Patrice Tsague hosts the Africa Regional Business Plan Competition Winner and founder of Joy Fresh Produce, Dominic Gitau to talk about his business and what it will mean for him and his business should he win the International Business Plan Competition being held during Nehemiah Week 2022 on August 15-20, 2022. Dominic is a young Biblical Entrepreneur from Kenya who is passionate about agriculture and food security. Through Joy Fresh Produce, he seeks to provide quality fresh produce to not only Kenya but the world. He also plans to use his business to create employment opportunities for youth in Kenya’s rural areas targeting about 600 full-time employees in the next five years.
In this episode, an enthusiastic Dominic takes listeners through his life from a difficult childhood in the slums to his journey of finding Christ and his determination to succeed and change his personal and his family’s narrative, which led him to Biblical Entrepreneurship. Dominic is going against Jennifer from France (Europe region) Jason Centeno from the USA (the North American region), and Jino and Joy from India (Asia region) to compete for the top prize in the International Business Plan Competition. He stands a chance to win up to $11,000; the winner takes home $10,000 and the audience gets a chance to vote for their favorite entrepreneur to win the People’s Choice Award of $1,000.
All hope is not lost if he misses out on the top prize as there are also consolation prizes of $5,000 for the first runner-up and $3,00 for the second runner-up. If Dominic wins, it will be the third time in a row that the International Business Plan Competition trophy will return to Africa. Both the 2020 and 2021 winners were Kenyan. This is a lot of pressure for Dominic but he is not new to competitions as he has always been a go-getter and has always strived to be the best. Having been part of the Nehemiah E- Community for three and a half years, he is confident that time has prepared him enough for this moment. “This is not my win, it is the win for Kenya, the win for that farmer, the win for the community, and the win to the Glory of God…” Dominic says. “My message to the world is that we can achieve anything we set our minds to do. If a slum boy from Kenya can make it this far, then anyone can,” he adds. Dominic’s story is one of hope and inspiration that no matter where we come from, we can achieve great things if we set our minds to it.
Help Dominic win by voting for him on the People’s Choice Award. The International Business Plan Competition is a FREE event and you can sign up at HERE. This year’s Nehemiah Week theme is Operational Excellence and will feature renowned business leaders including Africa’s own Influencer, Certified Coach and Corporate Finance Specialist, Rina Hicks, and Andy Mason, Founder and Director of Heaven in Business. To attend the entire week’s events at 50% discount on already discounted pricing, sign up using this link! Remember to register now for the Business Plan Competition and vote on August 19 for the People’s Choice Award to help make Dominic’s dreams a reality!