Five student start-up businesses at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) have received financial support from the UPSA Enterprise and Innovation Centre (UEIC) to help grow their businesses.
The Centre provided each of the five start-ups with a cash amount of GHS10,000 to help them scale up their operations after they had undergone a successful business mentorship programme.
The start-ups, Norizona, Trust Adepa, Bola Mall, Kakiiva, and Momech Auto Services, are all founded by current students of UPSA. They operate in tech, fashion, food, and sanitation sectors.
The businesses were selected for assistance on the basis of their potential for growth and the impact they could have on their respective industries.
Presenting the cash prizes to the recipients, the Dean of the Faculty of Management Studies, Prof Fidelis Quansah, expressed the hope that the financial injection will help the student start-ups to thrive and make a positive impact on their respective industries.
She stressed that by supporting student entrepreneurship, the university aims to foster a culture of innovation and create opportunities for students to apply their academic learning to real-world challenges.
“The university plans to continue supporting student start-up businesses in the future, with the aim of helping more students turn their entrepreneurial ideas into successful ventures,” Prof. Quansah said.
The recipients expressed gratitude for the support and look forward to growing their businesses with the help of the university.
The UPSA Enterprise and Innovation Centre helps aspiring young entrepreneurs develop their business ideas, promote innovation, and provide them with long term opportunities to help them in their entrepreneurship journey.