We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Bants2Business pitching, a platform that fosters innovation, entrepreneurship, and connects young entrepreneurs with growth opportunities and mentorship. After rigorous evaluation of numerous outstanding business ideas, we have finally selected the top three winners who truly impressed us with their vision, passion, and commitment to making a positive impact in their communities and beyond.
Winner: Alinafe Chabuka
- Business Idea: Food Crop Farming and Selling Farm Produce
- Age: 21
Alinafe Chabuka’s business idea revolves around eradicating poverty by creating a fair market for agricultural produce. In a world where food security is crucial, Alinafe’s initiative aims to empower local farmers and provide them with better opportunities to sell their products. Her dedication to sustainable agriculture and her desire to make a difference truly stood out. As the first-place winner, Alinafe walks away with a well-deserved prize of $1000.
1st Runner Up: Bright Gawanani
- Business Idea: Computex Solutions (Screen Printing, Branding, and Graphic Designing)
- Age: 19
Bright Gawanani’s business idea combines creativity and technology to provide unique resources to the public. With a focus on screen printing, branding, and graphic designing, Bright’s venture promises to add value to the world of ICT. His innovative approach and commitment to serving the community made him the first runner up in the competition. Bright is awarded a prize of $800 for his outstanding efforts.
2nd Runner Up: Anne Maudzu
- Business Idea: Stationery Shop (Photocopying, Printing, and Hardcover Sales)
- Age: 20
Anne Maudzu’s business idea centers around providing printing services in the Madelco community. By offering photocopying, printing, and selling hardcovers, Anne aims to cater to the local needs while promoting access to educational resources. Her entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to serving her community earned her the position of the second runner up in the competition. Anne receives a prize of $600 to support her business venture.
We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the World Bank, the Public Private Partnership Commission, and the Ntha Foundation for their generous support in making this competition possible. The Digital Malawi Project’s third phase has been instrumental in assisting young entrepreneurs like Alinafe, Bright, and Anne to transform their ideas into reality.
We also extend our thanks to all the participants who showcased their exceptional business ideas. The competition was intense, and the decision-making process was not easy due to the high caliber of all the entries. We encourage all the participants to continue pursuing their dreams and making a difference in their communities.
At Bants2Business, we firmly believe in the power of innovation and entrepreneurship to drive positive change. Through our platform, we will continue to support and nurture young entrepreneurs, offering them resources, mentorship, and opportunities to grow and succeed.
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