The Kosmos Innovation Center Business Booster is an accelerator program developed by the Kosmos Innovation Center in partnership with Uncharted.

This 5-month (November-March) program will feature two 5-day bootcamps for local Ghanaian agribusinesses. The first bootcamp, Business Model Validation, is designed to provide entrepreneurs with a step-by-step methodology to quickly validate and refine their venture’s business model for growth. The second bootcamp, Investment Preparedness, is designed to prepare entrepreneurs to raise funding.

The program is designed to help small and medium size enterprises:

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Validate and refine their business model

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Prepare their company for growth

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Access the capital needed to build successful businesses

Whether your goal is to expand production, improve your product or service, or explore new marketing or distribution channels, this business accelerator program aims to strengthen companies that sustains livelihoods and creates jobs.

The program is now accepting applications from established companies with unique business models within the agribusiness value chain:

AgTech

AgFinance

Retail & Distribution

Processing

Food Safety & Traceability

Transport & Logistics

Nutrition & Sustainability

Here’s What Businesses Get

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2 Bootcamps

Two 5-day in-person bootcamps, featuring world-class curriculum that has been used by businesses operating in 94 countries around the world

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Mentor Introductions

A vast international network of world-class mentors who can share market insights and business development opportunities

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Access to Capital

Key introductions to a community of impact investors, venture capitalists, angel investors, and capital advisors to fund the next stage of your growth

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Technology Partners

Access tools from technology partners to improve your productivity and efficiency

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Collaborative Co-Working

Select companies may be invited to run their businesses from a collaborative co-working space, enabling entrepreneurs to share knowledge and resources with like-minded people

Our Selected Ventures!

Congratulations to our select ventures who’ve committed to scaling local, Ghanaian businesses to have an increased market share in the agribusiness economy of Ghana.

About our ventures

Beautysecrets
Manufactures premium natural skincare products with ethically sourced African butters, oils, and herbs

Gee Fresh Point
Turns guinea fowl into a globally accepted high quality and healthy source of meat

Meannan Foods
Brings hygienic foods (specifically eggs) packaged in an attractive way to the local market, highlighting their health value

Meclink
Builds a competitive world class Ghanaian agriculture company with greenhouse technology

MorinaKing
Develops a plant based product as a protein substitute for the global market

MorinaConnect
Through the Moringa tree, connects farmers to the global market for the highest quality, moringa-powered products

Naama Meat
Builds a “farm to plate” operation that raises cows, or conditions mature cows, for the market as premium meat

Peini
Processes local natural oils into tertiary products in food and cosmetics

Tilly’s farm
Produces high-quality pork products at affordable prices to meet the needs of our target market by optimizing and managing resources efficiently

Our Mentors

Facilitating mentor-mentee relationships is core to what we do, and this mentor team came together with the help of our partners Kosmos Energy and Impact Hub Accra. Here are the industry- experts who will be advising our selected ventures!

Abena Amoah
Abena Amoah

KEG Ad Council

Abena Amoah

Abena Amoah

KEG Ad Council

Amma Gyampo
Amma Gyampo

AmDeco

Amma Gyampo

Amma Gyampo

AmDeco

Bubune Sorkpor
Bubune Sorkpor

Lincoln Investment Advisers | Argon Captial

Bubune Sorkpor

Bubune Sorkpor

Lincoln Investment Advisers | Argon Captial

David Hutchful
David Hutchful

Bloom Impact

David Hutchful

David Hutchful

Bloom Impact

Dode Seidu
Dode Seidu

Frontier Marketing Advisors

Dode Seidu

Dode Seidu

Frontier Marketing Advisors

Dotun Osiyemi
Dotun Osiyemi

Doterrys Consulting

Dotun Osiyemi

Dotun Osiyemi

Doterrys Consulting

Dr. Bernard Lawer Tetteh-Dumanya
Dr. Bernard Lawer Tetteh-Dumanya

SGL Royal Kapita Limited

Dr. Bernard Lawer Tetteh-Dumanya

Dr. Bernard Lawer Tetteh-Dumanya

SGL Royal Kapita Limited

Festus Amoyaw
Festus Amoyaw

Acumen

Festus Amoyaw

Festus Amoyaw

Acumen

Jeremy Agyemang
Jeremy Agyemang

MOFA

Jeremy Agyemang

Jeremy Agyemang

MOFA

Leticia Browne
Leticia Browne

Intelligent Capital

Leticia Browne

Leticia Browne

Intelligent Capital

Mansa Amoah-Awuah
Mansa Amoah-Awuah

KEG Ad Council

Mansa Amoah-Awuah

Mansa Amoah-Awuah

KEG Ad Council

Prince Akpesey
Prince Akpesey

Databank

Prince Akpesey

Prince Akpesey

Databank

Timeline of Events

Applications Open!

August 23, 2017

Businesses within the agribusiness sector of Ghana are invited to apply! See the application for more details.

Applications Close

October 6, 2017

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis as they come in, so apply today!

Bootcamp 1: Business Model Validation

November 7-11, 2017

A bootcamp designed to provide entrepreneurs with a step-by-step methodology to quickly validate and refine their venture’s business model for growth.

Between Bootcamp Check-In's

November 2017-March 2018

Check in's to support businesses with additional introductions, or any other needs they may have.

Bootcamp 2: Investment Preparedness

March 2018

A bootcamp designed to prepare entrepreneurs to raise funding, with introductions to funders and access to capital.

Our Partners

We have an amazing team of partners. Kosmos Innovation Center in Accra, Ghana is the true champion of this issue, supported by Kosmos Energy in Dallas, Texas.  Uncharted’s implementation partner is the Impact Hub Accra, whose team ran an Investment Preparedness Lab during our first Lab cohort in 2015.

If you’re interested in partnering, send us an email!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • This program, including both bootcamps, will be held at the Impact Hub in Accra, Ghana.

  • Only one! Ventures that are selected will participate in the Business Model Validation bootcamp in November 2017, followed by the Investment Preparedness bootcamp in March 2018.

  • Yes. The focus of this program is to find and equip local, promising Ghanaian agribusinesses to become investment ready.

  • This differs for each program, but we typically choose 10-12 ventures.

  • There is no cost! We just ask that your team commits to being present for both 5-day bootcamps, with checkins in between and follow up calls afterwards.

  • Many of the mentors for this program will be local to the Ghanaian agribusiness ecosystem, but will feature some relevant international mentors as well. Please email Emily Scott to learn more if you are interested in being a mentor for this program!

  • Email Emily, our Global Labs Director. She’ll get back to you shortly!

  • Unfortuantely, applications for this program have closed. Stay tuned to see the companies that will participate!