UPSA Student, Michael Ackon wins MTN Pulse Business Challenge 2022

In a fierce competition between students from various universities across Ghana, Michael emerged overall winner and awarded GH₵10,000 and gifts from MTN Ghana and other sponsors.
After three months within which there were eliminations at various stages of the competition, the top 6 contestants faced off on January 27, 2023 at L’AINE Office Complex for the Grand Finale.
Due to their hard-work and exceptional performances, all finalists were students from UPSA. Meet the finalists;
Michael Ackon – A third year Public Relations Student, Organizer for COMSSA UPSA and Vice President for the UPSA Entrepreneurship Club.
Ashiraf Salaudeen – A final year Business Administration Student and SRC External Affairs President.
Josephine Edem Vigbedor – A third year Banking and Finance Student and SRC Sponsorship Committee Head.
Princess Ibrahim – A final year Business Administration Student who has competed in and won many business competitions.
Amoah Sarfo Kwarteng – A third year Accounting Student and Vice President for DASA UPSA.
Marvin Agyeman – A third year Public Relations Student and Deputy Organizer for COMSSA UPSA.
The first round of the Finals had all contestants deliver a sales presentation on a business they have started or wish to start in, 6 minutes.
The second round was a brutal competition of quizzing on ‘Business Knowledge’ and what contestants learned at the Business Challenge Boot Camp 2022.
This round proved to be a game-changing moment for Michael as he confidently shone with his impressive answers to the challenging questions.
Ashiraf Salaudeen, also took home GH₵3,000.00 as First Runner Up. Second Runner Up, Josephine Edem Vigbedor, received GH₵2,000.00. Third, Fourth and Fifth Runner Up, Princess Ibrahim, Amoah Sarfo Kwarteng, and all other contestants received souvenirs from MTN Ghana.
UPSA remains four-time champions of the competition after emerging winners in the previous editions.
About the Business Challenge
The Business Challenge is an annual competition, organized by HR Focus among tertiary students in Ghana to unearth the entrepreneurial strengths and develop a
business sense in them. This year, the competition was organized in partnership with Kulpeeps and was headline sponsored by MTN Pulse.