Joi M. Sears

Of course, no one ever wants to come in 2nd place. One of the most important lessons I try to instill in my students is the importance of embracing and redefining failure. Second place out of over 100 project proposals all across the globe is just proof that there is a need for TGS worldwide.
Besides, I couldn’t have chosen a better project to be runner-up to:

Meet Aurelia Abena Attipoe. Her project (The Pitch Hub) seeks to build a start-up incubator for young entrepreneurs in Ghana. She believes that empowering local artisans and entrepreneurs will fuel economic development in her country. She said, “if we push Ghana forward, we push Africa forward. And if we push Africa forward, we push the entire world forward.” I voted for her project because she is an undeniable force. The vision and passion she has for her country is revolutionary. I strongly believe the world will be pulled forward through Ghana with The Pitch Hub