16-19 December, 2022
8th Edition of Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp was concluded successfully in Bangkok, Thailand from 16th to 19th December 2022. The 8th edition of Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp hosted 130 participants from 35 different countries. The participants were mentored by 20 mentor/speaker from renowned institute around the globe.
The 8th edition of Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp was hosted in collaboration with Swiss School of Management, United Peace Keepers Federal Council (UNPKFC) and Global School of Business Management as co-organizer, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Thailand, GreenTech Edu Venture as Knowledge partner and Stay De Luxe as Local partner. For the opening ceremony, GEB had welcomed honorable guests from Royal Thai Government followed by the Keynote session by Prof. Dr. Massimiliano Bracalé (President, Swiss School of Management), Dr. Aphinita Chaichana (President UNPKFC), Pisanupong Sittichockkaewmoon (Secretariat of the Prime Minister, Thailand) and Dato’ Steve Cheah, (Founder, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), Thailand).
From the 8th Edition, GEB has introduced GEB Global Social Impact Award and GEB Global Youth Icon Award to recognize and appreciate the effort of the change makers and impact creators in the community. The GEB Global Social Impact Award was awarded to Dr. Sathit Kumar (Deputy President, UNPKFC), Dr. Krizz Chan (Advisor, UNPKFC), GP.Capt.Teerawat Duangchan (Former Assistant Director of Plan and Project Division of Peace Keeping Operation Center, Royal Thai Armed Forces, Thailand), Pisanupong Sittichockkaewmoon (Secretariat of the Prime Minister, Thailand), Prof.Dr. Sakkasem Rajabali Niyomvanich (Chief of Staff to Vice Minister, Thailand), Miss Patcharapan Boonma (Plan and Policy Analyst, Professional level, Prime Minister Operation Center, Thailand), Pollt.Col.Dr. Acharaphan Niyomvanich (Staff to First Deputy Prime Minister, Thailand), Nguyen Quang Huy (Founder, Vietnam Social Innovation Centre), Bharat Raj Dhakal (Chairman, Muktinath Development Bank)
The GEB Global Youth Icon Award was awarded to Mir Sabbir Baloch (GEB Country Director, Pakistan) Jagrat Jhamb (Founder, The Brand Folks, India), Anurag Kumar (Indian School of Business, India), Sita Ram Kaphle (Chairman, Muktinath Capital Limited, Nepal), Nguyễn Việt Trung, (MC, Vietnam), Sharanyan Sharma (Prime One Global LLC, Sri Lanka), Dr. Anjum Anwar (Social Activist, Pakistan) , Dr. Makhdoom Bilawal (Pakistan).
The panel of notable speakers includes Dr. Serena Magnanti (Vice President, Swiss School of Management), Prof. Nguyen Quang Huy (Foreign Trade University, Vietnam), Mr. Anurag Kumar (Indian School of Business (ISB)), Dr. Elizabeth Soliday (Provost, Swiss School of Management), Ms. Ulrike Guelich (Co-founder, Startup Pulse Thailand), Mr. Sanjeeva Shrivesh (Founder, the Entrepreneurship School), Ms. Diah Yusuf (Founder, Indonesia Prima/ SYP Asia Council for Small Business Indonesia), Mr. Thiagarajan Ramasamy (CEO, GreenTech Edu Ventures), Dr. Sathit Kumar (Deputy President, UNPKFC), Mr. Sharanyan Sharma (Managing Director, Prime One Global LLC), Dr. Krizz Chan (CEO, Blue Zone Nongkhai/ Advisor UNPKFC), Mr. Chi Kang Chiang (CEO, Foundersbacker), Mr. Jagrat Jhamb (Founder, The Brand Folks), Ms. Airada Songpatthanayuth (CEO, Carter - Platform for Market Tourism), Ms. Aishwarya P. Menon (Founder, AGT Vetures) and Dr. Anjum Anwar (Social Activist).
Besides mentorship session, GEB hosted several networking sessions, team work sessions and cultural night which helped our participants, mentors/speakers as well as organizers create a bonding and explore more opportunities for collaboration. The uppermost goal of these sessions were to help participants work in their business model, build a strong network, grow the team spirit and help participants get the real-life experience of working in a team.
On the demo day, 11 different business ideas were pitched. The pitched Ideas included Blue Earth (a Revolutionary shoe design, multipurpose sustainable shoe brand that is made out of recycling plastics), Fumos Fuel (an environmental liability (Food Waste) to an industrial asset (Bio-Fuel)), Musa Pact (a company specializing in production and trading activities in the field of banana fiber and banana stem products), Footify (company which ties up with shoe brands, that are not very expensive, and target the middle market), Fox Plus One (a startup that helps to make education relevant, purposeful, practical, and value-oriented, so that trained teachers can help students apply what they learned), HiveAsia (a platform for Leaders to discuss Global Agenda in Asia), HerbCarnation (a startup Creating a market for women farmers and we will serve as direct buyers, while creating different herbal products from the the herbs produced bought from those farmers), Farmer Connect (a startup to procure the excess vegetable production of rural farmers and sell it to the city customers in order to create impact in the lives of farmers and the customers), Yummy (an app that allows people to access baking recipes (with guiding videos), and order ingredients and supplies to their homes), Path Mate (an online mentoring and guiding platform for recent graduates seeking for better opportunities and career options) and Urja (Electric Vehicle Power Station with other additional facilities).
The winner of the 8th Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp was team Fumos Fuel with team members Samarth Goyal, Sahaj Patel Aman Badlani, Priyansh Thakkar and Foram Jani. The startup HerbCarnation was the Best Team of the Bootcamp with team member Fatou Manneh , Ruth Sitali , Rajdeep Ojha, Samkit Jain and Meenal Jha.