Giving back to the next generation of entrepreneurs has never been more rewarding. Just ask EO Philippines, who from 31 March to 3 April, held their MyEO Next Gen Bootcamp 2.0—entitled “Bizwars”—in Makati. In all, 43 participants representing two chapters (EO Philippines and EO Perth) came together to teach teenagers the importance of personal leadership, collaboration, innovation and nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit. Throughout the annual event, attendees developed the practical knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful entrepreneurs, while building networks and experiencing once-in-a-lifetime activities.
Octane Results: EO News
Last year, the GSEA experienced record-setting global participation, which culminated with 42 students representing 37 countries at the 2015 GSEA Finals in Washington, DC. On the final day of that event, our beloved Chairman-Elect (at the time) Gilberto Crombe delivered a speech during the event’s final award gala that would set the precedent for the next year, promising “…in 2016 EO GSEA will have 50 students representing 50 countries at GSEA Finals in Bangkok at GLC.” What ensued were the makings of another milestone year for EO GSEA Finals.
College students have enough to juggle with classes. Running a business simultaneously though presents a whole new set of challenges.
Successful entrepreneurs know good time management separates mediocre CEOs from amazing ones – and strategies that work for some don’t always work well for others. Inc. asked four EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) finalists from the U.S. how they manage a full college course load while running a company. Here’s what they had to say:
Tang Ching Leng, Managing Director of Sinwah Industries
When incoming EO Malaysia Chapter President, Felicia Lim, was cracking her head over the ideal venue for our latest Strategy Summit, the location of Jakarta, Indonesia, wasn’t even on the short list. In fact, Hanoi, Vietnam, was our final choice after weeks of painstaking planning. A luxurious hotel by the countryside was booked, and various outdoor activities that tickled the soul were lined up. We were locked and loaded for the time of our lives!
By Jai Gupta, EO Indore, Vogmask
Jai shares how he turned his dangerous health situation into a million-dollar business.
A passion for entrepreneurship and a desire to help U.S. military veterans has inspired members of EO Houston to put together the second annual EO Houston Veterans Business Battle.
The business plan competition is open to any honorably discharged U.S. military veteran who submits a business plan through the event website, www.vetbizbattle.com. Finalists are invited to pitch their business ideas to a panel of investors for a chance at investment.
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, here are 30,000 (30 pictures) from 2015. Thank you for being a part of EO this year, and we can’t wait to continue learning and growing with you in 2016!
We asked EO Cleveland member Keith Strauss to describe the Mentorship Program in exactly 29 words, and we were very impressed by his ability to create this meaningful message in so few words:
“EO Mentorship impacts the entrepreneurial ecosystem with help, guidance, and direction for emerging entrepreneurs, established businesses, and seasoned business leaders. Its impact can be seen throughout the business world.”
#EOlooksback at 2015 … On the 28th day of December, we celebrate the number of years EO has existed! Since 1987, EO has been transforming the lives of the entrepreneurs who transform the world.
Congratulations to the 2015 EO Leadership Academy Graduates! We would like to congratulate the EO Leadership Academy Class of 2015! Twenty member leaders congregated from 1-5 November in Washington, DC., USA, for a five-day program of rich learning and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.