Michael Ackon, a student of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), has emerged as the winner of the 2022 MTN Pulse Business Challenge.
Michael, a third-year Public Relations student won GHS 10,000 after a keenly contested competition.
The six finalists were tested on ‘Business Knowledge’ and lessons from the Business Challenge Boot Camp 2022. Michael proved to be up to the task, impressing the judges with his innovative ideas and business acumen.
In the final round of the competition, each contestant was given 60 seconds to pitch a business idea to the judges. Micheal delivered a brilliant pitch and was adjudged the winner.
During the three month period, Michael showed exemplary leadership, excellence commitment and teamwork, which he attributes to the quality of education and training he has received from University of Professional Studies. He is currently the Organizer for the Communications Studies Students Association and Vice President for the UPSA Entrepreneurship Club.
In his acceptance speech, Michael thanked the judges, MTN Pulse, and his fellow contestants for the opportunity to participate in the Business Challenge.
“Winning this challenge means a lot to me. It has given me the opportunity to showcase my potential. It is a validation of the hard work and effort I have put into my studies and my passion for business.”
He also dedicated his victory to his mother, who he said has been very instrumental in his drive and passion. He added that he will invest the prize money into buying tools and resources to grow his business.
The Business Challenge is an annual competition, organized by HR Focus for tertiary students in Ghana to unearth and showcase their entrepreneurial and business skills. This year, the competition was headline sponsored by MTN Pulse.