ALX Nigeria and 9mobile Collaborate to Empower Emerging Entrepreneurs

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9mobile, Nigeria’s leading youth-friendly telecommunications company, has partnered with ALX Nigeria, a distinguished technology training provider, for the “Pitch Your Business” competition. The competition, designed to empower budding entrepreneurs and help them realize their business ambitions, featured nine finalists selected from the current cohort of learners across various ALX programs and hubs.

The talented contestants and their ventures included Patrick Asuama (Mechanic Africa), Abayomi Odole (Topical Test Limited), Ani Aloysius (Bellator Imperium Mech Tech Services), Odunayo Oladimeji (CancerCompass and Med Crescent), Oluwatosin Mogbadunade (PlannedPath Consults), David Oladele (VeldtsDigital Technologies), Oniya Olaiya Joseph (TAG-ALONG LTD), Judith Ekwunife (Marvel Personality), and Olanike Ogundiran (Seamailer).

Judith Ekwunife, the entrepreneur behind Marvel Personality, emerged victorious after a rigorous evaluation by a four-member judging panel. She was awarded the grand prize of five hundred thousand Naira. Oluwatosin Mogbadunade of PlannedPath Consults secured the first runner-up position, receiving Three hundred thousand Naira, while Odunayo Oladimeji, with the business name CancerCompass, claimed the 2nd runner-up spot and was awarded Two hundred thousand Naira.

Commenting on this collaboration, Chineze Amanfo, PR Lead, 9mobile, said, “At 9mobile, we are committed to fostering innovation and supporting the growth of entrepreneurs across different industries. We recognize the potential within the youths and their ability to drive transformative change through entrepreneurship and we are happy to partner with ALX Nigeria to provide startups with the necessary support to succeed”.

She emphasized that 9mobile remains Nigeria’s most innovative and tech-driven telecommunications company committed to promoting entrepreneurship ideas that boost the nation’s creative economy.

“9mobile’s sponsorship of the ”Pitch Your Business” competition by ALX Nigeria aligns with the company’s commitment to fostering innovation, empowering the youth, and contributing to the socio-economic development of Nigeria and Africa.”

Seun Babajide-Duroshola, Country Growth Marketing Manager, ALX Nigeria, said “This partnership excites us as an organization because we are not only focused on providing quality and in-demand tech skills to our learners, but we are also passionate about how they can improve their entrepreneurial skills and achieve their business goals.”

The ”Pitch Your Business" competition by ALX Nigeria represents a unique opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to highlight their innovative business ideas and solutions that can positively impact their communities and beyond. Through this partnership, 9mobile aims to provide a platform for these young visionaries to amplify their voices and receive the necessary support to bring their ideas to fruition. 9mobile is a youthful brand, and we want young people to thrive and succeed in their ventures.

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