July 2018



This summer Foundervine is thrilled to be hosting the Vine Summer Gathering, our inaugural social networking event for diverse innovators and entrepreneurs, who want to start up, scale up and turn their vision into reality.

Foundervine have a thriving community of 200+ founders, mentors, investors, freelancers and partners and we’re excited to invite ambitious future leaders to join us for a jam-packed evening.

What can attendees expect on the night?

Young aspiring entrepreneurs can make new connections, discover exciting business opportunities and practice their pitching skills in front a live audience. Come and gain practical advice on how to launch your business and make it a stomping success!

The theme for our first Vine Summer Gathering is #CommunityConnected. We are proud to be hosting this event in partnership with PwC Multicultural Business Network (MBN) and Power Circle, a millennial networking community.

We are also happy to announce that our event hosts PwC Multicultural Business Network will be offering guests an exclusive invitation to join their upcoming Diversity Career Mentoring Programme. Additionally, Foundervine is partnering with our friends at Power Circle to offer 8 lucky entrepreneurs the opportunity to:

+ Pitch their business idea to a handpicked audience of entrepreneurs, mentors and investors

+ Gain expert feedback from PwC mentors

+ Enhance their network through our Vine Networking Challenge

We really do want to make this evening as engaging and worthwhile for members who are entrepreneurs, freelancers and investors, so if you do fit into one of these groups please register as we’d love to see you there.

So why are Foundervine hosting this event?

Well, we’re very proud to be an active start-up community with diversity at our heart. We run inclusive, high-impact entrepreneurship development programmes for 14-24 year olds. What makes us distinct is that we are determined to do things differently, to be outspoken and to invest in the next generation of founders in the UK and globally.



Tickets are free and give participants membership to the Foundervine community, access to support from our business partners and the opportunity to network with other like-minded young professionals and aspiring entrepreneurs.


Help Foundervine spread the word about the Vine Summer Gathering by sharing the Eventbrite link and posting about the event on your newsletter or social media profiles.

Here’s some social copy to get you started:

‘Join Foundervine at the Vine Summer Gathering on August 16 to build your professional network, pitch your business ideas and gain advice from seasoned mentors. Register for your free tickets today! https://bit.ly/2L6fphW


Foundervine is a social enterprise that helps talented, young founders grow through high-impact programmes, events & community. At the very core of what we do is a commitment to ensuring that regardless of background, every young person has the opportunity to build the skills, experiences and aspirations needed to succeed in tomorrow’s economy. For more information on Foundervine, SU54 and imagery please contact Marketing Manager Letitiah Obiri at lobiri87@gmail.com.

Academic Outfitters: using our collective expertise to outfit vocational training, career mentorship & access to employment opportunities

Who are Academic Outfitters?

We are a team of individuals based in the UK and Ghana who are committed to using our collective expertise, knowledge, networks and experience to provide mentorship to aspiring Ghanaian youth today, so they are among the best in tomorrow’s workforce. We are called Academic Outfitters because we remain convinced that academic achievement should be ‘outfitted’ with a package of vocational training, career mentorship and access to employment opportunities. We have teamed up with individuals from key diaspora organisations such as Star 100, FOG and 1st Step Ghana in order to realise this goal.


What do we do?

Our aim is to facilitate access to professional mentorship of aspiring Ghanaian youth today, so they are among the best in tomorrow’s workforce.  In order to do this, we deliver contextually relevant professional mentorship programmes to cohorts of Ghanaian university students and recent graduates both remotely and face to face, on an annual basis.


We will deliver a two day workshop in October 2018 and it will be entitled ‘What Does My Employer Want From Me?’ Our workshop will aim to introduce students to the essential skills and expected behaviours from young professionals wishing to launch and build a successful career, from the perspective of local employers and industry experts.


Our Engagement Survey

In order to deliver a workshop that is as relevant to the Ghanaian job market as possible, we are asking employers and industry experts, to complete a brief engagement  questionnaire to help us identify the most important issues and topics they feel will need to be addressed the most during the event. We will use the information gathered from the survey to not only inform the event, but use it to tailor the content of our future programme activity.

This is why Academic Outfitters needs your help! If you are an employer (Chief Executive, Director, President), recruiter or hold a management position in any company in Ghana we need you to lend us your views about student and graduate employability in Ghana. The  5 minute survey can be found when you click here. You can also find out more information my contacting us at info@academicoutfitters.com, or by connecting with us on Twitter: @outfitters_ngo.

Our intern, receiving a token of thanks.