GCB Bank-supported ‘Entrepreneur In You’ Campus Tour kickstarts with a full house at the Great Hall of KNUST


The main auditorium and upper quarters of the Great Hall of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) were flooded with tertiary education students from across Ghana as they gathered for the first edition of the ‘Entrepreneur in You’ campus tour organised by Maxwell Investments Groups (MIG).

‘Entrepreneur in You’, an initiative of Maxwell Investments Group (MIG) under the auspices of the Africa School of Entrepreneurship (ASoE), has been a catalyst for aspiring entrepreneurs since its inception in 2017. It fosters entrepreneurship and addresses global challenges by providing a platform for business development and serving as a beacon of inspiration for all.

The event, organised on Friday, June 14, 2024, attracted circa 2000 university students from the Accra and City Campuses of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), the University for Business and Integrated Development Studies (UBIDS), the Kumasi and Asante-Mampong campuses of the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED), the University of Mines & Technology (UMaT), Ghana Communications & Technology University (GCTU), and many others.

GCB Bank PLC, Ghana’s largest indigenous Bank, demonstrated its unwavering commitment to the country’s youth and entrepreneurship by partnering with and sponsoring the ‘Entrepreneur in You’ initiative. This commendable collaboration was the result of extensive discussions between Dr Maxwell Ampong, CEO of Maxwell Investments Group, and the Bank’s Head of Corporate Banking and Head of Special Projects & Investor Relations, Mr Linus Kumi and Mr George Fuachie, respectively.

The three gentlemen also led an engaging and knowledge-filled session with the participants at the Great Hall, where they directly responded to dozens of real-life questions from the students. GCB Bank PLC reiterated its support for the Youth of Ghana and revealed plans to continue working with Dr Maxwell Ampong and his team at Maxwell Investments Group to create a clear path to impact student funding via incubators, accelerators, mentorship, and training.

This initiative aligns seamlessly with global social impact standards, reflecting the core values of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria. By empowering the youth and fostering entrepreneurship by partnering, supporting and sponsoring the ‘Entrepreneur in You’ initiative, Ghana’s largest indigenous Bank, GCB Bank PLC, directly contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 4 (Quality Education), Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), and Goal 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure).

The event also responds to the clarion call made at recent world events, such as the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and the World Economic Forum, which emphasised the critical need for innovative and sustainable solutions to global challenges. By equipping the youth with the necessary skills and resources, GCB Bank PLC and Maxwell Investments Group are paving the way for a generation of entrepreneurs who are prepared to tackle these issues head-on.

In essence, the ‘Entrepreneur in You’ campus tour is not just a local initiative but a global movement. It is a testament to the power of collaboration between institutions with tremendous capacity for change and entrepreneurial ecosystems like ‘Entrepreneur In You’ with impact expertise in driving sustainable development. As the tour continues to inspire and empower students across Ghana, it reinforces the importance of youth engagement in achieving a more inclusive and prosperous future for all.

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