Chapter of Seed Transformation Network has reiterated its readiness to
encourage national dialogue among stakeholders within the Ghanaian economy to
maximise the economic gains of the country.
The President of the Network, Madam Constance
Swaniker, speaking at the media launch of the Network in Accra on Wednesday,
said the Network believed that small and medium enterprises have an important
role to play in changing Ghana’s fortunes with regard to economic development.
“I call on the media to prioritise challenges
affecting Ghanaian businesses as part of their programming to draw the
necessary attention and facilitate speedy resolution by the relevant stakeholders,”
The Seed Transformation Network is a network of
founders & CEOs from across East, West and Southern Africa and India.
of the Network are leaders of high impact companies and market-driven social
enterprises who have followed and successfully completed the year-long hands-on
training of the Stanford Seed Transformation Programme.
Based in Silicon Valley (USA), Stanford Seed has
provided training for over 631 company owners and over 1200 business leaders
through this philanthropic programme.
over 100 entrepreneurs have benefited from this programme since 2013.
Members include founders and CEOs from a variety
of fields, from engineering services, education, transportation, energy,
manufacturing, retail and wholesale, construction, agriculture, healthcare,
consumer products, ICT, and marketing services, among others.
The Ghana Chapter seeks to empower its members
by providing opportunities to forge a common front and support each other grow
from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) into multinational companies
with the ability to compete at the global level for business
Swaniker emphasised that the contribution of members of the Network to Ghana’s
growth could increase tremendously if they receive the required support from
the relevant stakeholders including the media.
She underscored the impact made by the Network
in the various countries in which they operate saying; “recent studies, which
are based on self-reported data, show that 89 per cent of programme
participants have gone on to increase their customers, 50 per cent have entered
new geographies, 61 per cent have increased their revenue and 61 per cent have
The President of the Network urged other
Ghanaian entrepreneurs to join the Network in order to benefit from the
numerous opportunities available.
“Recruitment for the 2020 cohort is now underway, so I encourage you to share the news of this incredible opportunity with other promising business leaders who would benefit from this program,” she said.
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