BRIEF ON THE BET-GHANA BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
The BET-Ghana Business Plan Competition is an initiative of the BET-Ghana project, a trans- disciplinary research and transfer project between the University of Cape Coast and the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Germany. The competition is aimed at promoting start-ups and entrepreneurship in the Consumer Goods and Food Processing (CG & FP) industry as part of the broader goal of enhancing the employability and (self-) employment opportunities of students and graduates in the Ghanaian economy. Download COMPETITION POSTER
Structure of competition
The BET-Ghana Business Plan Competition involves a four stage process comprising:
1. submission of concept paper on a business idea in the CG &FP industry,
2. participation in a day’s training on business plan writing for top 20 shortlisted applicants,
3. submission of business plan by top 20 shortlisted applicants; and
4. pitching to a panel of experts.
Eligibility criteria for participation
In order to participate in the competition, applicant must:
1. be a non-final year student of the University Cape Coast studying through any of the modes available i.e. regular, sandwich or distance; and
2. have a business idea that falls within the CG &FP industry.
Applicants with business concepts that are already operational; and applicants who possess a valid national passport will have an added advantage.
Top 10 finalists will receive business implementation training in Germany in 2021.
List of Possible Consumer Goods and Food Processing Items
|Consumer Goods||Secondary and Tertiary Processing of the following Food Items|
|Soap (bar and liquid), shower gel||Roots and tubers (flour, gari mix)|
|Body and hair cream, lotion||Essential oils, omega 3 fatty acids|
|Packaging material such as paper, plastic||Meat and poultry products|
|Construction materials e.g. tiles, adhesives, putty fillers||
Chocolate drinks and cocoa based products
|Toiletries e.g. tissue paper, napkin, sanitizer||Fruit and vegetable drinks, beverages|
|Dispensers for washing, food storage||Nuts, seeds and processed spices|
|Clothes, hangers||Cereal grains, legumes|
|Coats and scrubs||Mineral water|
|Fashion designs and accessories e.g. beads, necklaces, hats, fascinators||Fermented and alcoholic drinks (noni juice, yoghurt, vinegar, dry gin)|
|Fashion accessories||Dairy products|
|Charcoal briquettes. activated charcoal||Egg powder|
|Chalk, markers||Sweeteners e.g. sugars, honey, stevia|
|Wig oil||Fish, sea foods, shellfish|
|Interior decor, wall papers, designer brush||Dried fruits and vegetables|
|Embroidery designs||Snacks, dessert, bread, biscuits, spreads|
The deadline for submission of a business concept is Monday, 15th June, 2020.