Go-Getters Hold Entrepreneurship Workshop at Covenant University
“Go-getters! No talks… all action” was the slogan that echoed at the main hall of the Covenant University Guest House as the Go-getters Foundation, an entrepreneurship organization, in conjunction with GMK Media - a top photography firm in Covenant University - held an Entrepreneurship Workshop, tagged, ‘Covenant University Entrepreneurship Workshop Agenda’ on Saturday, February 1, 2014. The event, graced by co-founders of four different organizations was designed to enlighten the students on how to run businesses and be successful in what they do. This, according to the Go-getters team, would help eradicate unemployment in Nigeria and beyond.
Among the speakers at the workshop were the co-founder of Jumia E-Commerce Website, Mr. Raphael Afaedor; the CEO of Freeme Digital Distribution Company, Mr. Michael Ugwu; the Chief Executive Officer of Hairven Hair Products and Director of Eaglewatch Security Limited, Mrs. Iroghama Ogbeifun; and the CEO of TVCLabs, Harry Tomi Davies. The speakers educated the students on ways to be successful when establishing a business or company and how to curb unemployment in the country. They recounted their personal experiences in the world of entrepreneurship.
Raphael Afaedor stated that the problem with Nigerians is that no one wants to face his or her problems. “When you decide to face the problem of unemployment, remember that it is going to be difficult”, he admonished the participants who were very excited by the prospects of becoming entrepreneurs.
Also speaking at the event was Harry Tomi Davies. He took time to explain investment strategies. He stressed his points with an accronym, “POEM”, which stood for Proposition, Organization, Economics and Milestones. He explained how his investments have helped him in his appointment as a board member of many multi-national organizations such as Strika Entertainment, Sproxil, Baas Online Properties, amongst others.
The workshop ended with a session of interaction between the students and guest speakers on how to initiate and develop business ideas.