KWSG to Sponsor 3 to Intra-Africa Trade Fair, Calls for Applications via Business Ideas
Kwara state government has reiterated its commitment to the creation of enterprising environment and supporting people with innovative ideas that can transform the economy fortune of the state for good.
This commitment was reaffirmed on Wednesday 20th of October, by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Job Creation, Mallam Aliyu Alhassan, while addressing Journalists on one of the programs designed by the Governor AbdulRasaq led administration to better economy fortune of the state tagged ‘Kwara Pitch Competition’
Alhassan, called on the people with innovative ideas to apply for the competition through Kwara State Government Facebook account said “the competition is open to young business owners who will pitch their product, service, or prototype to a team of successful men and women from different industries, noting that winners of the competition will be having opportunity to get trainings, mentorship, and several other opportunities to scale their brand”
Alhassan, added that the aim of the project is to scale up the economy fortune of the state and create abundant opportunities, saying “we are hoping to scale up businesses that will in turn create jobs and project our state on the map of innovations, enterprise, technology and development. These are part of the core goals of Mallam AbdulRazaq led administration” he said
Talking on the application processes, Alhassan, said “we have published an e-form that will allows intending participants to answer questions relating to their businesses, added that the electronics form inquires about the personality of the business, current investors, among others”
He, stated further that for the purpose of clarity of the business identity, “applicants are required to upload a presentation of 2 minutes video, which is expected to answer four questions, such as; the product/service, the targeted problem to solve, the uniqueness and the team members behind it”
He, however implore young people with innovative ideas to apply said “three best winners will be wholly funded by the state government to the upcoming Intra-Africa Trade Fair in Durban, South Africa by November 15 to 21st of his year”