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What is neip?

The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) is a flagship policy initiative of the government of Ghana with the primary objective of providing an integrated national support for start-ups and small businesses. NEIP primarily focuses on providing business development services; startup incubators and funding for young businesses to enable them grow and become successful.


The ultimate aim of NEIP is to enable entrepreneurs, empower innovation and accelerate job creation for Ghana’s teeming unemployed youth. 

What is the neip program?

The National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) is therefore set within the context of Ghana’s long-term strategic vision of consolidating it middle-income status, building an industry-driven economy capable of providing decent jobs that are suitable and sustainable for development.

When can I contact neip for support?  
What types of business ideas are supported by neip?  
Is neip assistance limited to start-ups only?  
Who can apply for business support from neip?  
What is the mode of application?  
Why is a Business Plan part of the neip application process?  
Are financial estimates necessary in submitting an application?  
Do I need a recommendation letter to support my Proposal?  
How much financial assistance can neip provide?  
Can I submit multiple business proposals to neip at the same time?  
How are successful Business Plans selected?  
How do I know if my Business Proposal is selected?  
What other support does neip offer to young people with ideas?  
Does neip support joint venture business proposals?  
Does it matter where my business is located?  
How is assistance from neip disbursed?  
Will I be expected to pay back financial assistance received from YES?  
Will YES have any interest in my business after I receive the assistance?  
In what ways can I support the neip programme?  
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