Registration deadline: 8 March 2023


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What to expect during the trip?

  • Participation in exclusive pitch & networking events
  • Networking with the most important enablers, multipliers, and potential business partners
  • Deep dive into the local startup ecosystem
  • Meetups with stakeholders & institutions
  • Success stories and panel sessions
  • Site visits to co-working spaces and innovation hubs

Why join us?

  • Get to know Ghana’s startup ecosystem and key sectors
  • Get to know ecosystem players & stakeholders 
  • Get a sense of the culture & people 
  • See places, hubs and innovation 
  • Have a chance to pitch your business before potential investors and partners
  • Get connected and be part of the AfricaBerlin Network
  • See innovation and possibilities 
  • Meet relevant people
  • Make business, internationalise your business
  • Expand your business contacts and get to know a new market

Who can apply?

  • Startup founders and managers
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Venture capitalist/investors
  • Enablers and hub managers 
  • Business founders with intention to expand to the Ghanaian market
  • Germans of Ghanaian descent interested in exploring local business opportunities

What do you need to apply?

For everyone:  

  • A plan/interested for internationalization (Whether as a startup, a support organization or an investor) 
  • Your organization/startup/company should already be registered and established in your location

For startups: 

  • Your company products/services and generated the first revenues 
  • Your company has more than 3 full-time equivalent employees
  • Your company has closed a funding round (at least series A funding)

What will the week look like? 

DAY 1 | 24 April  | Arrival day 
DAY 2 | 25 April | Conference Day w/ Panel, Pitch & Deep Dive Sessions
DAY 3 | 26 April | Partner site visit and discussion on Diversity in AI & Accra Digital Circle Speed Dating and Networking
DAY 4 | 27 April | Hub Visit & Sightseeing Tour
DAY 5 |  28 April | Community Breakfast, Networking & 1:1 Meetings
DAY 6 | 29 April | Departure day
(Exact programme tbc)

Do you meet the requirements?

Then simply fill out our questionnaire until the 8th of March 2023.

After the application deadline, we will review all received applications and select the companies to join our physical delegation program. All applicants will be informed within two weeks. 

Please note that due to the nature of the program, travel and accommodation expenses are to be paid by yourself and will not be reimbursed by organizing parties.

Application deadline 8 March 2023
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