The programme kicked off with the first bootcamp in November 2019, where the mentors and entrepreneurs had the chance to first get to know each other in a beach setting in Elmira, Ghana. The bootcamp started with the 1-on-1 mentoring sessions; the core of any of enpact’s mentoring programmes. During the sessions, connections develop that facilitate the knowledge exchange between the mentor and entrepreneur and focuses on building long-term relationships that foster mutual growth and development.
The bootcamp also included workshops for the entrepreneurs to develop their business models, work on their pitch training and map out their ecosystems. At the end of the bootcamp week, enpact hosted a Startup Fair to give all participants the opportunity to network with the local startup ecosystem in Accra and showcase their progress throughout the bootcamp.
Following the bootcamp, the mentors and our team returned to Ghana in February 2019 for the 2nd module of the programme – site visits. The mentors visited the participating startups in their home base, toured in the Ghanian ecosystem, hosted workshops, got to know the local startup staff and partners, and conducted 1-on-1 mentoring sessions with the whole team.