Igniting Dreams (ID) is an annual flagship program hosted by Coalition for Positive Impact, an organization that has youth growth and development as its topmost priority. CPI goes the extra mile to provide a platform that nurtures ideas and young businesses into compelling success stories.
The event brings together youth from diverse communities and backgrounds on a common dais to discuss and share ideas on topics centered on entrepreneurship and leadership. It also offers participants the opportunity to interact with some selected inspirational and successful entrepreneurs. This year’s event; which is the third edition in a row, will be held in the Upper West Region – which currently happens to be the poorest region in Ghana with poverty incidence of 70.7%.
Igniting Dreams serves as a platform for youth within these areas to be empowered and enlightened on how to become effective leaders and innovators, building and managing businesses that will create jobs and eventually lead to a reduction in poverty levels. It is one thing to dream and it is another thing to turn ones dreams into reality. At Igniting Dreams, you are not only provided with the magic wands that will make your dreams come true; you are also given a platform that will aid you to transform your dreams into actionable realities.
As part of Igniting Dreams is a business pitch competition where young business owners and entrepreneurs are made to pitch their business ideas which is judged by a panel of distinguished entrepreneurs. Winners of the pitch are awarded seed capital to scale their businesses. Last year’s gold winner won GHS 1000.00. This year, the prize for the gold winner has been quintupled to GHS 5,000.00. Other winners (Silver and People’s Choice winners) will win amounts not less than GHS 1,000.00.
Speakers for this year’s editions include but not limited to: Sangu Delle (Esq) (Founder and CEO, Africa Health Holdings) , Dr Laud Anthony Basing (Founder and CEO, Incas Diagnostics), Madam Maria Johana Yuorpor (Founder and CEO, Mara Foods), Mr Mumuni Sulemana (Director of Programs and Operations, NYA), Mr Antiku Abdulai Seidu (CEO of Antika Company Ltd), Mr Kwakye Appiah (Founder and Creative Director of StepHapp Ghana) and Mr Kamil Nabong (Founder and CEO -Hub&Fund).
Igniting Dreams, 2021 will happen live on 9th January, 2021, at the Blue Hills Hotel, Wa, Ghana. Rate is a cool GHS 25.
THEME: Building a Business in the midst of a crisis; threats and opportunities for young and emerging entrepreneurs
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