Eco-Clean Ghana, an initiative of students in UDS Wa Campus, has emerge the winner of the #McDanYouthConnect Pitch Series held at the University of Development Studies, Tamale.
Eco-Clean Ghana received Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC10,000.00) for emerging the winner from McDan Group of Companies.
Eco-Clean Ghana is a new organization that seeks to recycle waste into useful products. It trains and empowers youth, farmers and women on how they can recycle and reuse both degradable and non-degradable materials into useful products that benefit the environment and the people around.
Addressing the students and pitch participants, Chairman of McDan Group, Daniel McKorley congratulated the winners and looks forward to the growth of their business to create jobs, provide livelihoods, change the narrative from a youth of ‘job seekers’ to ‘job creators’ and creating a genuine impact in their community.
He thanked management of UDS-Tamale for hosting the entire #McDanYouthConnect team, saying that “The welcome, warm reception and hospitality you gave us are truly a unique trademark of your cultural values and a reflection of the kind-hearted people that you are!”
He also expressed gratitude to the student body for the insightful questions and the kind notes afterwards
McDan indicated that he lovesbeing in a place where he can challenge and inspire young adults to realize and tap into their potential, and the pitch series was an example of that.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity and platform to share learning points from my journey to the next generation. To the start-ups that pitched their amazing business ideas to our panel to win the GHc10,000 funding pot, you all did an amazing job articulating your enterprise ideas to our audience and judges, and you really blew the crowd away with your creativity and innovation. It’s safe to say that our future is in good hands,” he said.
“…And to the good people of Tamale, this won’t be the last you see of us. We will definitely be coming back.”
Meanwhile, management of University of Development Studies (UDS) Tamale, expressed gratitude to Daniel McKorley for instituting the pitch series to support young businesses to grow.
Management also challenged the pitchers to do all they can to ensure that they impact lives with their innovations and business ideas.