By: Aduwo Ayodele
A social enterprise with the mandate to build a community of entrepreneurs, CampusLabs on Saturday, April 22, 2023 held her “business case challenge” for her six cohort teams, in a bid to help young innovative people gain employability, entrepreneurship, and technological skills.
The event which was held at the Department of Human Nutrition, beside the Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan had in attendance the presence of the Head of Transformation FoodCo, Mrs. Funmi Aiyepeku; Head of Supply Chain FoodCo, Mr. Ayo Ositunga; CEO of Ckrowd, Mr. Kayode Adebayo; and Senior Executive of Standard Chartered Bank, Mr. Tony Akarah, all of whom served as judges at the event.
Speaking with IndyPress, the Founder of CampusLabs, Emeka Ossai noted that Ibadan cohort members who presented solutions to the identified business challenges at the event had worked in teams over the past few weeks on a real business case challenge proposed by FoodCo.
“The Business Case Challenge is designed to offer participants a chance to learn in a high-pressure situation involving a real-world scenario. The program aims to build the problem-solving abilities of cohort members, their leadership, and motivation to achieve results, conflict management, teamwork, and presentation skills that help in future business scenarios.”
“This is the CampusLabs Employability Incubator which is done in partnership with the 234project. The Employability Incubator programme is a work readiness process that takes people through the necessary skills and introduces them to those skills that employers are looking for” Mr. Emeka Ossai added.
Presenting their solutions before judges in a presentation that would mark the end of the 2023 edition of CampusLabs Employability Incubator, the first round of the Business Case Challenge presentation by the different working teams had three teams emerging ultimately, to pitch at the graduation and grand finale, which is scheduled to hold on Saturday, May 20, 2023.