The #innov8GH incubation program

The Ghana Innovation Hub has launched the #innov8GH Incubation Program, which is starting this January. It is a 3-month program, consisting of several workshops, access to co-working space, coaching and validation budget for your business idea. The most viable idea will win 50,000GHC to further build their business. Entrepreneurs can apply until December 31st (Midnight/GMT) at

Have you identified a challenge or problem in Ghana? Do you have a business idea to solve it? Do you have the skills to build this solution, product or service? Are you developing Ghana’s next innovation, but need some help with the business model, market access and network? Be one of the businesses to receive business development support, mentoring and seed funding! Apply before December 31st on

During this three month program, we will help you with the market validation of your idea. This means further defining the problem, developing the right offer, finding the first customers, designing your operations, your team and building the right partnerships for your business. The main topics of the program are:

  • January 17-18: Building your business model
  • February 7-8: Building your operations and partnerships
  • March 14-15: The financials and the next steps
  • March 28: Pitch event

All businesses will receive one hour of coaching a week and a team building workshop during the program.

For the three months of the program, you will have access to the co-working space of the Ghana Innovation Hub. After workshop 1 and 2, you can apply for a market validation budget (up to 5,000GHC per workshop), to test your offer in the market and really show the potential of your business during the pitches. We will jointly design these budgets based on the milestones you want to achieve with your business. At the end of the program you should have a business model with a first proof of concept and an action plan which allows you to further build your business. The most viable business gets 50,000GHC (a combination of cash, office space and further support) for their next steps.

We will be selecting 15 businesses. Your idea does not have to be fully refined yet, but should have the potential to become commercially viable. If you can show you have the (technical) skills to develop the product or service, we will help you with the business development.

To apply for the #innov8GH incubation program, you need to (1) be registered on the website ( ) as an entrepreneur. Watch this video on  for instructions on how to do this.

When you have registered and uploaded your business (or idea) summary, then click on the apply button and upload the documents to your profile. The documents required are (2) the filled application form and (3) a first draft of your business model canvas. It is optional to include (4) business registration documents, (5) a recommendation letter on your behalf and (6) a video pitch of your business.

Please contact us on [email protected] in case of questions. We look forward to your applications!

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