I’m Victoria Oyesina, from The Union of Campus Journalists(UCJ), LAUTECH.
Q: Briefly introduce your team and its members.
A: Our team name is C-HONEY, a team that is passionate about making people get value from what they consume without any negative impact on their health. We are a group of 4 passionate ladies: Eyinade Damilola who is the team lead, the Operations Manager, Oduleke Janet, the Business developer/Marketer, Ifeoluwa Akinyemi, the Technician and the Finance Manager, Deborah Alabi.
Q: How did you feel on the day of the Hult Prize competition?
A: It was a mixed feeling; as we hoped to pitch our idea before the whole student body, we were optimistic about winning and we believed our idea is able to scale whether we win at the event or not. When our team was declared winner, it was a feeling of joy knowing that we were able to emerge winner among the ten teams that pitched.
Q: What business idea did you pitch at the competition and how sustainable is it?
A: Our business idea is all making confectionery that everyone can consume without the fear that their health is being affected negatively. This is in a bid to make Nigeria one of the countries with the lowest rate of diet-related deaths
Q: Did you have the idea before Hult Prize’s call to action or afterward?
A: The team lead got the idea during the Hult Prize workshop.
Q: How do you think you were able to win amidst other teams?
A: We were able to win not just because our idea met the challenge for this year in line with the UN SDG Goal #8 but also by God’s favour and wisdom. Although we put in our best to make our idea realistic and produce awesome results.
Q: What happened (how did you feel) at the moment you were announced winners?
A: We didn’t believe we would win at first but at that moment we were announced winners, we were overwhelmed with joy knowing that it was not just our effort but God who showed up as our supporter. The fact that the preparation was within 7 days with efforts and sleepless nights, we were glad we came first and also broke the “All ladies” bias.
Q: What do you need to make the idea actualize?
A: We need funds and support to bring our vision into existence.
Q: Where do you see your team in the next five years with this idea?
A: We see our company being the face of the confectionery industry; making a positive impact on health while also creating jobs for our people.
Q: Shout out to anyone!!
A: We would love to appreciate the Almighty God, the campus director ( Mr. Foluso Israel), the CEO of Emmanuelpixels (Mr. Ojo Emmanuel), and all those who have given us support to achieve this.