GHATBI provides an incubator services platform exclusively in the agro-processing and technology sector that identifies, invests, nurtures and grows micro and SMEs in high-growth, high-impact, business-to-consumer (B2C) opportunities. It is the first incubator group of its kind in the Western Region of Ghana and currently has active portfolio companies under management in the health, wellness, beauty and organic fruit juice processing industries.
Identifying and Nurturing Indigenous Agro-Businesses in Ghana
GHATBI’s mission is to optimize the linkage between agriculture and industry by developing healthy, organic, quality products for the benefit of everyday consumers in Ghana.
GHATBI’s vision is to transform the country’s diverse raw materials and create industry out of Ghana’s plentiful natural resources. By 2020, GHATBI aims to manage over fifty (50) micro-to-SME businesses.
GHATBI invests in and supports agro businesses that meet at least one or more of the below highlighted criteria:
GHATBI purchases equity stakes in all portfolio businesses in exchange for investing seed capital and providing management support. While the incubator has an initial “Made in Takoradi” theme with the city’s 500,000+ population, selective opportunities in the Greater Accra region and northern city of Tamale will also be considered for investment and support. Priority will be given to Accra and Tamale ventures that help portfolio companies integrate into other parts of their respective value chains.
The GHATBI Team
Ghanaian Operational Team with Extensive Background and Experience in Agricultural Technology, Agro-Processing, Plant Science, Biochemistry, Accounting, Marketing, Local Sales, Entrepreneurship and Finance.
GHATBI Operations Team
GHATBI Board and Advisors
“Do not follow the path. Go where there is no path to begin a trail.”
GHATBI has important relationships with professors, student leaders, alumni and administrators from Ghana’s top universities and technical institutions such as Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi), University for Development Studies (Tamale) and Takoradi Technical Institute.
These institutions serve as:
1) a constant source of top quality opportunities for the incubator
2) a long-term partner in offering instruction, support and business skills development for GHATBI entrepreneurs
“…agriculture provides the best opportunity to use modern methods to change the lives of many, within the shortest possible time.”
H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana
State of the Nation Address, February 21, 2017