Read everything about the program that is designed to maximize your development and to arrive at the best possible solution for the business case. Registration for the 2018 edition opens in April.
May 24th, 2018
The NBC starts off with a Kickoff day in both countries at the beginning of June. 60 pre-selected candidates will be invited in each country. During this interactive and fun day you can convince the company why you should participate in the NBC. You will form a duo and work on a business case related assignment. The companies select 10 duos (20 participants) in each country after the kick-off.
To prepare you for the study trips there is a Preparation Workshop in both countries on June 28th, where you will receive intercultural collaboration trainings.
July 6th – 16th 2018
At the beginning of July you will meet your teammates in real life! The 20 Ghanaian participants come to the Netherlands for a study trip. This study trip is all about getting to know each other and the business case better. There is a full program with workshops and trainings which are focused on entrepreneurship and personal & professional development. You will go on fieldtrips to the companies and coaches & experts are available to assist your team.
July 30th – August 11th 2018
At the end of July the 20 Dutch participants go to Ghana and work with their Ghanaian teammates in Accra, Ghana. This study trip is about research on the ground, meeting with Ghanaian stakeholders and finalizing the solution. All teams go on many field trips to visit relevant sights and experience the business case in real life. At the end of this studytrip, all teams present their final solutions in the big final at the residency of the Dutch Ambassador In Accra.
We want you, the companies and the solutions to benefit from this program even after it ends on the final. We encourage the companies to implement your ideas, as some companies did last year, and we want you to benefit from it too. You will have access to internships, start-up incubators, trainings and networking events which are open for you to utilize. On the 14th of September we organize an Extra Day which you are invited for as well as the company representatives to reflect on the progress that has been made and to network with even more company representatives.