eCampus represents Ghana in US$50k startup challenge in Dubai

After emerging winner of the National Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition in Ghana, eCampus LLC will represent the country in this year’s global Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Dubai to compete for a US$50,000 grand prize.

Prior to being adjudged the national winner in Ghana, eCampus pitched against other start-ups such as TalentinAfrica, Divine Brainz Ghana, NASPA Auto Spa and Service Hub. The event which is slated for March 24, 2020, according to the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), will offer the platform for eCampus to compete with about 100 start-ups globally for the grand prize with the sponsorship covering flight, accommodation and VIP passes.

The key objective of the Pitch Competition was to discover Ghanaian startups with huge potential to expand and to penetrate the global market with confidence.

AIM, an initiative of the UAE’s Ministry of Economy is one of the leading platforms for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

It is also the largest global investment gathering of corporate leaders, policy makers, businessmen, regional and international investors, entrepreneurs, leading academics and experts showcasing up-to-date information, strategies and knowledge on attracting FDI.

Director of Investor Services at the GIPC, Edward Benjamin Ashong-Lartey said the domestic competition formed part of Ghana’s preparation to participate on the global scene in Dubai.

“The key objective of the Pitch Competition was to discover Ghanaian start-ups with huge potential to expand and to penetrate the global market with confidence” he said.

The GIPC is confident the event would connect businesses and countries willing to engage in sustainable partnership with investors.

Mr Ashong-Lartey explained that while the start-up ecosystem in Ghana was still developing, the country is beginning to witness a new generation of entrepreneurs.

Cecil Senna Nutakor, Founder and CEO of eCampus said it was an honour to emerge the winner to represent the country.

eCampus is a mobile application that enables students to learn, practice and do research on digital gadgets like mobile phones and computers.

Source: Goldstreetbusiness

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