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[15 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Sale of Solar Lamps in Ghana on hold | ]
Sale of Solar Lamps in Ghana on hold

The project in Ghana training local entrepreneurs to sell innovative, life improving products – such as solar lamps and solar mobile phone chargers – has been put on hold. Although the team managed to test quite a number of sales strategies, and has also managed to give ‘proof of concept’, we were forced to stop our business due to the devaluation of the local currency, and technical problems with our best-selling product.
The Ghana Cedi made a sharp drop just when we started our business, and we therefore lost our profit …

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[3 Jun 2015 | Comments Off on Calling all Female Entrepreneurs | ]
Calling all Female Entrepreneurs

On behalf of our partners in The Netherlands, we call all female entrepreneurs in Ghana to participate in Women in Business Challenge organized by BID Network.
The 6th edition of the Women in Business Challenge is a business plan competition aiming to address the problems of underinvestment and increase the number of opportunities for female entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Empowering women entrepreneurs through coaching services, tools and investor connections to progress their business to the next level is our goal.
The business plan competition is aimed at women entrepreneurs who are located …

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[23 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Crowdfunding Campaign Successful | ]
Crowdfunding Campaign Successful

In October 2014 Goodget started a successful crowd funding campaign to fund our Business & Innovation Centre for Female Entrepreneurs in Accra, Ghana. It was a very special crowd funding campaign, because all donations were tripled by the Cheetah Fund. Our goal was to collect 4.500 Euro from the crowd, and Cheetah Fund tripled it to 15.000 Euro. This money will be spent on making the house in Accra ready to accommodate groups of women entrepreneurs, and teach them about growing their businesses.
We want to thank you for your generous …

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[23 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on Feature in Dutch Business Magazine Brookz | ]
Feature in Dutch Business Magazine Brookz

Goodget and its founder Elvira de Rooij were featured in Dutch Business and Investors’ magazine Brookz. The article is in Dutch, and describes all our successes and challenges from the start of Goodget until October 2014. Special credit to our investor RVO, who explains the reasons for investing in Goodget in the article.
Read the full article in the Media section of this website

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[13 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Goodget Business Forum @ Royal Netherlands Embassy | ]
Goodget Business Forum @ Royal Netherlands Embassy

Together with Yente Foundation, Goodget hosted a Business Forum at the Royal Netherlands Embassy on 24. October 2014. The topic was:
 “Entrepreneurship & Social Business – Charting the Path Ahead”
The aim of the forum was to strategize and deploy action plans towards effective preparedness by local women entrepreneurs and organizations for the paradigm shift that development financing and access to credit is currently undergoing under the over arching sub-themes:

Funding Trends & Self-financing for West African Organizations and Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship as the mode for Financial and Environmental Sustainability
Capacity Building Needs
Empowerment of Women …