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.
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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!