NEIP CALLS FOR APPLICATION

The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan-NEIP, under the Ministry of Business Development and its Private implementation partner African SME organization-ASME are calling for prospective applicants to enter application for NEIP Business Support Program(NBSP). NEIP is a flagship program of the Government of Ghana to support and promote entrepreneurship and business development. NEIP was launched by the president Nana Addo Danqah Akufo-Addo with a seed capital of USD10 million which is expected to be scaled up to USD100 million through Private Strategic Implementation Partner (PSIP)

A. HOW TO APPLY

All applicants are requested to complete a detailed application form at www.neip.gov.gh or www.africansme.org The application can be submitted online or printable form which can be scanned and submitted via enquiries@neip.gov.gh Applicants are requested to submit duly filled

B. APPLICATION AND DEADLINE – Applications are submitted online via www.neip.gov.gh, where you will find detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, etc. – Applications period 2nd November 2017 → 3rd December, 2017 midnigt GMT – The deadline for application is 3rd December 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

C.SELECTION PROCEDURE

STAGE 1 Submission of Bio-Data and brief business idea Training of all applicants which will include Business Plan writing, developing of Business model and developing and presenting a Business Pitch

STAGE 2 Submission of a 5 page (font size 12 new times roman) business plan Training of Applicants to further enhance business plan and coaching on how to pitch your business.

STAGE 3 Submission of a 20 page business plan and a 60 second video pitch. – Final selection by …….. – Publication of results to be communicated later

D. CALENDAR OF ACTIONS

Launch of the call for applications → 2nd November, 2017 Application deadline →3rd December, 2017, 5 pm GMT -Greenwich Mean Time

E. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Any Ghanaian.

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