Patience Gbeze/Doris Amenyo, GNA
Accra, Nov. 3, GNA – The African SME
Organisation (ASME), a Private Sector Implementation Partner (PSIP) for the
National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) would soon launch the
Young Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competition to inculcate entrepreneurship
spirit among the youth at their early stage.
The competition would be introduced at Senior
High Schools and the winner will get the opportunity to participate in La Caixa
Foundation Competition in Barcelonia, Spain.
Mr Yaw Asamoah, the Executive Director of
ASMA, who announced this at a media launch in Accra, said La Caixa Bank based
in Barcelonia, Spain together with the China Europe International Business
School (CEIB), are voting 100,000 dollars to the competition.
He said the competition in Ghana would be
organised by the (CEIBS) in partnership with the NEIP and ASME Organisation.
The competition in Ghana would involve
participating schools where one team that would emerge as the champion would go
to represent Africa at the international contest in Barcelonia, Spain.
“The winner of the contest in Spain will go
for further training at Silicon Valley,”” he added.
He said La Caixa Foundation competition is an
annual contest that brings together students from the ages of 14 to 16 years
around the world, to compete in an entrepreneurship challenge.
Mr Asamoah announced of an oncoming African
SME Summit on the theme, “Micro-multinationals – Scaling up with Technology”
with sponsorship from Ecobank in collaboration with CEIBS, Graphic
Communications Group, Busy and Uber.
He said the event would bring together
speakers from Ghana, Nigeria, USA, South Africa and the United Kingdom and over
1000 delegates across the globe are expected to participate.
Professor Mathew Tsamenyi, the Executive
Director of CEIBS, said the business plans that the schools would submit would
deploy a curriculum on the topic for the benefit for the rest of the
He, therefore, pledged their commitment to
ensure the success of the programmes.