May 22, 2024

Crocslake Business Pitch Marathon: Nigerian Aims to Break Guinness World Records, Empower Communities



By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi


Initiator, Crocslake Business Pitch Marathon, Mayodele David, has unveiled plans to attempt breaking two Guinness World Records simultaneously.


Mr. David said this during a news conference on Sunday in Lagos.


He said the goal was to become the world champions for the longest business pitch and highest fundraiser via livestream globally.

“The forthcoming event – Crocslake Business Pitch Marathon is both a crowdfunding platform and a business pitch environment where we attempt to break the Guinness World Records in Sanusi Fafunwa, Lagos by October 2024.


“The fund would be channelled to Nigerian businesses across many sectors, such as technology, agriculture to government parastatal as well as non-governmental organizations. We are getting support from venture capitalists locally and internationally and our focus is on businesses that are solving community based specific problems.


“We have applied to the Guinness World Records since March 2023, and have got approval, and now we are in the planning stages of the event. The event is opened for business owners to present their pitches in the three-day event upon which they would be verified if successful for funding to enable the entrepreneurs actualise their visions and dreams,” Mayodele said.


Grace Anuforo, Team Member, Crocslake, added that the record-breaking event would serve as an opportunity for young Nigerian entrepreneurs to participate and move their businesses to the next level.

She noted that the frustrations of talented young Nigerian entrepreneurs was largely due to lack of resources such as funding.

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