Orange Corners have announced start-up entrepreneurs; Oluwatomisin Kolawole, Founder of Vinsighte, Ifeoluwa Adewumi, Founder, of Hillspring diagnostics, Chidumaga Unachukwu, Founder of Exergie, Olaseni Cole, Founder of Young Empowered Programmers (YEP) and Deborah Akpedeye, Co-Founder of Webtodi as first to fifth place winners of its innovation pitch competition.
Winners of the business pitch competition from each cohort have also been supported with seed funding of over N193,000,000 (One Hundred and Ninety Three million naira) to grow their businesses.
Recall that MSME Africa earlier announced a call for applications for the competition on December 16, 2022 for entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
Speaking at the awards, Director, Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business, Unilever, West Africa and the Chairman of the UN Global Compact Local Network in Nigeria, Soromidayo George shared her delight with the business ideas put forward.
She stressed the value of developing entrepreneurial skills and emphasized the fact that though a large number of people are employable, the reality is that there are few jobs available and competition is fierce for those that are available.
George congratulated the winners and urged the entrepreneurs to maintain their passion and continue offering answers to societal and economic problems.