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Company registration – NBC 2018

Dutch companies can now register to participate in the 2018 edition!

The New Business Challenge Ghana will be organised for the 5th time in the summer of 2018 and there is place for 5 Dutch companies that are doing business in Ghana.

Why participate?

During the NBC, Dutch and Ghanaian students will be working on solutions for business challenges of Dutch companies. There is a program in place for the students, including studytrips and workshops, which is designed to maximize their development and to arrive at the best possible solution for the business challenge.

18 Dutch companies have already participated in the previous editions of the NBC and they indicated that their participation benefited them as follows;

  • They gained fresh ideas for business challenges;
  • Got insights for new business and future projects;
  • Increased their network of relevant business partners;
  • Were able to showcase their services and products to potential new customers;
  • Increased their access to new talent. 24% of the participants did an internship at one of the companies.

The companies rewarded the quality of the participants with an average of 8,1 and the solutions with a 7,5.

Experience of participanting company
Maxim Nyansa (participating company 2016) is a striking example of a company that benefited enormously of their participation. They used one of the solutions for their business propositions and are now implementing it. “The participating teams made valuable contacts, and continued making new contacts after the program. we have hired one of our trainees as a sales manager and he is currently following up on all schools visited by the NBC teams.” says the business representative of Maxim Nyansa, Benedicta Ababio-Nkansah.

Investement  

We do not ask a monetary fee for participation, but ask all companies to commit to the program, invest time in guiding the participants, and mostly that they are interested in young entrepreneurial minds. Since a program is in place for the participants and the teams work mostly independently, the amount of time spent by representatives is relatively low.

More information on the timelines and  participation as a company can be found here.

Register for the NBC 2018 
Are you a Dutch company that is doing business in Ghana and are you interested to participate in the 2018 edition? You can contact us before February the 10th to register. Contact Afke van der Woude in Ghana afke@gnbcc.net  or Cees Dekker in The Netherlands cees@sustainablemotion.nl