Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
My Husband and I during the early years of our marriage in 2006, pioneered the establishment of a retail setup that distributes Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) also known as Cooking Gas to households and commercial entities. We setup a company and sought to become a distributor for a renowned petroleum marketing giant in our region. Our company Trade Gas Services Limited won the rights of distribution of Oando Plc cooking gas in two cities (Owerri & Port-Harcourt). We grew the operations of that venture and in 2013, we sought after and won a Small Business (Start-up and Expansion) Grant offered by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria Program (YouWin). This grant agreement signed on the 28th of June 2013, facilitated the construction of an LPG bottling plant in Owerri that allows us to take full control of our supply and distribution of Cooking gas.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
RecyclePoints applied to participate in the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) and was successfully shortlisted under the Waste Management Category. I successfully completed a robust entrepreneurship curriculum through the mentor guided program and on the 11th of July 2015, received a Certificate of Achievement with Seed Capital to support my recycling scheme by Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, the founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation.