Zongo Startup Program

About Program

Zongo Startup Program (ZoStaP) is an initiative by ZongoVation Hub, in partnership with the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), the Ministry of Finance, and the World Bank Ghana under the Ghana Economic Transformation Project (GETP).

The program aims to identify, train, mentor, and fund young entrepreneurs and startups from Zongo communities across Ghana, with the goal of catalyzing economic transformation in Ghana and Africa. The mentorship-driven startup incubation and acceleration program is tailored to young entrepreneurs in Zongo communities. The program’s first cohort is ongoing, with 20 entrepreneurs actively participating in its transformative activities. Activities include a 3-month startup incubation to validate prototypes, a 4-month acceleration to refine products and business models, Zongo Startup Summit for pitching to investors, and the establishment of the Zongo Founders Fund for early-stage funding. The program also emphasizes mentorship through the Zongo Business Roundtable, facilitating collaborative learning and valuable connections for both mentors and mentees.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

1

Identify and nurture aspiring young entrepreneurs and startups from Zongo communities across Ghana.

2

Provide rigorous training and mentorship to equip these entrepreneurs with essential skills, knowledge, and insights, enhancing their ability to navigate the complexities of the business landscape.

3

Offer essential funding to catalyze the development of innovative ideas into viable businesses, ensuring entrepreneurs have the resources they need to turn their visions into reality.

4

Fuel economic transformation in the Zongo communities by empowering entrepreneurs with the tools and confidence to drive positive change and foster innovation.

5

Cultivate a network of empowered entrepreneurs capable of contributing significantly to the economic growth and development of Zongo communities and beyond, creating lasting positive impacts on society.

Our Facilitator

Mr. Kamal Deen Yakub

CO - FOUNDER TROTRO TRACTOR

Kamal is a dynamic technology enthusiast, boasting an impressive 15-year career marked by exceptional prowess in business management, social development, and financial acumen. As a hands-on leader, he exemplifies a fervent commitment to the realm of social entrepreneurship, consistently delivering results.

With a distinguished track record, Kamal has a proven ability to conceive and enact financial and operational controls that substantially enhance profitability and competitiveness. His extensive experience spans diverse sectors, including NGOs, startups, and SMEs, both on a local and international scale.

Kamal's entrepreneurial spirit is exemplified by his pivotal role in co-founding pioneering enterprises. Notably, he played an instrumental role in the establishment of TROTRO Tractor Ltd, revolutionizing agricultural access for smallholder farmers in Africa through SMS and mobile app-based machinery rentals. Further displaying his innovative drive, Kamal co-founded an innovative crowd-farming platform, Farmable World Ltd, dedicated to empowering farmers.

Kamal's passion lies in the art of problem-solving, particularly within the domains of Agtech and Govtech, where he expertly deploys IoT and Digital Technology solutions. His unwavering commitment to harnessing technology for social and economic betterment continues to make an indelible mark on the industries he touches.

Our Startups

Our programs are designed to address the unique challenges and opportunities that startups encounter during their growth journey. From refining business strategies and honing leadership skills to leveraging the latest technologies and market trends, we provide startups with a holistic training experience that fosters resilience and adaptability. We are dedicated to creating an ecosystem where these startups can not only survive but also flourish, ultimately contributing to economic growth and job creation. Together, we aim to cultivate a vibrant community of entrepreneurs who are poised to make a lasting impact on the world.

ZAINAB AHMED

FOUNDER - ZEE’S SPICES

Zainab Ahmed, a dynamic entrepreneur, holds a Diploma in Education, but her true passion lies in the world of culinary excellence. She is the driving force behind Zee’s Spice, a venture that epitomizes the fusion of natural flavors and raw ingredients.

UMMUL-KHAIR SHUAIB

FOUNDER - ALKHAIR RAKHANAA

Ummul-Khair Shuaib, a dynamic entrepreneur, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a specialization in accounting. She is the visionary leader behind Alkhair Rakhanaa Enterprise, a versatile venture that encompasses various product offerings to cater to a diverse...

TONDIMAH YUSSIF BAWA

FOUNDER - BORLAHUB

Tondimah Yussif Bawa is a co-founder and visionary leader behind Borlahub, a pioneering smart waste management platform with a clear mission to enhance recycling rates and decrease our dependence on landfills. With a solid educational foundation comprising a B.A...

SADICK SALIH

FOUNDER - EDOEDO

Abubakar Sadick Salih is an innovative co-founder with a passion for technology and a deep commitment to making a positive impact through his creations. As one of the driving forces behind Project Edoedo, he is pioneering the development of an AI-powered app that aims to revolutionize...

