Seed Transformation Network Ghana has inducted new members at an event held in Accra.
The Class of 2018, West and Southern Africa, are the latest to complete the year-long Stanford Seed Transformation Programme. The West Africa Centre was established in 2013 to equip entrepreneurs to lead their regions into prosperity. Leaders of private sector business are taken through intensive sessions taught by Stanford faculty and industry experts using experiential learning.
Made up of over 100 Ghanaian entrepreneurs, the Network has a mission to transform local companies into international players. It hopes to achieve this by creating a learning environment for members as well as competitive advantage through partnerships to grow their businesses.
Constance Elizabeth Swaniker, President of the Seed Transformation Network (Ghana Chapter) and CEO of Accents and Arts welcomed the new members and urged them to be guided by the values of Stanford Seed: “I entreat you all to live the Stanford Seed value of using your knowledge and skills to transform your businesses to grow the economy”.
She said the Network will work with relevant government agencies in the coming year to address the needs of members: “We are committed to building relationship with relevant government agencies and other stakeholders to elicit their support for the business needs of our members and how we can contribute to growth of the Ghanaian economy”.
Eugene Eluerkeh, on behalf the newly-elected Network members, expressed appreciation for the opportunity to be part of the Seed Transformation Network: “We cherish this platform that offers support for the growth of our businesses. I am convinced that together we can contribute to the development of Ghana,” he stated.
The event afforded the new executive committee, which was elected into office in September this year, an opportunity to network and share experiences with members. Other executives present at the event were Linda Ampah, Vice-President and CEO of Cadling Fashion; Samuel Agyapong Appenteng, Treasurer; Romeo Kwame Bugyei, Communications Officer; Georgette B. Sakyi-Addo, Learning and Events Officer, and ambassadors of the other cohorts.
The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (Stanford Seed) is a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative with the objective of ending the cycle of global poverty. Stanford Seed’s Transformation Programme supports established businesses with the potential to transform and scale-up.
Members of the Network are past participants who have successfully completed the Stanford Seed Transformation Programme. Over 100 Ghanaian entrepreneurs have so far benefitted from the training.