Peter Paul Akanko is a young creative entrepreneur from Ghana, who studied MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management in 2020-21.
With experience of running his own social enterprise back home, Peter came to the university on the Chevening Scholarship programme, looking to expand his knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship.
“My time here has been very transformative. Not only did I get the chance to gain great knowledge and experience from the various modules, I also had the chance be a part of the Ingenuity Lab, which has given me the chance to engage with and learn from their network of Entrepreneurs in Residence.
My classes have been great and although they have been virtual, it almost felt like being in the classroom. All the modules involved some research and presentations on existing organisations and other practical case studies which have been very insightful.
The entrepreneurship project in our second semester gave me the opportunity to engage with an existing business and introduced me to consultancy, which was a great experience."
The EIM programme has been amazing and as a business owner, I have gained a lot of practical insights in creativity, innovation and business management, which will be key to growing my business and launching other future businesses.”
Upon finishing his Masters, Peter will gain more practical business experience through an internship he was selected for, thanks to help from the University’s careers team. He will spend seven weeks with Austrian health company SanusX to help develop new products and services for the company.