The Entrepreneurship Campus is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Thank You to our Competitions’ Participants

Entrepreneurship Campus

Dear members of the Entrepreneurship Campus,

Congratulations to all the contestants who participated in the 2019 edition of the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition, on the first edition of the Tourism Competition, and the General Competition.

We are very happy with the sheer number of participants engaged in creating a better future through entrepreneurial education and sustainable innovation. A record number of contestants joined us in this editions.

We would like to thank all the participants for their enthusiastic participation in the Entrepreneurship Campus as well as all the people that backed them with votes and support.

Being an entrepreneur is hard, and being an entrepreneur in developing countries is even more challenging.
We hope this experience helps you stay concerned and motivated to address problems on sustainability by providing new ideas, products, and services that reduce the exploitation of natural resources and benefit humanity.

We are looking forward to analyzing the contests and the results to validate the finalists in each of the competitions.
To us, all the published ideas and projects and even those that couldn’t meet the submission deadline are equally important as they express a genuine desire to deliver meaningful change. You all made our competitions more interesting and we hope you gained valuable experience and life skills.

Keep up the good work!
You never know who you are inspiring!

Thank you,
The Entrepreneurship Campus Team

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64 Comments

  1. To be honest, my experience was superb. Through this competition, i came to know that how much people are enthusiastic around the world. I really wanna adulate everyone efforts and especially this campus who provided us a platform to share our efforts and to motivate others as well to do something nice for our society.
    We are here to create, not to destroy. and i realized this through this competition where everyone is fighting for betterment of our people.
    I made some new friends here and i wish for their win because their work was remarkable.

    • Livia Alice Ramos

      02.09.2019 · Reply

      I am so glad to participate this year. Even if I don’t win, everything worth it. Thank you very much to gave us this opportunity. The world need more people with this same energy. We will still apply that things day by day with so much happiness. ❤️

  2. Adeosun Oluwatosin

    02.09.2019 · Reply

    Special thanks to the organizers

    Thanks so much for engaging our minds for 109 days.

    It was a very interesting and intensed 109 days full of learning,meeting great minds,networking with other changemakers across the globe.

    I am glad I made it to the end

  3. Thank you for such a great opportunity. It was the first time That I felt safe to share my idea and actually the first time that I find a platform to make it happen in the real world. I think we absolutely should thank you.

  4. Prajakta Alase

    02.09.2019 · Reply

    It was a great journey with all like minded and amazing Entrepreneurs. Even though I got to know about this competetion very last moment and I submitted my idea on last day of submission which is 31st July. It was great to have feedback, suggestions and motivation from all and to know about more sustainable ideas from every corner of the worlds. This was the first time we got such a huge platform to present our ideas. Also learnt a lot from assignments and online training, found all the parts of training on “How to be sustainable Entrepreneur” very intresting. Thanks again for providing this great platform.

  5. Annie

    02.09.2019 · Reply

    It was an awesome experience on campus. I learnt and made new friends.
    Thanks for every opportunity and thank you for thanking us

    • It was such a beautiful journey that I will always be cherishing through out my life.Right from the time I got accepted in the second round I felt that I could do something more.Then, I got more encouraged and I shared my ideas.It is not just a platform to share our ideas and bring about a change but there are also other things that I could learn like from online trainings, interact with international friends and be a member of it.This was my first time that I participated and I really hope that these kinds of platform will be organized in the future too.So, I really want to thank for the organizers for providing us such a great platform to put our ideas, set our vision to do something for the society.Once, thank you so much for everything.

  6. My greatest appreciation goes to Professor Gunter Faltin, He is not just an Ivory Tower expertise, it makes me have a voice now in Nigeria, even if I am yet to arrive Germany, I am so excited, I turned out to be an Entrepreneurship Lecturer over night as a result of his book, I digested every bit of the content especially our lessons on pages 97 to 109, and my silver lining is on the quote of Andrew Carnegie powerful quotes that says, ” Concentrate your energies, your thought, and your capital” The wise man put all his eggs in one basket and watches it” I am ready to meet him in “Winners Announcement’s Ceremony in Free University soon” bye

  7. I am pleased I was part of this amazing journey with so many ambitious entrepreneurs! Honesty I read some very remarkable projects/ideas here. As it mentioned by another contestant this was the first time I had such a huge opportunity to present my idea and my business plan. I also learnt a lot from the assignments and the online training.
    I want to thank all the organizers for their effords.

    Sincerely
    Ioannis Emmanouil Kosmadakis
    Founder & Chief Troublemaker of “fisea – Book your fishing holidays”

  8. This is a great opportunity of networking, collaborating and meeting like-minded entrepreneurs. This year competition is very engaging and interesting. I am glad to be associated with this year’s 2019 Youth Citizens Entrepreneurship Competition. Thank you for the opportunity!

