We just concluded the first edition of the MTN ARDIC program. We saw over 14 postgraduate students pitch their ideas and we must say we were impressed. All participants present had very unique ideas which treated various socio economic problems in Nigeria. They also received feedback from the judges.
We were pleased to have on our panel of judges, Ndubisi Ekekwe; Nigerian Professor, Dr Bolanle Oladejo: Rep of Prof Delmiros University College, Dr Debola Lewis: Deputy Dean of Students UI (University of Ibadan), Ephriam Nwokennaya. Director of Research in Department NCC, Alessia Balducci: General Manager Seedstars, Amina Usman, GM Northen Region MTN Nigeria and our Chief Transformation Officer, Olubayo Adekanmbi.
The event was crowned with a dinner night where we awarded the participants who emerged as winners, for their 6 unique business ideas. They all got 1 million Naira each and will receive a 6 months training with our partners, Seedstars.
We were honored to have had representatives from different government bodies present at the #MTNArdic event.
The winners of the 1miilion grant and the 6 months training with seedstars are;
1) Jonhalmarktech Solutions by Itoro
2) Nature Cares Resources Center by Toyin
3) Etechtra by Zainab
4) Logtech by Taiwo
5) D.I.C by Ibitoye
6) Mobia Capital by Angela
We can’t wait to see you and your awesome ideas next year. Keep innovating.
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