McDan (R), dignitaries with winners of the day
Chairman of McDan Group, Dr. Daniel McKorley has inspired and motivated students of the University of Cape Coast (UCC)to venture into entrepreneurship.
Visiting the school on Friday June 30, 2023 with his #McDanYouthConnect event, the businessman emphasized the importance of collaboration between the business sector, educational institutions, and traditional leadership in driving sustainable development and nurturing the potential of young people.
He challenged the students to pursue their dreams and visions of becoming entrepreneurs stating, “Never let anyone convince you that your dream and vision to be an entrepreneur is something that you shouldn’t pursue. Just know that nothing comes easy in business or life, and you must work for it daily.”
Sharing his personal experiences, Dr. McKorley encouraged the students to embrace failure as a valuable learning curve, reminding them that each individual has the choice to either allow it to destroy their dreams or use it as a stepping stone to greater achievements.
“I have experienced failures in various ventures — too many for me to count — but what I have always done is dust myself clean and refocus on my objectives. This is the mindset that I want the next generation to adopt,” he said.
Omanhene of Cape Coast, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II and Zongo Chief of the Kotokuraba area, Chief Dandey in separate words commended Dr. McKorley for the initiative which equips the youth with strategies to face the future with confidence.
Osabarima Kwesi Atta II acknowledged Dr. McKorley’s role as an inspiration for the youth and emphasized the importance of education and entrepreneurship in shaping a brighter future.
Ten budding businesses pitched in the UCC edition of the McDan Entrepreneurial Challenge with Irene Commey CEO of “Mother’s Kitchen” emerging winner and booking a slot in the grand finale to contest for a whopping $100,000.00 start-up prize.