August 2016.

DAIN Network – Free Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 


For Youth, Young Adults and SMEs

In Accra, Ghana – August 2nd, 3rd and 4th

at Kofi Annan AITI Center

8:30 am – 5:30pm


Keynote Speaker, Hon. Dr. Hanna Louisa Bisiw,

Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture


***  Register Here  ***

It’s Free!!!



In partnership with lead sponsor Kosmos Energy


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Venue location:
Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT is located at the 2nd Avenue Ridge,Opposite the Council of State. GFA / GIJ Road

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  • If you’re into farming

  • If you’re interested in building a value-added venture in agriculture

  • If you want to know how to integrate yourself into a supply chain

  • If you want to build the next agribusiness consumer brand

  • If you want to find capital for your agriculture venture

  • If you want to help alleviate Post-Harvest Losses (PHL’s)


This workshop is for you!

You will also obtain great critical-thinking skills and mentorship, too!

This is a free workshop!!!



Venue is – Kofi Annan AITI center


DAIN Network offers free entrepreneurship bootcamp training to entrepreneurs, farmers, startups, and SMEs who are in the agribusiness verticals. This training will be offered by Nii Simmonds, the founder of DAIN. Our bootcamps teach the average entrepreneur how to build a sustainable agribusiness venture using various critical-thinking exercises and business frameworks. There will be a lot of group activity focused on getting entrepreneurs to think outside the box.

If you’re a first-time entrepreneur with an idea you want to scale into a business, you probably need mentorship, advice, and some startup capital. DAIN Agribusiness entrepreneurship bootcamp can help. The sole purpose of this bootcamp is to teach you how to think critically – more specifically, thinking outside the box to address a market opportunity. Furthermore, we will give you the opportunity to interact with mentors, who will give you some input on scaling a business, and pitching it to potential partners and investors. It’s also a chance to address any issues or resource gaps in your idea – and develop answers to the tough questions investors or partners would ask before handing you capital.



DAIN’s bootcamps are designed for the average person on the street who needs help, to scale an idea or business in the agribusiness verticals, in Africa. Most participants in our past bootcamps are looking at building and scaling value-addition enterprises, enterprises that can be household names in someone’s fridge or cupboard – but to also help alleviate the food security situation.


What to expect during the Bootcamp:

DAIN designs it’s bootcamp trainings to make the learning material fun and interesting to it’s participants, with a lot of group activity, critical-thinking skills, videos, and elevator pitch sessions. The hope after the event, is to give you, the participant, skills and training – to help you make better decisions, with the hope of obtaining capital. On the last day of the event, there will be an elevator-pitch competition. The judges will be a mix of local investors and other professionals. Prizes will be given to the best elevator pitch and overall business models. The winners of the pitch will be matched with local mentors and potentially, mentors from the Diaspora.


Lead Instructor

Nii Simmonds assists entrepreneurs to scale ideas and ventures that can be integrated in supply and value chains. Proven leader and manager, with over 15+ years of experience in private and public sectors. Grown a vast network in Africa, Europe, and North America that has led to growing public-private-partnerships, managing collaborations, and influencing policy. Extensive experience in entrepreneurship, business strategy, capital markets, and business development. Nii also advises African countries on engaging and partnering with their diaspora communities for Trade, Investment and Skills Development for inclusive private sector development: Agribusiness, Clean Tech, Off-Grid Technologies, etc.Nii is focused on helping early-stage agribusiness entrepreneurs focus on scaling innovations and startups, which can make African agriculture more efficient. For example, innovations or technologies that can help preserve and alleviate food losses. These ideas should be scalable to build a thriving enterprise – to help employ workers to help with Africa’s food crisis, but to also generate jobs and a financial return to potential investors. Nii also teaches entrepreneurship and critical-thinking skills to farmers, co-ops, youth, and entrepreneurs in various African countries.