After four weeks of intensive training and massive tasks, the fellows were ready to use their skills to solve problems in the global market place. On the 29th of August 2020, these successful fellows were inducted.
The activities of the induction day were as follows:
An opening prayer by Chimdi Okoro officially started the program after which the national anthem was sung. To keep the audience engaged and motivated, Ernest Egbule initiated an ice breaker game
The ice breaker game was one where one person from the audience would have to mimic a particular animal, shape, person etc. and the audience divided into groups of four would have to decipher what was mimicked to earn some points of which Success Emmanuel was in charge of the grading.
Prince Ibekwe and Stanley Agu took centre stage to talk about Pan-African Spark and Spark Innovation Hub. Prince Ibekwe talked about some of the activities of Pan-African Spark which includes the digital skills trainings, the Pan-African Spark conferences which has been previously held in cities such as Lagos and Owerri. Stanley Agu continued with details of the activities of Spark Innovation Hub of which the Technopreneur Fellowship series is a part of. He went further to educate the audience about the need to equip one’s self with the sought after 21st century technological skills to increase employability.
Desire Kings who was a Spark fellow and a success story from the first edition talked about her journey during the 8 weeks of the fellowship and how it has impacted her life ever since. She went further to tell the story of how her brand Desire Blog and how she made NGN20,000 while still undergoing the Technopreneur Fellowship training. She therefore urged the inductees to take their trainings seriously and invest more into their personal development.
The audience were again, motivated and inspired as they watched an innovative video titled ‘SHARK TANK’ where entrepreneurs in different industries were availed the opportunity to pitch their business ideas in order to solicit for investment. This video helped to shape the minds of the fellows and the audience at large as well as prepare them for the journey ahead.
A recap of the Technopeneur Fellowship2.0 was made by Precious Kalu. She talked about the experiences of the fellows in the four weeks they spent at Spark Innovation Hub. She went further to educate the audience on some of the courses that were taught during the fellowship such as PowerPoint Design, Digital Marketing, Graphics Design, Business Model Canvas etc. which really thrilled the audience.
The various teams that were created during the fellowship which are Mind Benders, Capitalist Crew and Innovation Geeks gave their team reports respectively and elaborately talked about their projects during the innovation hackathon week which was carried out at Access Bank, StudioAfrik and Emerald School respectively.
Eminent Mbuko from the Innovation Geeks team ceased the opportunity to pitch his business idea, Eminent Designs which seeks to solve problems revolving around the creative design industry.
Vincent Okorie delivered a detailed speech about the Technopreneur Fellowship series and what it seeks to achieve as it goes on. He went on to educate the audience on the importance of acquiring a skill in relation to technology and building a strong network.
Godson Ogumka anchored the impromptu panel session where Ikenna Ogbudimkpa and Gamaliel Ogbuagu were panellists. They talked about the youths, their association, purpose, and environment as well as how it affects them negatively or positively. They went further to tell their success stories, share their struggles and encourage the audience to the charge of their lives and start working out what they intend to see in the future. Afterwards, the induction proper followed and certificates were issued to the Technopreneur Fellowship2.0 fellows.
A friend of Spark Hub, Kelechi Victor gave a closing remark. In his remark, he appreciated the efforts of the management team and indicated interest in the next edition of the Technopreneur Fellowship. The induction came to a close with games, music and food.