13, GNA - In fulfillment of its pledge to support young entrepreneurs in Ghana,
the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre on Thursday presented prize packages for
the Pitch Winners of the Young Entrepreneurs Forum (YEF) 2019.
a Fintech plus innovative solution for maternal health emerged overall winner
of the pitch session and was awarded prize money of GH¢5000.00.
Omama Foods and
Divine Brainz, both agric companies dealing with the processing of nuts and
cereals respectively, were adjudged first and second runner-up of the contest.
received an amount of GH¢3000.00 and GH¢2000.00 respectively.
Mr Yofi Grant,
the Chief Executive Officer of GIPC, handed over the cheque to Dr Elvis Kuma
Forson, Ms Ama Safowaa and Victor Boakye Yiadom the Chief Executive Officers of
the respective companies.
He said all top
three companies would be absorbed into the Ministry of Environment Science and
Technology (MEST) Accra Incubation Centre for one month.
Mr Grant said
front-runners would receive equity financing from Quick Angels as a supporting
sponsor for the event and would be automatically absorbed into the National
Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme.
thanked the GIPC and the supporting companies and promised to work hard to
expand to encourage other start-ups.