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LBS MBA Students Empower Student Entrepreneurs

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LBS MBA Students Empower Student Entrepreneurs

Lagos Business School MBA students continue to blaze the trail in contributing to economic development and serving the community. A group of LBS MBA students, led by Oladiwura Oladepo, established Teaming with talents (TWiTs) – a project that is aimed at empowering student entrepreneurs in undergraduate schools all over Africa, with business acumen and soft skills to build sustainable businesses by giving free business advisory, providing training, pairing them with relevant life-long mentors and building a platform that allows the student entrepreneurs get funding/access to clientele base at the TWiTs investor forum that marks the end of every TWiTs year.

Project TWiTs in partnership with Microsoft Nigeria (the funding and development partner) is hosting the final phase of the project at LBS on February 4, 2016. The student entrepreneurs have concluded the programme and are now applying what they have learnt in running their businesses.

This project was inspired by the immense opportunities that exist in Nigeria relative to the slow pace of economic growth and the lack of attention given to a significant niche segment – student entrepreneurs. These are students (undergraduate, postgraduate, high school) who possess the entrepreneurial spirit and who run businesses while studying to earn a degree.

LBS remains committed to providing high potential professionals with a general management education that stresses professional ethics and service to the community through the practice of management.