Ho Technical University partners with StartUpAfrica to foster innovation and entrepreneurship


Ho Technical University (HTU) and a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) have partnered to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

The NGO, StartUpAfrica is a Non-governmental organization incorporated in the United States of America, to build the future African economy by empowering students, mentors, and educators. It recently organized the StartUpAfrica Innovation Olympiad for TVET Students at the recently held Association of Technical Universities and Polytechnics in Africa (ATUPA) Conference in Accra, Ghana, where team HTU emerged winners.

The two (2) parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) virtually on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 to mark the start of the great journey into the
coaching opportunities for students in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The partnership is aimed at providing mentorship which will be a significant step towards equipping students with the skills and knowledge required to become successful entrepreneurs.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ben Honyenuga, and the Chief Executive Officer of StartUpAfrica, Mr. Mon’gare Erastus in a ceremony witnessed by senior officials of both institutions.

According to the Vice-Chancellor, the partnership will augment the University’s efforts to nurture entrepreneurial students, who provide innovative solutions to address unemployment issues in Ghana and across Africa.

During the signing, he spoke at length to cover the benefits of the partnership. He noted that through StartUpAfrica’s support, students will gain valuable insights, practical experience, and guidance to embark on entrepreneurial ventures once they graduate.

Further, the CEO, Mr. Mon’gare noted that, by nurturing a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation among students, it will contribute significantly to the economic development of the society and empower young people to create their own opportunities.

He added that his end will work with the University to establish the StartUpAfrica Innovation Centre to provide entrepreneurial coaching and mentorship to other young people across Ghana.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh


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