Godwin Benson storms Pitch@Palace 2017.
Fifteen engineering entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa displayed their developments and business plans on Monday 20 March, to a welcomed gathering of people who picked their top choice, after the well-known arrangement of the Pitch@Palace arrangement, which offers energizing new companies a chance to show their business to a worldwide group of influencers who can help sling them to the next level. Set up by The Duke of York, in under three years Pitch@Palace has helped more than 247 organizations develop, with some now getting a charge out of enormous worldwide achievement.
HRH The Duke of York, founder of Pitch@Palace, stated:
“As Pitch@Palace expands around the world I am determined to encourage ambitious and talented sub-Saharan African entrepreneurs, many of them engineers from all disciplines, to make use of their skills to develop scalable solutions to local challenges.”
The Africa Prize supports yearning and skilled sub-Saharan African entrepreneurs from all spheres to create versatile answers for challenges in their neighborhoods, highlighting the significance of building and enhancing both personal satisfaction and profit. Everybody on the wait-list gets a concentrated six-month time of preparing and tutoring, overseen by the Academy.
The pioneers shortlisted for 2017 have practically finished their mentor-ship and will contend again at the Africa Prize Final in Nairobi on 23 May, when judges will pick the champion of the £25,000 prize, alongside three runners-up, who will each get £10,000.
Godwin Benson, 27, a system engineer from Nigeria and an alumnus of University of Lagos is the Second runner up of the unique Pitch Royal Residence Grant. Godwin is also a graduate of the Impact Leaders Academy , Season 1, which in turn has made him contribute immensely to the development of Impact Your World Leadership Initiative such as being a Speaker at the Last Leaders Training Conference.
He built a safe peer-to-peer platform (Tuteria) that connects students to tutors. In his words, “I’m passionate about helping other people succeed, and as a tutor of nearly 10 years myself, I know the difference that a platform like Tuteria can make to someone’s education.” The Innovation: Tuteria helps students match subjects and budgets to a skilled tutor in their area. The web based platform already has 6,500 approved tutors and about 1,250 students.