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iKapture Students Emerge Winners of 2015 Technovation Challenge

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We’re proud and excited to announce that five of our students have emerged winners of the 2015 Technovation World Pitch Competition in San Francisco, CA. Today, the group of girls called Team Charis, who were coached by our Founder, Grace Ihejiamaizu, are celebrating their entrepreneurial success after being awarded $10,000 in seed funding for our mobile app idea.

Can it Ever be Enough?

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…It downed on him that it wasn’t a dream. He was being kicked out of the building. His well ironed suit, with his starched pink shirt and a tie to march his black shoe made C.K(as he is popularly known) the girls dream guy. He was tall, ebony and little muscular in nature, almost like the NBA stars just that he wasn’t the sport guy. Oh Yes! C.K wasn’t the type that flirted or partied either. Rumor has it that he had an agreement with the god of intelligent, but it was just people and their talk. It was simply principles and determination that made C.K what he was until today.

What really happened to C.K” asked this gorgeous lady who I know had this crush for me. Recovering from the shock that C.K had just been sacked; I still didn’t know what to say to the lady besides me still asking what has happened to my best friend and colleague. I mean, C.K wasn’t just my best friend or the best employee in ‘REACH THE ZENITH CONSULTING FIRM’; I was a secret student under his mentorship although without his knowledge. He was my mentor!best

“What happened, talk to me”, pleaded Ada. “Okay, okay”, I answered trying to ease her from her own curiosity. “C.K has been sacked”! “What? Why? When? How? By who?” was her quick response. “Which do I answer first, calm down” I was beginning to wonder if she was also one of C.K’s secret students.

No doubt, C.K was very intelligent, but he was too absorbed in what he had learnt already that he forgot that there are a lot to learn. He frequently missed seminars and trainings organized by the company. He would always say to me, “o boi! Wey tin I go learn wey I never sabi”? (Translation; ‘O boy! What is new to learn when I know them already’), in my simplicity, I would just smile.

C.K thought he knew everything, that he never wanted more, he never humbled himself before knowledge to be mentored or tutored. He was contended with the knowledge he had already. With his old knowledge.

“Ada, he was sacked by the new management who couldn’t stand him any longer for the reason you know already, through an email and a typed letter (hard copy) this morning in this office” I answered still checking if I have omitted anything. I then added, “If this can befall C.K, then we are not a problem. Knowledge is power and I will always yearn to develop mine. I will learn, unlearn and relearn on frequent basis. Hope you will too”?

“Of course I will, let me go and summit those files before I will be next in line”! She replied as she walked to her desk……..

iKapture Networks in Calabar, Nigeria Launches the Enterprise Development Program

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Calabar, Nigeria – July, 2014

Entrepreneurs are the new rock-stars: You can be one of them. They are the backbone of a Nation’s economy and with creative skills and diligence, many multinationals have been born. You are on your way to joining that league.

iKapture Networks has launched the Enterprise Development Program (EDP) to help develop entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs in various skills. The program is aimed at reducing the rate of unemployment in today’s Nigeria, fostering Youth Development and building enterprises. The iKapture EDP seeks to educate the participants on how to build their enterprise without running into a ditch.

The EDP program is enriched with intensive teachings on entrepreneurship, guide to developing a business plan, mentoring and information on grant opportunities. It is hoped that the iKapture Networks EDP participants should at the end of the program be able to build a self-sustainable and scalable business and enterprise in their various areas of interest and be competitively outstanding.

Find below the various enterprise skills starting in July, 2014

S/N ENTERPRISE SKILL DURATION FEE
1. Graphics Designing 5 weeks N15,000
2. Computer and ICT 5 weeks N10,000
3. Ankara Designing 3 weeks N10,000
4. Public Speaking 4 weeks N10,000
5. Photography & Editing 4 weeks N10,000
6. Blogging 3 weeks N10,000
7. Baking 5 weeks N15,000

About iKapture Networks – iKapture is a social enterprise that seeks to provide solutions to the youth and educational challenges using innovative strategies and information and communication technology (ICT) in Nigeria.

For registration, partnership and more information, please contact:

Head Office and Training Center:

iKapture Networks
No. 3 Victory way, Satellite Town,
Calabar (Behind CUDA)
Phone: 08090970206; 08036241262
Email: ikapturenetworks@gmail.com
www.ikapturenetworks.org

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