The Caravan Entrepreneurship Program (CEP), the flagship program of Caravan Africa Project, is an initiative that provides a comprehensive framework to accelerate industrialization and create mass employment for young people on the African continent by interlinking local value chains to create cross-border ecosystems of STEM capacities and micro-entrepreneurial skills which through synergies can create jobs, drive trade & boost integration for global competitiveness.
Who Can Apply
The program is open to the following selected categories of applicants;
- Aspiring Entrepreneurs
- Consultants: Ghanaian consultants with expertise in market access, design, public sector engagement, product design, auditing, logistics, accounting and business development.
- Freelancers: Self-employed individuals with expertise in marketing, PR, Graphic design, technical writing and coding.
- STEM Researchers: Local Researchers with expertise in low-toxicity preservation, natural emulsification, processed food formulation, skincare formulation, organic and inorganic chemistry, polymer research and the plastics space in general.
- Wildcards – teams or companies outside of the selected value chains.
Entrepreneurs and Aspiring Entrepreneurs
- Applicants must be Ghanaian and be older than 18years of age.
- Business ideas proposed in the application must be feasible.
- Applicants must have knowledge and understanding of the proposed value chain product, the market, customers and competitors for their idea/business.
- Applicants must understand the basic financial requirements of operating a business, costs and revenues.
- Applicants must demonstrate potential for replication and growth of their value chain product or service to create jobs and wealth.
- Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential, capable of attracting people, customers and resources.
- Business ideas must be for profit and must be the original work of the entrepreneur making the submission.
- Ability to allocate time and resources to participate in the program, including attending periodic meetings, and implementation of field testing/pilot project in Ghana and other African countries.