Friday, May 19, 2017

Three innovative varsity students win capital from Barclays Bank

By By Janeth Mesomapya @jmesomapya

Dar es Salaam. Three university students have won capital from the Barclays Bank to implement their business ideas under this year's University Students Entrepreneurship Challenge.

This took place at the Commission for Science and Technology (Costech) on the innovation week celebrations that started on Monday this week.

The first winner Richie Raphael who has won Sh2 million pitched an idea about Agri-preneur specifically on modern pig keeping while the second Elias Elisante presented a reading app that facilitates easy online reading.

The third Fred Mbilinyi pitched an idea of manufacturing sanitary pads which are non-disposable and can be reused for over a month.

The competition is funded by Barclays Bank and according to the bank's Citizenship and Communications Manager Hellen Siria, the challenge aims at providing intellectual and financial support to young people in the course of entrepreneurship and help them employ themselves and others.

Dar es Salaam. Three university students have won capital from the Barclays Bank to implement their business ideas under this year's University Students Entrepreneurship Challenge.

This took place at the Commission for Science and Technology (Costech) on the innovation week celebrations that started on Monday this week.

The first winner Richie Raphael who has won Sh2 million pitched an idea about Agri-preneur specifically on modern pig keeping while the second Elias Elisante presented a reading app that facilitates easy online reading.

The third Fred Mbilinyi pitched an idea of manufacturing sanitary pads which are non-disposable and can be reused for over a month.

The competition is funded by Barclays Bank and according to the bank's Citizenship and Communications Manager Hellen Siria, the challenge aims at providing intellectual and financial support to young people in the course of entrepreneurship and help them employ themselves and others.

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