The annual entrepreneurial acumen for High School Students dubbed CR8TIFF Business Plan Competition Season 2, under the theme “Let’s Make a Difference” took place on the 13th Aprill,2019 at the Centre for African Wetlands, University of Ghana.
LeadAfrique International, the organisers of this initiative systematically structured this programme for grooming and cultivating young people to propel Africa’s growth for the next century, training these leaders to be responsive to the needs of their people
CR8TIFF Business Plan Competition is specifically crafted for students in the High Schools to empower them to have entrepreneurial skills, development aimed at unearthing critical thinking and problem-solving skills which is a crucial skill needed in this 21st century not only to survive but to excel in the new global economy.
Under the theme season 2 of the CR8TIFF finals will see 71 students from 7 schools who have formed 11 student-companies competing for laurels over 3 rounds.
The participating schools are MCS international School, Shield International, Alpha Beta Christian College, Ghana International School, Temple Christian International School, Pioneers International Academy, Tema International School.
The following are some of the student companies, Garbo Power (GIS), AEROGROW (Shield Int), PEDTOR (MCS), Smart Emergency Systems (Pioneers), AIRTION (Alpha Beta), MEDICORP (Shield Int), Pocket School and many others.
Participants were taken through three rounds, Chance Round, Challenge Round and finally the Crown Round. There was the Elevation Pitch round too were students had to present their ideas in less than a minute. Special awards were also given to deserving companies.
MEDICORP INC from Shield International were the over all winners for the 2019 CR8TIFF Business Plan Competition. They took home the trophy, medal for each participant, certificate of honor, books and the cash amount of 3000 ghana cedis, internship with AFB, Samsung tablets. The winning team will on 3rd May, 2019 have a celebratory lunch at the Australian High Commission, Ghana
Lead Afrique believes and focuses on promoting a culture of problem-solving and critical-thinking among young people between the ages of 11 and 17 years. This process enriches participants with invaluable skills such as entrepreneurship, teamwork, confidence and negotiation making them globally competent and competitive.