Speaking at the launch of the Believe Begin Become national business plan competition, Ashesi's President, Patrick Awuah encourages Ghanaian entrepreneurs to be bold, and to hold fast to the values of hard work and integrity (click for full speech). The Believe Begin Become competition is managed by Technoserve, with funding from the Google Foundation.

The competition's organizing committee includes Ishmael Yamson, former Managing Director of Unilever and CEO of Ishmael Yamson and Associates; Tony Oteng Gyasi, Managing Director of Tropical Cable and Conductor Ltd; Ken Ofori-Atta, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of Databank; Grace Amey-Obeng, Managing Director of FC Group of Companies; Patrick Awuah, Founder & President of Ashesi University; and Nick Railston- Brown, Country Director of TechnoServe - Ghana. For more information about the competition, visit the competition web site www.believe-begin-become.com.