The Business Incubator and Entrepreneurship Club (BIEC) of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has officially welcomed over 50 new student entrepreneurs into its fold.
The entrepreneurship club assists young professionals to turn their business ideas into viable ventures while the Business Incubator Centre also serves as the nexus between critical knowledge (theory) and practice for business start-ups in order to enhance teaching, research and learning activities.
Welcoming the newly-registered student entrepreneurs at a brief ceremony held virtually on Saturday, March 27, 2021, the Patron of the club, Dr. Andrew Ayiku reiterated the importance of the entrepreneurship club to students’ development.
Whilst introducing the young professionals to the activities of the club, he assured them of the needed support to grow their businesses. He said the coming semester has a lot of investment opportunities for students with brilliant business ideas and are willing to nurture them.
Students without immediate business ideas were advised to generate one in order to benefit from the opportunities outlined by the patron.
The Dean of Faculty of Management Studies, Dr. Fidelis Quansah, who is also a member of the advisory board of the Business Incubator Centre, revealed that there will be series of training programmes for the students to shape their business acumen, and aid them to think outside the box and come up with innovative solutions to the multiplicity of challenges bedevilling the business world especially in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
She further encouraged the young entrepreneurs to relish any opportunity aimed at creating jobs and business start-up adding that “the faculty is fully ready to support your growth.”
UPSA alumna and CEO of Isshad Plus Enterprise, producers of Myda Foods, Erasung Hadijah, shared her success story with the students and recounted how the Business Incubator Centre has supported her business over the years by giving her the necessary exposure through the selection and participation in major business competitions across the globe.
She said: “I’m sharing my story to inspire you [students] to endeavour to build your own businesses.”
Other successful entrepreneurs including Podash, Cake Seduction, Nor, Train GH and Awuttey Media Hub who participated in the induction ceremony also shared with the new members how their businesses have benefited from the entrepreneurship club.
The entrepreneurship club now has over 150 registered members and is committed to giving students the right resources to achieve their business objectives.