The forum featured streaming sessions with entrepreneurs in the United States of America, who shared insights into how they overcame business challenges.
Three local entrepreneurs, who were Mandela Washington Fellows, also interacted with participants highlighting possible business opportunities and challenges as well as how the Mandela Washington Fellowship propelled their businesses.
Miss Michelle Cloud, Regional Public Engagement Specialist at the US Embassy, speaking during the event in Tamale, said the forum formed part of activities for the global entrepreneurship and international education weeks.
She said it was an opportunity for the Embassy to bring resources and programmes being run in Accra and online to the northern part of the country.
Miss Cloud stated that sustaining entrepreneurship was an interesting area of the Embassy, adding it sought to promote livelihood and economic development.
Madam Ruka Yaro Delima, an entrepreneur, and a Mandela Washington Fellow advised young entrepreneurs to overlook challenges, and work hard to overcome them, saying “Entrepreneurship is not any easy journey but worth it in the end.”
She encouraged young people to conceive business ideas, embrace partnership, and work towards being competitive and said competition enhanced the growth of individual businesses.