02 November 2017 @ 10:00 GMT
On 1st November, 2017 Crystal Capital & Investments Limited in collaboration with the LUG Business Society officially launched the Crystal Capital Student CEO Summit at the LUG A&C Campus in East Legon
The Student CEO Summit is an entrepreneurship, innovation & investments conference with a mission to discover, develop and mentor the next generation of globally minded entrepreneurs right from school.
The summit dubbed Crystal Capital Student CEO Summit is set to be an annual nationwide tour aimed at reaching over 30,000 students in 100 tertiary institutions across Ghana with over 100 dynamic young speakers. The Summit is hosted by the Student and Youth Entrepreneurs’ Network, a flagship network under The African Network of Entrepreneurs (TANOE).
Guest Speakers at the launch were:
- Martin Ofei - CEO, Crystal Capital & Invetments Limited
- Ekow Mensah - Founder of The African Network Of Entrepreneurs (TANOE)
- Charis Joshua Debrah - CEO, Adepa Shoes Ghana Limited
- Margret Dery - Winner, Miss Ghana 2017
- Seth Amegavie - Project Manager, Syenet
The CEO of Crystal Capital & Investments Ltd, Mr Martin Ofori stated that Crystal Capital is passionate about the development of entrepreneurship especially amongst young people and the establishment of investment clubs in all schools to encourage a culture of investments aimed at securing a financially stable future for students and also enabling student entrepreneurs to have access to startup capital to start or expand their businesses.
Ekow Mensah, CEO of TANOE also stated that the vision in 10 years for the summit is to build the capacity of and mentor over 300,000 students to consider entrepreneurship as a viable career opportunity, focusing their attention on building globally competitive businesses that can create employment and alleviate poverty.
The speakers at the event shared their experiences, and gave the audience insights on the benefits of saving and investments. They also stressed on the importance of time management and encouraged the students to start thinking like entrepreneurs now, and come up with ideas of businesses they can start after graduation.
There was subsequently a panel discussion between the speakers and audience that focused on the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful, how to identify investment opportunities and the need to create the right team with the right people.
More information on the Student CEO Summit is available here