No less than 15 entrepreneurs based in the state today slugged it out as they competed for honours in the MEGP Pitch Deck Series 3. The business pitch event, which held at the Ibom YIELD incubation hub, willington Bassey way, uyo saw the entrepreneurs pitch their enterprises in three distinct categories namely: Existing Business, Start-up and social enterprise categories.
The Pitch Deck competition which was also beamed live on video conferencing app- zoom had Investment enthusiasts – Idorenyen Asuquo, Manny Essien, Hanson Johnson, Lucy Ekpenyong and Michael Mustapha on hands to quiz the pitch makers and also make juicy investment offers to them.
The competition also had as judges, Bar. Ndiana-Abasi Etuk Kayeon Onyeka and Kingsley Attang whose duties were to carry out critical accessments on the performance of each presenters, as well as award them deserving scores accordingly.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Marketing and Brand Management, Mr Ime Uwah and Special Assistant to the Governor on Entrepreneurial Development, Mrs. Meflyn Anwana were among top dignitaries that graced the pitch event.
The MEGP Pitch Deck Series 3, is organized as part of activities that will culminate in the certification dinner for the 5th batch of the MEGP. Accordingly, results for the pitch competition will be announced during the MEGP certification dinner on Wednesday, 29th December, 2021, where winners in the Social enterprise, Existing Business and start-up categories will go home with one million naira, five hundred thousand naira, and two hundred and fifty thousand naira respectively.