Kristen Picot expands the StartUP initiative to Ghana

At the beginning of February, the Sr. Vice President for North American Special Programs, Kristen Picot. Announced that she has moved to establish offices in the capital city of Ghana, Accra.  In doing so Ms. Kristen Picot will be establishing CJF Ghana as a registered NGO out of Ghana that will serve as the oversite organization for StartUP Accra.  For more information on why Ms. Kristen Picot choice Ghana, you can find her answer to just that question:

Why Ghana

“I strongly believe that Accra, Ghana, is a prime location for investment in entrepreneurs. There are several compelling reasons why I believe this.

First, Ghana is one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa, with a young and dynamic population. This has led to a surge in entrepreneurship and innovation, particularly in sectors such as technology, agriculture, and renewable energy. This presents a wealth of opportunities for investors who are willing to support and partner with these entrepreneurs.

Additionally, Accra is a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship in West Africa, with a thriving startup ecosystem. The city has a range of co-working spaces, accelerators, and incubators that are supporting the growth of new businesses. These organizations provide crucial resources and support to entrepreneurs, including mentorship, funding, and access to networks.

Furthermore, There is a growing interest among international investors in Ghana and West Africa more broadly. This has been driven by the region’s large and growing consumer market, its abundant natural resources, and the potential for high returns on investment. By investing in entrepreneurs in Accra, investors can tap into these opportunities and help drive economic growth and development.

Finally, investing in entrepreneurs in Accra can have a significant positive impact on the local community. By supporting local businesses, investors can help create jobs, drive innovation, and contribute to the overall economic development of the city and the country. This can have a ripple effect, as successful businesses reinvest in the local economy and create further opportunities for growth. Investing in entrepreneurs in Accra, Ghana, presents a compelling opportunity for business professionals looking to expand their portfolio and make a positive impact on the world. With a dynamic and growing economy, a thriving startup ecosystem, and a wealth of opportunities, there has never been a better time to invest in this exciting market.”



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