2023 Session 27 Report: Elevator Pitching Workshop

  • Date: August 5th, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Location: Former Caravan 4, Aja-Pessu (Pessu Town), Warri


  • Volunteers: 4
  • Total Attendees: 61


The 27th session of the Itsekiri NextGen Project took place on August 5th, 2023, focusing on the vital skill of elevator pitching. With a total of 61 participants, including 4 dedicated volunteers, the session aimed to enhance participants’ abilities to succinctly and effectively present their business ideas.

Session Highlights:

During the workshop, the volunteers, and participants engaged in dynamic activities aimed at honing their elevator pitching skills. The session commenced with an opening prayer, accompanied by the melody of the Itsekiri anthem, creating an atmosphere of unity and motivation.

Participants were then grouped into their respective teams, with each team given a specific task. The teams spent an hour diligently preparing their presentations before stepping into the spotlight.

Elevator Pitches:

  1. Team Erejuwa II:
    • Laju Faulkner (Leader)
    • Sharon Segun
    • Merit Opueggen
    • Oritsegbemi Eyituoyo
    • Precious Oritsejolomisan

Presentation Topic: Utilizing Technology to Track Ordered Goods

  1. Team Ginuwa II:
    • Tosan Okandeji (Leader)
    • Success Tuedongheye
    • Roy Tuedongheye
    • Favour Nanu
    • Thompson Ijeoma

Presentation Topic: Navigating the Housing Market Without Agents

  1. Team Atuwatse II:
    • Business Etuwewe
    • Praise Michael
    • Great Bashin

Presentation Topic: Monetizing Environmental Cleaning Efforts

  1. Team Olu Ikenwoli:
    • Happy Omomehin
    • Rosemary Okechukwu

Presentation Topic: Enhancing Customer Service in Laundry Business Through Technology

Results and Recognition:

All teams delivered exceptional presentations, showcasing their understanding of integrating technology into their respective businesses. The pitches demonstrated the participants’ commitment to leveraging innovation for business growth.

After careful evaluation, the winners were announced:

  • First Place (Winner): Team Ginuwa II
  • Second Place (First Runner-Up): Team Atuwatse II
  • Third Place (Second Runner-Up): Team Erejuwa II
  • Fourth Place (Third Runner-Up): Team Olu Ikenwoli


  • Debi Amadedon
  • Emmanuel Egbe
  • Kingsley Diden
  • Roselyn Ugbeyi


During the session, a generator malfunction occurred, causing a temporary disruption. However, the participants’ enthusiasm and the event’s overall success overshadowed this minor setback.


The Elevator Pitching Workshop of the Itsekiri NextGen Project’s 2023 session was a resounding success, fostering innovation, collaboration, and the development of essential business skills. The diverse ideas presented underscored the participants’ dedication to embracing technology to enhance their entrepreneurial endeavors. We look forward to witnessing the continued growth and success of all participants in their respective ventures.

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