Minafisi Student Marketplace
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
In Ghana and most places in Africa, students are coming out of tertiary institutions with no jobs for them. So those who go into business are termed necessity entrepreneurs. The truth is, some love the businesses they are pursuing in a wide range of industries. The question now is, why not find a way for these businesses to grow and be more profitable while they are in school. By the time they complete, they will be set up to be able to continue what they do on a larger scale. Our success will basically be measured by how many businesses are on the platform and everyday usage to find these businesses.
Sustainability and future plans
At the moment, we have a fee model for space. The business would pay something little to feature on the platform. Plans are on to get it developed into an app. We can sell ads through our apps. Other sources of income will be looked at later. We are learning as we go forward. We are currently doing this in Ghana but plans are to get it across other African tertiary campuses as well.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
I am 22 years old, born on the 11th of January, 1994. I have not always had a rosy life in terms or pursuing my passions so I have learned to incline myself to solving the same problems I have faced for other young people. Most projects I have in the pipeline are through personal experience and a desire to solve them and make the world more easier for others who are in the same situation as I am and a lot more others. I love to learn. I was not a very tech survvy person prior to this but I try to learn about what ever problem I find and it's solution. I wouldn't say I am a serious techie but I know my way around stuff now. I think that's how successful people are: they learn more than is required of them.