Twenty Ghanaian startups graduated from the UNICEF StartUp Lab Accelerator, receiving GHS500,000 (US$445,000) in investment.
The UNICEF StartUp Lab is an accelerator programme dedicated to supporting businesses working to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for children and young people, led by UNICEF in Ghana and supported by KOICA through the “KOICA-UNICEF Accelerating Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Ghana” project.
After a six-month intense accelerator program focused on company and product development, 20 of Ghana’s most inventive entrepreneurs have graduated.
“We continue to be inspired by this new cohort of talented startups, who are leveraging digital technology and their business acumen to build new products and services to tackle some of the most difficult challenges faced by young people in Ghana today,” said Fiachra McAsey, deputy representative of UNICEF in Ghana.
“The 20 startups are made up of a cohort of smart, resourceful, and committed people from all around the nation. Through the UNICEF StartUp Lab Accelerator Programme, it has been our pleasure to walk alongside them over the past six months. We look forward to continuing to assist them as they join our alumni network and continue to improve the lives of children and young people in Ghana and beyond.