McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge Season 1 Finalist – Alkoh Shea Butter

McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge Season 1 Finalist - Alkoh Shea Butter

ALKOH SHEA is a start up shea butter production and sale business located in Gambaga in Northern Ghana.  The firm adopts modern tools and technology to produce quality shea butter in a hygienic environment to meet international standards. We also supply shea kernel,  and other products of the company include  shea butter cosmetic and natural products.

At ALKOH SHEA, we do not just meet customers’ expectation but we also create everlasting relationships for mutual benefits.

TEL: 0245942103 and 0201760346

Email: alkohshea@gmail.com

Facebook: Alkoh Shea

McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge Season 1 Finalist – Kente Master

McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge Season 1 Finalist - Kente Master

Kente Master is a Young Social Enterprise which is into the production of high quality original Kente products whilst leveraging on digital technology to market and supply these products globally, creating newer and wider markets for local Kente weavers, economically empowering them as well as other young artisans, while also promoting this unique Ghanaian culture. 

Our main products include : Graduation Stoles, Clothing and Accessories, however, our main product at the moment is the Kente Graduation Stole and Kente Master has over the past four years collaborated and sold stoles to University students and Associations in Ghana, US, UK, South Africa, Germany among others and we are looking forward to expanding our markets and our product line.

Address: Kumasi Business Incubator, KNUST

Website: www.kentemaster.com

Facebook: kente master

Instagram: @kentemaster

McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge Season 1 Finalist – Seepig Farm

McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge Season 1 Finalist - See Pig Farm
Seepig Farm supports smallholder pig farmers in input and management services to produce healthy lean pigs and eventually aggregate their products for supply to customers at their convenience.

We provide value both for the pig farmer and the customer through access to available market for the pig farmer and variety of pork parts and reliable service to the customer.
 
Facebook: seepigfarm
 
Instagram: seepigfarm
 
Twitter: seepigfarm
 
LinkedIn: seepigfarm

McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge Season 1 Finalist – Tiger House

McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge Season 1 Finalist - Tiger House

Tiger House uses tiger nut as raw material, extract the milk from the chaff and process them into different products, ranging from food to household products. They are currently in the market with the brand names; Organikz Tiger Nut Milk, Tiger Nut Biscuit and Tiger Nut Laundry Starch.

Tiger House promotes and educates people on the need to eat natural and healthy products as they believe “your health is your diet !” They also offer Purchasing and Supply of both fresh and dried quality tiger nuts to companies and individuals for export. They believe in the health and economic potential of these nuts and hope to build Tiger House Farms attached to their production and become the Hub of Tiger Nut in Africa.


Tiger House LTD, Ankaful-Elmina Road, Nkontrodo, Cape Coast
P. O. Box UC 55, Cape coast- Ghana
Digital address: CK-0205-9349

Telephone: 0240752535 and 054 634 8842

Email: tigerhousegh@gmail.com

Facebook: @tigerhousegh

Twitter: @tigerhousegh1

McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge Season 1 Finalist – Better PM Services

Better PM Services Ent - McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge

Better PM Services Ent is into purchasing and marketing of all cereals and legumes aimed at preventing periodic food shortages especially in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Better Pm Services started in 2016 and is duly registered in Ghana . We initially worked mainly in a locality now Binduri district and subsequently expanded to a second market in Pusiga given our increased turnover.

We supply several kinds of cereals and legumes to food processing companies, schools, hospitals, food vendors and households in Ghana. We also help farmers to conveniently store their farm produce to prevent post harvest loses and food shortage. We assist farmers through our farmer-services centre to increase yield and adopt new farming strategies aimed at maximising yields. Also, we will in the near future add value to these farm products and services, especially cashew and shea nuts to be exported to the Chinese and European markets. We are currently based in Pusiga with representatives in Kumasi and Accra for delivery purposes.

Our business lines are +233240052614 and +233277260080

Email us at: betterservicesenterprise@gmail.com

Facebook : Better pm services ent

Instagram: Better pm services ent

Linkedin: Better pm services ent

McDan Mentors – McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge

Following the success of Season’s 1 McDan Incubator, the Top 10 Finalists have been placed with Mentors to provide regular checkins and support in the month leading up to the Finale.

