Seven entrepreneurs have graduated from the newest Founder Institute Ghana programme, which concluded in a virtual graduation ceremony with a pitch to mentors, investors, business leaders, and former alumni from across the world.
The Founder Institute, which is based in Palo Alto, California, and was founded in 2009 by Adeo Ressi and Jonathan Greechan, links companies with professionals who share equity in their success. Its business-building process has helped graduates raise over US $950 million to date.
Since its inception in Ghana, the programme has spawned a slew of promising digital startups, including Grow-For-Me, Akoo Books, and Insurerity, and its most recent iteration was held entirely online.
Spiika, an ed-tech platform, Fantasy Gold, agri-tech service Smart Farmer, entrepreneur support platform Duapa Werkspace, logistics startup lage, toilet ownership service Wunpini Sanitech Engineers, and talent identification platform Rheyod Global were among the seven graduating businesses.
“Without doubt, the programme is one of the best filters to determine who is serious, and possesses the grit, determination, resilience, and work ethic that all entrepreneurs must demonstrate,” said FI Ghana managing director Simon Turner.
“The programme is not for the faint-hearted, but what can be achieved in 16 weeks can ultimately save years of time, and costly mistakes sending good money down the drain, needlessly.”