It’s another year of business smarts demonstration and Students in Advancement for Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) Ghana, seeks to crown the national champions for the 2017 High School Entrepreneurship Competition. Will SAGE Earlybird Team retain the crown as national champions? Will SAGE Augusco and Presec reclaim their former position as winners? Or will this year’s edition experience new Teens on the Block?
Unlike previous years where participation was meant for schools with SAGE Clubs, this year’s edition is opened to all High Schools who are willing to nurture entrepreneurial smarts in their students. Winners of this year’s competition will not only walk away with the National Cup and prizes, they will also represent Ghana at the SAGE World Cup in Odessa-Ukraine, come August 2017.
- Students must form a team of 6 (with a teacher as patron)
- Students must submit a one-page executive summary of a business idea (either for profit making, or social impact) to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline, 19th March, 2017.
Following the submissions, the shortlisted schools will be contacted and given a coaching session ahead of the competition in May. Teams will be taken through the marking scheme/judging criteria, competition rules and program format & schedule. They will have direct access to the SAGE operational lead who will assist them in the preparation of their final presentation. The best team, as per the judging criteria, will be crowned winners.
According to the SAGE Ghana National Coordinator Mr Robert Klah, “entrepreneurship must not be left to chance. After 60 years of independence, Ghana has no choice but to consciously nurture entrepreneurial smarts within teenagers. The global competition demands it, business organisations require it, and the rate of unemployment necessitates it. The hope for a better Ghana begins with entrepreneurship, and SAGE seeks to lead the way.”
Therefore all high schools, old students associations, youth groups, teachers, parents, youth development organisations, donors, e.t.c., are encouraged to support the cause of entrepreneurship, by supporting a school/team to participate in the SAGE national cup.
The SAGE National High School Entrepreneurship Competition is supported by Live FM and High Skul Cliq, and powered by Entrepreneurs Africa.
For more information, please visit our website: www.sageglobal.org ; or social media pages: sageghana on facebook & instagram, and sage_ghana on twitter; or call our hotlines: 0248127169 / 0244611808.