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ALX, 9mobile partner to empower young entrepreneurs


ALX Nigeria, a technology training provider, recently partnered with 9mobile to empower young entrepreneurs through the ‘Pitch Your Business’ competition.

The competition, which was organized to help entrepreneurs realize their business aspirations, showcased nine final contestants drawn from current learners at the different ALX programmes and hubs.

Judith Ekwunife of Marvel Personality emerged winner of the competition assessed by a four-man judging panel and was awarded the sum of N500, 000. Another contestant, Oluwatosin Mogbadunade of PlannedPath Consults emerged as the first runner-up and received N300, 000, while Odunayo Oladimeji with the business name CancerCompass received N200, 000 as the 2nd runner up.

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Chineze Amanfo, PR Lead, 9mobile, said that 9mobile’s sponsorship of the ‘Pitch Your Business’ competition by ALX Nigeria aligns with the company’s commitment to foster innovation, empower the youth, and contribute to the socio-economic development of Nigeria and Africa.

“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,” Amanfo said.

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.

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“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,” Seun Babajide-Duroshola, Country growth marketing manager, ALX Nigeria, said.

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.

The contestants and their business names are 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).