Young Northern Entrepreneurs Encouraged To Apply For The 5th Edition Of Igniting Dreams


Oct. 9, 2022, 5:17 p.m.

Young entrepreneurs aged 15 – 30 from the five Northern regions have been called to participate in the fifth edition of Igniting Dreams (ID).

Igniting Dreams is an annual entrepreneurship development program that provides business development training, mentorship, and seed funding for young entrepreneurs in Northern Ghana. Its first edition was launched in January 2019.

The organizer behind such a noble program is the Coalition for Positive Impact (CPI), an incorporated non-profit organization focused on developing and nurturing Ghanaian youth into transformative leaders and entrepreneurs through innovation, mentorship, and technology.

CPI prepares young graduates for the job market and develops young entrepreneurs to create jobs by establishing and scaling their businesses. The Organization is headquartered in Wa – Ghana, where it operates.

The young entrepreneurs will benefit from Seed funding, leadership and business development training, mentorship, and networking opportunities. These resources help them acquire the needed leadership skills, business development expertise, and funding to launch, sustain, and scale their businesses.

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The whole idea is worth celebrating as, over the years, northern-southern migration has been a lingering problem. Youths in the northern parts of Ghana have always viewed the southern part as a land flowing with milk and honey. The side effect is that our southern part becomes choked, and social vices increase. Our northern part also becomes neglected and hinders growth and investments. The Igniting Dreams program will fuel growth and investment opportunities in the North.

Over the years, three participants stood a chance to win the prize and qualify for seed funding through a pitch contest among the Fellows at the finals. This year, 10 young entrepreneurs will be selected to join the Fellowship, and at least five will receive seed funding for their businesses.


  • The young entrepreneurs will need to apply and go through 2 interview stages to get selected. Their application needs to be truthful and honest.
  • Only existing businesses can apply (either registered or non-registered)
  • Businesses must not be more than 3 years old
  • Open to businesses from all industries
  • Applicant must be from or living in any of the five regions in Northern Ghana.
  • Applicant should be between 15 - 30 years

Apply here before 31st October 2022


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