The Centre for Excellence, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (COE) Startup Challenge competition for students of Skyline University Nigeria reached its climax today (Tuesday 31st January 2023). Following the successful pitch of her business plan against 8 other competitors, Aisha Kabir, a 300-level student of the Entrepreneurship Department, was crowned the winner, receiving N5,000,000 investment, to accelerate her company ‘Care Home Plus’, an organization that provides care services for the Elderly.
The competition, followed a challenging pitching process in front of a panel of business experts, including Mr PK Gulati, the President Emeritus, of TIE Dubai, Ms Sicily George, the Executive Director, of TIE Dubai, Mr Sriram, Venkateswaren, the Chairman, of FullMark Group, Mrs.Anju Ganglani is Head Mistress of Prime Primary School, Prime College Kano, Mr Babangida Mohammad, the Manager of Contact Operations at 9mobile, Hajia Khaulat Idris Abubakar Bebeji, the CEO KMIA Medical Store and a host of other respective Judges.
The competitors, Maryam Nawar Nour Hanga, Ahmad Nura Umar, Aliyu Farouk, Aisha Kabir, Fatima Ahmad Nuhu, Aliyu Muhammad Atiku, Fatima Ibrahim, Amina Ali Ibrahim, Aisha Abdulaziz all showed creativity in their business pitch but the competition allowed only one winner to emerge with the best prize.
On announcing the winner, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Prof. Ajith Kumar V.V said, “This is a fantastic prize. Projects like this provide students with an incredible step up, giving them access to angel investors, mentors and support during a crucial stage of their business.”
Winning the competition Aisha said, “This award will give me the room to be creative and the space to push out my business plan to execution and create a strong brand. See the event in photos.