Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Believe in your dream
Explain your idea in details:
A platform or an academy that is open to everyone whatever his/her age is. There are 2 options for the entrepreneur. Either he already has an idea or he loves the field but he doesn't have an idea yet. It is not only for entrepreneurs or professionals but also for any dreamer. The place is open for you and your idea in which the place has different rooms. Rooms are available for: 1- If you need a space to work on a project alone or with a team 2-To give courses about entrepreneurship, required skills to be professional and successful, marketing, innovation, etc. 3-To give specific courses related to each field. For example, your project is related to cooking and food so we will get a public figure or a master who is professional in cooking to teach you how to develop your talent and also new techniques. 4-Rooms to have workshops either among people with the same talent or among different talented people. 5-you can work alone with an instructor then you can join a team who works on the same project or related idea or you can always work alone privately. The enterprise will organize conferences, workshops, and competitions for the participants. Then, they will be able to participate in local competitions either related to entrepreneurship in general or related to a specific field. I have a dream that other enterprises abroad will have a similar idea so that we can, later on, organize international, competitions and conferences. This place will work on motivating every person until he reaches his goal and achieves his dream. They will learn how to combine between all the talents and their life experiences together and put them all inside their dream project.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The impact is confirmed through the following concepts: 1- SDG 4 ( quality education): through this project, we will have non-formal education in which they will learn through the sessions, courses, research, workshops, and practical work, how to achieve their dreams by working on their projects. All of these will improve the quality of education through these youth and it will motivate others to come as well. Also, these participants in my project will share what they learned with others and raise awareness. 2- Any of the SDGs can be achieved through any of the prepared projects by the participants. For example, you can find a person who is working on a new plan to solve the water crisis or climate change. In another way, we can collaborate all our talents and small projects to create a new big project related to any of the SDGs. Success is achieved when these young people feel better and become more interested to learn because at that moment they will be working on what they love and their dreams. Success will also be achieved if one day we are able to innovate a new solution to these disasters in our world or a new solution to reach any of the SDGs. Success is also achieved when everyday new persons join us and when our project collaborates with other organizations to work on the project. Every step is considered a success because the huge success takes much time to be reached.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The business model is high touch: As it requires a lot of interaction between the salesperson/director and the customers who are going to learn and work at that platform but also going to sell their products to the public. So our main key is Interaction. There will be secure funding. The financing source will start by the owner, sponsors, customers, buyers. Branding, of course, is one of our pillars.
My name is Mina Gerges. I am a pharmacist from Egypt. I am new in the field of entrepreneurship but I am applying here because I have a dream which is to establish a platform that can change the lives of others and achieve their dreams. In fact, my dream is to change the world and I believe I can do that through volunteering and helping others achieve their dreams. I also work as science communicator and my hobbies are making science shows, playing the rubik's cube, playing guitar, writing articles, and reading books. I love exchange programs, travelling, meeting new people, having new adventures and challenges and I always seek the change and innovation. Either winning or losing the competition, I would love the other participants to share me that project so that we can one day help everyone else to reach their goals and achieve their dreams. I never cared about money as much as caring about doing what I love using all my talents and hobbies. I would love to take that opportunity to learn from the others new things, learn more about entrepreneurship, seek innovation and creativity, share thoughts with others, and change the world.