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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

PITCH DECK 2021: PRE-COMPETITION TRAININGS COMMENCE. SA on Entrepreneurial Development tasks A'Ibom Entrepreneurs on effective brand communication.

As part of events building up to the passing out/certification ceremony of the 4th batch of the My Entrepreneurship Goals Programme (MEGP), a business pitch competition tagged MEGP PITCH DECK has been put together to give Alumni of the programme opportunities to pitch their businesses to investors for a chance to win business grants and open up their enterprises for partnerships and angel investor collaborations. The pitch deck, which is in its second season, will see winners in the early start up and existing business categories win over one million naira in business grants.In preparation for the pitch deck, contestants gathered today at the Dakkada Enterprise Development Center, Uyo for Orientation and trainings. Speaking at the event, the Special Assistant to Governor Udom Emmanuel on Entrepreneurial Development, Mrs Meflyn Anwana said the pitch deck was put together to expose young Akwa Ibom business owners to standard pitch experiences, while also creating an opportunity for angel investors to see areas of investments and partnerships. Anwana urged the Entrepreneurs to take the pitch trainings seriously as the lessons could come in handy when they apply for other major pitch events. Speaking further, the governor's aide told the contestants that the benefits of effective brand communication cannot be overemphasized.

Other speakers who spoke at the training include Mrs Menyene Emine, who spoke on Creativity and Innovation in enterprise design and Iniobong Umoh, who taught SEO optimization and story telling. Others who took turns to train the contestants are Messrs Ufford Ebong and Seth Usanga who spoke on "revenue models, financial projection and investment terms" and "winning concepts in a pitch deck" respectively.

In an interaction with newsmen, the resource persons said that Entrepreneurs in the state have been positively influenced by Governor Udom Emmanuel's Dakkada philosophy, and commended the governor for creating an enabling environment for Entrepreneurship to thrive in the state.

The MEGP MSME Pitch Deck 2021 will hold on 17th June 2021 as part of the activities marking the end of trainings for the 4th batch of the My Entrepreneurship Goals Programme (MEGP) organized by the Directorate Of Marketing and Brand Management, Office of the Akwa Ibom State Governor.

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