Announcing Finalists in Best Projects, Youth Category

Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition Finalists

Dear contestants of the Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Best Projects finalists in the Youth Category of the 2020 Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition. During the years, the competition has recognized numerous inspirational people and their efforts to harness the power of social entrepreneurship to change lives and communities.

Here are the finalists for this edition of the competition:

  1. SHOCKLET
    Shahzeb Khan, India
  2. Tonray
    Julius/Anayochukwu, Nigeria
  3. BioFSM (Biofuel of Sheep Manure)
    Dilnaza Karmenova, Kazakhstan
  4. Adar
    Tamanna Dua, India
  5. 0-Gap Mask Initiative
    Sarah Yungju Lee, Angela Jiyoon Rhee, and Miru Doran Jun, Korea
  6. Energy car
    Abram Ghabrial, Egypt
  7. AdACause — Donate to charities or causes by watching Ads
    Adrit Rao, United States
  8. Hands Free
    Faisal AlFozan, Kuwait
  9. Cilota Bali
    I Komang Sukarma, Indonesia
  10. Smart Lc
    Arpita Kar, IndiaFind below each of the finalists’ projects:

    Best Projects 2020

    Best Projects 2020 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

    Many thanks go to all the other participants! We hope that you enjoyed this experience and gained the knowledge to get started as an entrepreneur and change maker.
    Congratulations to all of you!
    The Entrepreneurship Campus Team

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5 Comments

  1. This is indeed an inspiration to me to continue in forging ahead to make an impact in my society through education. thank you YCEC for the opportunity given to all of us to understand our entrepreneurship talents. I am most grateful. Cheers

  2. Congratulations to all campus members that made it to the finalist limit and to those that did not make it. We have all done absolutely well. The collaboration and networking has been resounding. We are all finalist in one way or the other so be encouraged to forge ahead in your ideas and project implementation.

  3. Research Square
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    Some Compounds from Neem leaves extract exhibit binding affinity as high as -14.3 kcal/mol against COVID-19 Main Protease (Mpro): A Molecular Docking Study

    Shanmuga Subramanian S

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    Currently the new Coronavirus “COVID-19”, also known as SARS-CoV-2, has infected nearly 3 million patients and nearly 200,000+ people have lost their lives due to this pandemic. There is an urgent need to find an antiviral agent that may slow down the spread of the virus. The aim of this study is to assess and evaluate compounds present in leaves of Neem tree (Azadirachta Indica) as potential inhibitors for COVID-19 Main Protease (Mpro) (PDB code: 6LU7). This will be done by blind molecular docking using PyRx and Auto Vina software. The compounds Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir were used for comparative study. The binding energies obtained from the docking of 6LU7 with meliacinanhydride, nimocinol, isomeldenin, nimbolide, zafaral, nimbandiol, nimbin, nimbinene, desacetylnimbin were -14.3, -12.4, -12.3, -12.2, -11.9, -11.8, -11.7, -11.7, -11.4 kcal/mol respectively. Therefore Meliacinanhydride (Ki=33.36 pM) and the compounds from Neem leaves may be a potential treatment option against COVID-19. In addition to that the leaves contain others compounds like Quercetin, Zinc,Vitamin A,Vitamin B1,B2,B6, Vitamin C,Vitamin E etc., which may boost immunity also (Garba, 2019) .Further investigation is needed to evaluate the results of this study to consider Neem leaves as potential treatment option as it might inhibit the virus and boost immunity also.
    Reference http://www.researchsquare.com
    Hope this will be useful to all.

  4. Good afternoon / good evening my name is UMAR IMAM the 22 years old founder of AFRIK Designers. I’m super excited to be part of this great competition. For an entrepreneur like me from Nigeria to be recognised in the top 10 finalist of my category of the youth idea across the continent it means so much not just to me or my start-up, but also to my Country. It tells many young people that it’s possible! And we should keep pushing and Use our innovation and the resources we already have around us to create the kind of charge we want to see.
    Congratulations to all the finalist that made it this far.
    And to the CEC Organizers, my heart is glad I can’t thank you enough. Words cannot express how grateful I am.
    Thanks for your efforts in this competition.

  5. I am super excited that my project AdACause is a finalist for the best project in youth category. I would like to thank the CEC organizers for this opportunity.

    Congratulations to everyone who took part in the competition and wish you all good luck and success in your ventures. I got a lot of support from the EC community, family and friends and would like to thank all. I also got a lot of insight from the training material and blogs.

    Thanks,
    Adrit Rao
    Founder/CEO Arètech
    AdACause project

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