Aurelia Abena Attipoe and The Pitch Hub Ghana
Sub-Saharan Africa, with countries like Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, has the highest number of people engaged in early-stage entrepreneurial activity worldwide as reported by The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor in 2014. This number has steadily increased over the years, proving that so much potential exists in the region to create huge, thriving businesses and jobs, and to consequently transform the economy of the African continent. Quite sadly, the reality of actually existing businesses is far from this. Despite the favourable numbers of really brilliant business ideas, most businesses remain stagnant or die at the early stage due to lack of financial resources necessary for growth.
Given this background, it is clear why The Pitch Hub Ghana’s initiative is the timely intervention Africa needs. The Pitch Hub Ghana seeks to solve the problem entrepreneurship in Africa by forming partnerships with existing start-ups and initiative incubators to provide young entrepreneurs with skills necessary to attract and persuade investors and donors to fund their businesses and social enterprises. The Pitch Hub helps social enterprises consisting of well-meaning persons structure their enterprises to impact local communities. This is both genius and emulable.
The work of The Pitch Hub, Ghana is at no cost to entrepreneurs!!! Its team engages in liaising with investors by connecting entrepreneurs with potential investors and donors free of charge. We have seen testimonials of their impact on their social media platforms including Instagram (@thepitchhub) and their website www.pitchhubghana.com
The Pitch Hub Ghana, undoubtedly, is an initiative that has the potential to transform the business and social entrepreneurial climate in Africa. This transformation is much-needed given the high levels of poverty in Africa amidst governmental policies that do almost nothing to offer access to wealth creation mechanisms for citizens or reward ideas.
Aurelia Abena Attipoe, a graduate of Computer Science and Statistics from the University of Ghana, is the brain behind this initiative. She presented the project at the idea stage at the 3rd annual Global Youth Forum held in Dubai in 2017 and emerged the overall winner. Ms Attipoe also interned with Bank of America, Merrill Lynch during the summer and will be joining the Bank as a full-time employee in 2019.
Ms Attipoe has always lent her voice and strength to initiatives that empower women and help them become the best version of themselves such as The Lady and Women In Debate. She firmly believes in gender equality. She is an entrepreneur, social activist and humanitarian who seeks to transform Africa and the world.
Ms Attipoe is a model for African Youths and women all over the world. We are so excited to see a fellow young African woman create and implement an idea that could transform the scale of business and social enterprises in Africa. We hope this initiative is extended to Nigeria and other parts of Africa in the near future!
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