NUHU TUAHIR

FOUNDER - PERFECT HIZAU FOOTWEAR COMPANY

Nuh Tuahir, an aspiring entrepreneur with a vision for footwear craftsmanship, is the driving force behind Perfect Hizau Footwear Company. Though he completed his education at the SHS level, Nuh's passion for footwear design and production has been a lifelong pursuit...

MOHAMMED TIJANI

FOUNDER - RENTMANN GHANA

Mohammed Tijani is a dynamic entrepreneur and visionary leader, recognized as the CEO and founder of Rentmann Ghana. With a strong interest in entrepreneurship and IT, Mohammed's commitment to addressing urban housing challenges has led to the establishment of...

MARIAM SEKYIAMAH

FOUNDER- SEKYI’S FASHION AND ART GALLERY

Mariam Sekyiamah is the visionary founder and owner of Sefag (Sekyi’s Fashion and Arts Gallery), a captivating brand that goes beyond fashion to celebrate diversity, honor craftsmanship, and embrace Africa's rich heritage...

MARIAM ADDAE LAWAL

FOUNDER- RIAM JUICE HUB

Mariam Addae Lawal, an enterprising individual, is the driving force behind Riam Juice Hub. With a BA in Economics from the University of Ghana, Mariam's educational foundation merges seamlessly with her passion for creating...

KHADIJAH OSMAN

FOUNDER- OSHKALIM FOODS

Khadija Osman, an enterprising figure, leads Oskhalim Food Processing, a venture aimed at crafting premium health organic teas to combat iron deficiency and cater to health-conscious consumers. With a strong education...

ILYASU MUSTAPHA

FOUNDER- HEROES ARENA

Ilyassu Mustapha, the visionary founder of Heroes Arena, brings his unique blend of ambition and dedication to the forefront of his business ventures. With an educational background from Senior High School...

HABANATU ABDUL RAHMAN

FOUNDER- HABAANAT LINK

Habanatu Abdulrahman, a graduate of Martin Luther King Junior Secondary, furthered her education at Mfantsiman Girls to pursue studies in the science field. She later enrolled at the University of Ghana, where she focused on...

GIBRIL YAKUBU

FOUNDER- YGT

Gibril Yakubu, widely known as Tanko, hails from the vibrant Attakrom village under the Jasikan municipality in the Oti region of Ghana. A promising young individual, Tanko is pursuing a business education as a first-year student at Lakeside University College.

FUSHEINI AYISHA GOMDA

FOUNDER- AISHA’S TREND

Fusheini Ayisha Gomda, a University for Development Studies graduate in Agribusiness, is the driving force behind Quality Trend. This online venture specializes in ladies' accessories like bags, dresses, sandals, and laces...

FALILA ABDUL RAZAK

FOUNDER- SUSTAINIFY

Falila Abdul-Razak, holding a B.A in Integrated Business Studies with an Accounting option from the University for Development Studies, boasts over 3 years of experience in financial management...

DANIYAL QAUAYE

FOUNDER- MIRADAN FARMS

Daniyal Quaye is a visionary entrepreneur with a strong background in biochemistry. Holding a BSc in Biochemistry, Daniyal's unique blend of scientific knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit has led to the establishment...

AMATUS FRANKLIN

FOUNDER- NAAMA’S TYRE

Franklin Amatus is a graduate of Ho Technical University, where he studied Information Communication Technology (ICT). He is a visionary entrepreneur at the helm of NAAMA’s Designing and Training Centre, a unique venture...

ABUBAKAR SADIQ ISSAKA

FOUNDER- ISHAK TEA

Abubakar Sadiq Isakah is a driven entrepreneur who graduated with a diploma from GHANA Telecom University College. He is the visionary behind Ishak Tea, a burgeoning business that specializes in producing and distributing ...

ABDULMUMIN ABDULNAFIE

FOUNDER- DIGITAL TEK

Abdulmumin Abdulnafie is a dedicated professional with a strong background in Electrical/Electronic Engineering. Holding an HND degree in the field, he is the driving force behind Digital Tek, a pioneering company ...

ABASS BUSHIRA

FOUNDER- BUSHARA BUSTAN

Abass Bushira is the founder of Bushara Bustan, a venture that stands at the crossroads of innovation and agriculture. Bushara Bustan employs eco-friendly and smart agricultural practices for the pineapple production process...

AHLAM SUHIYINI ABDUL RAUF

FOUNDER- AHLAM FARMS

Ahlam Suyini Abdul-Rauf, a visionary entrepreneur, is the driving force behind FND Farms, a transformative venture dedicated to redefining how people perceive and access...

Our Sponsors

We are profoundly grateful for the trust our sponsors have placed in us, and we look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts to bring about positive change and create a brighter future for all. Their belief in our vision and their willingness to stand by us during both the challenges and triumphs have been truly inspiring. It is through their generosity and belief in our work that we have been able to make a meaningful impact on our community and beyond.

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