The Middle Boot Camp of the second edition of the MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship in Accra (Ghana) took place from Monday, March 16th to Saturday, March 21st, at the Catholic Institute of Business and Technology (CIBT).
The Middle Boot Camp is a crucial part of the E4impact MBA. It consists in an intensive week of lectures, group projects and moments of mentorship and coaching, designed to help participants hone their Business Models. At the end of the MBC, entrepreneurs take part in the Business Model Competition, where they present their projects in front of a jury of investors.
During this Middle Boot Camp, 32 MBA participants attended courses including Business Model Design, Entrepreneurial Marketing and Business Ethics, delivered by an international faculty made up of lecturers from ALTIS and CIBT.
Mark Cofie Junior attended the Boot Camp as guest speaker. He is founder and CEO of EMCEE Solutions, a local company active in integrating SMEs suppliers within the Supply Chain of multinational companies and in the Real Estate sector.
The Business Model Competition of the E4impact MBA in Accra
The Business Model Competiton was held on Saturday March 21st. Participants presented projects from different business sectors in front of a jury composed of the following members of the local business community:
- Kwame Annor (Senior Vice President – Business Banking and Advisory Services, The Royal Bank);
- Leticia Browne (Head of Investor Relations, Ghana Angel Investors Network);
- Faustin Dahito (Regional Representative – West Africa, Uniafrica);
- Hamdiya Ismaila (General Manager, Venture Capital Trust Fund);
- Rex Kontor (Vice Chairman and Executive Director, Weston Group);
- Nepeti Nicanor (Lecturer on Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Ashesi University);
- Fabio Roncarolo (Head of Operations, ENI Ghana);
- Massimo Ruscio (Head of Human Resources, ENI Ghana);
- Teresa Testa (Economic Commercial Attaché, Embassy of Italy in Accra).
The three winners are:
- 1st classified David Mumuni with Flippy Campus (a mobile app that helps college share information with students);
- 2nd classified Ama Dede Cudjoe with A-Z Cereals (a start-up producing baby foods from local cereals);
- 3rd classified Eric Kojo Nti with Precise Medical Supplies (a one-stop shop for medical & laboratories supply in Western Ghana).
None of them was in the top-three during the previous Business Idea Competition, so they owe our sincere congratulations.
Three entrepreneurs were also awarded as “Best Performers”, given to the great social impact brought by their businesses:
- Osei Bobie (Farmers Hope, producing and distributing bio-fertilizers all over Ghana);
- Edem Kofi Yevutsey (Green Earth Organic Crafts, valorizing the traditional knowledge of Ghanaian women in producing natural cosmetics);
- Desiree Innocent Nang (Body Basics, aiming at serving Gabonese farmers with a holistic micro-finance approach).
Now the entrepreneurs will go through a period of distance learning lessons, the next in-presence period will be the 4th Long Weekend in May.