The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme
The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) is a flagship policy initiative of the government of Ghana with the primary objective of providing an integrated national support for start-ups and small businesses. NEIP primarily focuses on providing business development services; startup incubators and funding for young businesses to enable them grow and become successful. The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) is therefore set within the context of Ghana’s long-term strategic vision of consolidating its middle-income status, building an industry-driven economy capable of providing decent jobs that are suitable and sustainable for development.
The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP) exist to enable new businesses to emerge and give them the space to grow, to receive financing and business development services, to secure orders during the critical formative years, and to tap into a wide supply chain and network for their growth years, helping to create jobs at a widely distributed national level. For NEIP to achieve it set objectives, NEIP will run on four (4) Key Implementation modules.
NEIP INCUBATION &
Provision of Subsidized Workspace for Young Entrepreneurs which will be resourced with business development facilities, meeting rooms, conference rooms, shared office space and other related service.
NEIP BUSINESS COMPETITION
& BUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAMME
National Early-stage Business Competition through which candidates will be selected for admission into the Incubator Hubs and receive funding on set criteria.
Setting up of Industrial Sub-contracting Exchange to link large industries in the supply chain process. These small Businesses and Start-ups will become the supply chain for goods and service to feed the large industries.
This fund would be a privately managed fund but under the supervision and management of NEIP and the Ministry for Business Development. The capital under this fund would be raised through Government support, grants from International agencies and from the Private sector.
This is the number of people who have benefited financially from the NEIP Project since it began.
This is the number of people who have been trained in entrepreneurship through NEIP.
This is the number of hubs that we have partnered with nationwide to provide training services to the applicants.
This is the amount of money that has been given out as funding to entrepreneurs since NEIP was launched.