Committed to supporting the 10 startups, the Mentors are some of our Incubator Facilitators and equally important, impartial and not part of the final decision making process that will determine the winner.

McDan Judge, Simon R Turner commented “As well as supporting the Mentors in the lead up to the Finale, we hope that the entrepreneurs – most who have not had a mentor or received mentorship in the past – will recognise their value and look to cementing Mentors well beyond the show.”

We’d like to thank the Mentors to continue to support Ghana’s future leaders and captains of industry.

Mohit Pramanik
Edison Gbenga Ade
Dele Sanakan
Sammy Opoku
Michael Newlove
Abraham Mensah-Belley
Abraham Mensah-Belley

The McDan Incubator – Shout Out to the Facilitators

The McDan Incubator, a training program developed to support the Top 20 Finalists of the McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge, was a huge success and it wouldn’t have been possible but for a fantastic team of Facilitators who came together, delivered broad, varied and substantive sessions that were impactful and from the heart.

Their support, commitment and community spirit is greatly appreciated by Dr Daniel, McKorley, The McDan Foundation, The McDan Group and TEN Ghana, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the Facilitators who devoted their time to develop our fantastic Top 20, and give them a shout out.

The McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge - Top 20 Finalists - Shout out to Facilitators - Simon Turner

Our Facilitators and their sessions included:

  • The Fundamentals of Law that all Entrepreneurs Should Know – Korieh Duodu (Principle, Egality Law)
  • Investment Readiness – OluDele Sonekan (Director of Investments, Growth Mosaic) and Abraham Mensah-Belley (Investment Manager, GroFin Ghana)
  • How Entrepreneurs Should Relate to the Media – Bernard Avle (Director of News ProgrammingOmni Media Ltd (Citi 97.3 FM)
  • Market Research and Competitor Analysis – Kwabena Agyekuym (Executive Director, Chartered Institute of Management, Ghana)
  • Ideation to Implementation, and Business Model Innovation – Edison Gbenga (Founder/Lead: Codewit, Loudspeaker Digital & Bloop
  • Human Centred Design – Emily Sheldon (Founder, African Health Innovation Centre)
  • Leadership and Resilience – Mohit Pramanik (Management Partner, The Aspen Institute)
  • Supply Chain Management – Julian Nii Lartey (General Manager, McDan Aviation)
  • Running a Social Enterprise in Ghana; Product and Purpose Fit – Anna Robertson (Founder & Director, YEVU Clothing)
  • Branding – Michael Newlove (CEO, Utterwave Media and Ceruba Inc)
  • Personal Branding & Influence – Dzigbordi K Dosoo (Founder, Dzigbordi Consulting Group)
  • People and Culture – Ebo Ferguson-Yankson (Learning & Development Expert, Aker Energy)
  • Wellbeing and Mental Health for Entrepreneurs – Lucky Amy Bittor (Founder, PsychAid and Love Outreach)
  • The Three Bottom Line Approach to Success – Crisler Ankrah (Director of Projects, McDan Group)
  • How to Value Your Startup: The VC Method – Sammy Opoku (Consultant, Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana)
  • Evaluating Your Business Idea – Percy Amoo-Yankey (Executive Director, IBS Consulting Allianceand McDan Judge)

Also thanks to those who dropped by to give the Entrepreneurs a pep talk and support, including:

  • Santokh Singh (MD TV) and Emma Morrison (GM, JoyBrands) from The Multimedia Group, whose JoyNews channel was a launch partner for the show
  • Leonora Appiah, the COO of The McDan Group and my fellow McDan Judge on the show.
  • Yvette Atekpe, the Regional MD at Internet Solutions Ghana, and the current CIMG Marketing Woman of the Year 

McDan Incubator

The Finale for TVs McDan Entrepreneurship Challenge is fast approaching but the work for the entrepreneurs is not yet over.

20-24 August, Simon Turner will lead some of Ghana’s best facilitators to take the Finalists through their paces during the Incubation week.

McDan incubator logo

From intellectual property law to people and culture; from storytelling to supply chain management, the sessions this week are designed to build the capacity and polish the pitches of the Finalists.

Who will win $100,000 USD?

The Finale is coming soon.

The hustle is real! 

The McDan Incubator