The Ghana Angel Investor Network (GAIN) has held its first Business Pitch Session on 27th March, 2012 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. The Ghana Angel Investor Network (GAIN) is a network of Angel investors with a passion for investing in early-stage businesses with significant growth prospects and the potential to generate superior returns.

The Pitch Session was attended by Members of GAIN (Business Angels). GAIN is a high-powered network of successful entrepreneurs and business executives who have made their mark in business and have the strong passion to grow new ventures.

The entrepreneurs, who were nominated through a robust selection process by the GAIN Secretariat, pitched their business ideas to the Business Angles in a bid to source equity capital to start their business. The Business Angels made investment decisions on deals presented based on their individual assessment of the growth and scalability potential of the business.  Entrepreneurs who are successful at closing an investment deal with Business Angels will  receive significant non-financial support including green channels, strategic networks, technical support, and nurturing from the Investors and the GAIN Secretariat.

“Access to capital for early-stage companies is one of the major challenges for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs in Ghana.  However, through the efforts of GAIN, access to capital can be increased tremendously.  We expect this to translate into the formation of more high-flying businesses, creation of jobs, and the expansion of economic activity for the Country” say’s Percival Ofori Ampomah – The Officer in charge of GAIN at the Venture Capital Trust Fund.

He further added that “Entrepreneurs who succeed at closing a deal with Investors can be assured of world-class mentoring and an armory of support from Investors, as well as GAIN Secretariat and its corporate partners, which include the Venture Capital Trust Fund.”

If you are ready to begin your entrepreneurial journey and you need capital to turn your idea into reality or expand your business, you can make a formal application to have a chance to pitch your business at GAIN’s next Business Pitch Session  or call 233-0302671459 for further information on how to apply.