The shirlma show is pleased to present KWAJIKA TEA as the winner of the June 2021 shirlma show business pitch competition. The recently held live audience show which took place on the 26th of June 2021 at hotel residence la Falaise was indeed a huge success. Running for about 6 hours, the show hosted over 90 people with inspiring guest speakers, dynamic judges and an amazingly interactive audience.
As always, the live show unfolded in different phases; motivational and inspirational talks from well-established entrepreneurs; Mr. Rowland Kwemain, Mr. Javnyuy Joybert, Rev Fr Pascal Alban, Mr Kepe Martins, business pitches and networking. Prior to the live show, the registered participants for the June 2021 business pitch were given a one-day workshop on basic business etiquettes like accountability, customer service, sustainability and employee management by Collins Mazu and Paul Azinwe. The participants were all expected to display their level of understanding on these topics through sketches where the group with the best sketch was rewarded a sum of FCFA50,000.
Kwajika Tea which was represented by Mary Emambu was voted winner of the June 2021 business pitch competition by the jury after a very stiff competition with the other participants. She was the proud winner of FCFA1,000,000 worth of business supplies to boost the kwajika tea business. Mary is the co-founder of Kwajika Tea. They Transform natural herbs like lemon grass amongst others in to tea powder. The business has been existing for almost 2 years now and is gradually winning the market of herbal tea in Cameroon.
Fair to note that the June 2021 session was quite a tough one as our jury faced lots of challenges coming out with the winner. All participants had great and innovative business making the decision a not very easy one. This session hosted, Randy Kimbi Founder and ower of kimbi blog, sarkang Boris Mbesse founder of Klinam Nyang Nyang liquid soap who was participating for the second time in a role, Gwarnyuy Platini cofounder of Delight Innovation, Babara Epey founder of Mama Bs Care Nesline mbeih founder of Nescrispy, Hans Muluh founder of Hans piggery and Franka Gijab founder of Dalton Company.
Christelle Jackson, the 2020 winner of the shirlma show business pitch competition couldn’t make it to the event due to her health condition but sent a representative and provided the best three participants with gift bags. Pascaline Nenda, a February 2021 participant received an amazing surprise on the day as the official winner for the February session. This is due to the winners disqualification as a result of in accurate information provided on his business.
Being on the Shirlma platform as an audience or an entrepreneur pitching their business is always a great experience to their personal and business life. Despite not winning the 1 million grants, Participants are given mentorship programs after the show to help them better structure their businesses.
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About the shirlma show
The Shirlma Show aims at reducing unemployment in Africa, we support African youths and business upstarts to build their skills, expand their networks, grow their businesses, and in return create jobs. In doing so, the show provides much-needed mentorship to the upstarts, which allows individuals to express their doubts on arising issues and get useful advice from renowned professionals. And last but not the least, the show offers One Million Francs to the business plan voted best by the judges, in terms of ethics showcased (paramount), feasibility (net present value, payback period, etc.) and other business analytics. Projects that have already been initiated have preference over Ideas. This show inspires, guides and supports the determined youth to make a difference in theirs and fellow Africans’ life.
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