Category Archive: Balloon Ghana

“Think big, start small and grow over time” – an interview with Balloon entrepreneur Desmond Mensah.

Through our various programmes, Balloon Ventures works with hundreds of entrepreneurs each year, helping them to innovate and grow their businesses through our groundbreaking enterprise curriculum. We’re always really proud of the results,… Continue reading

Climbing out of the box

Written by Balloon Ghana Fellow Efua Mercer I have always been a little put off by the idea of being a business owner. I have instead opted for the path of the office… Continue reading

Another Day in the Life of….

Written by Balloon Ghana Fellow JJ Slater Trying, testing and validating The day starts (early) with Bennett.Bennett is a Biochemical Sciences student at the University of Cape Coast and is a passionate producer… Continue reading

A Day in the Life of the Fellows

Written by Balloon Ghana Fellows Efua and Laura 5 – 7am: 5am in Cape Coast and a few of the more energetic Fellows are following the Ghanaian example and starting their day early:… Continue reading

Let’s chop: Food and business in Ghana

Written by Balloon Ghana Fellow Efua Mercer “Nature gave us two cheeks instead of one to make it easier to eat hot food” – Old Ghanaian saying. Fellows eating the fruit of a cocoa… Continue reading

The story of Innocents

Written by Balloon Ghana Fellow Perdie Alder When we have a business idea, how often do we test the idea before jumping in and investing all our time / effort / resources into… Continue reading

First Balloon progamme lifts off in Ghana

Written by Balloon Ghana Fellows Selam, Laura, Efua and Nathaniel  Ghanaian entrepreneur Winnifred bakes biscuits and sells them to the school children in her village © Lisa Freiburg Josh Bicknell and Doug Cochrane set up… Continue reading