  9. This campus has allowed me to discover and learn more about lots of things as well as knowing myself better as a budding entrepreneur. Furthermore, I learnt so much about the SDGs through out this journey. I thank all who backed me up with their support. Also, I am grateful to the organisers for offering us such a big and inspiring journey.

  10. My Humblest Thanks Goes to Campus Administrator

    Well, almost everyone from the campus has been giving an emotional speech, I will try to not be long with mine..A big CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for all the support you have granted me since day one and which has been pushing me to do better each time. This journey has been long almost 4 months, but we have learned so many things here, from both negative and positive experiences. There has been many ups and downs, but we know we did our best, we supported as many idea/projects we could. Sometimes the blue bar motivated us, sometimes it did the reverse. I, personally obtained so many benefits from the campus, ranging from the online training, blogs, ideas/projects, to knowing myself as an entrepreneur, learning more about innovation and creativity, borrowing and the list goes on and on, but the most amazing thing was making so many entrepreneurship friends and educating many through my concepts and components.

    The whole world felt and sensed and convinced and intuitively believed in my idea GREEN RIBBON, hence you believe in LOVING LIFE and ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Healthy living and fresh breathe for cerebral palsy kids and teens that is even bad than CANCER yet they world ignore it.. We need sustainable actions for our planet. In GREEN RIBBON Start Ups, we are ideas generators with fun toward sustainable development and we need to protect nature, without which we cease to exist. THANKS!
    https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/16245

  11. It was a great experience to be part of 2019 contestant, my fellow conpetitors made it even thus I never felt I was competing with them but working together. To the campus team you acquitted us we knowledge those exercise helped me to improve my idea and how to be a good entrepreneur. Thank you so much may you continue doing this for us

  12. It was a great journey with all like minded and amazing Entrepreneurs. Even though I got to know about this competition very last moment and I submitted my idea on last day of submission which is 31st July. It was great to have feedback, suggestions and motivation from all and to know about more sustainable ideas from every corner of the worlds. This was the first time we got such a huge platform to present our ideas. Also learnt a lot from assignments and online training, found all the parts of training on “How to be sustainable Entrepreneur” very interesting. Thanks again for providing this great platform.

  13. Oprah Winfrey: “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”

  14. Abram Maher September 3, 2019 21:18

    There are several qualities entrepreneurs should enjoy, including:
    1_ leadership and energy, and internal control. Be confident.
    2_ high initiative, and personal responsibility.
    3_ Fear of failure.
    4_ participation in the long term.
    5_ Solve problems continuously.
    6_ use all existing resources.
    7_ impose self-standards.
    thank you very much.

    I think Abram’s qualities are educative, let us embrace this ephraim essien

  15. I do hope that we do not make this be about “trading votes”. Its a good venture that should not be decided by participants trading votes!

  16. “A university should not be an island where academics attain higher and higher levels of knowledge without sharing any of this knowledge with its neighbours.”

    Muhammad Yunus

  17. “I wanted to give money to people like this woman so that they would be free from the moneylenders to sell their product at the price which the markets gave them – which was much higher than what the trader was giving them.”

    Muhammad Yunus

  18. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie

  19. “Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.” – Andrew Carnegie

  20. The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

    – Andrew Carnegie

  21. My Greatest Appreciation Goes To Campus Administrator

    He was my motivator and lead entrepreneur who gave me the courage, focused to climbed this entrepreneurship campus mountain. I felt satisfied, what I learned in this laboratory have started igniting divine spark in Nigerians.

    Thank You Campus Administrator for your Active Participation

  22. “There is little success where there is little laughter.” – Andrew Carnegie

  23. On Technology

    While technology is important, it’s what we do with it that truly matters.

    Muhammad Yunus

  24. Many thanks to you for giving us this wonderful opportunity to present and put forward our ideas and projects which will contribute significantly in the soon future by achieving number of Sustainable Development Goals.
    Through this competition, I came to know that there is a great youth platform which help and support us to be more enthusiastic and optimistic. I really wanted adulate everyone efforts and especially this campus who provided us a platform to share our efforts and to motivate others as well to do something nice for our society.
    I wish that this kind of youth platforms keep continuing to support youth aspirations across the world.

    Wish you all the best

  25. I want to reminds all my co-finalists to remember September 22, 2019
    Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both
    categories.

    As a social innovation expert now, my job is to helps others create their start ups across borders. Ephraim Essien Nigeria Finalist Best Idea 2019

  26. I have never really thought about the future until Until two months
    ago an announcement was made at our school about one girl. She
    was seriously ill. She had cancer. A very aggressive form of it. The
    doctors in our country did everything they could for her. Still she was
    dying. Her only hope was the treatment that she could get in
    Germany. She needed minimum of 50 thousand Euros to be able to
    go and soon. The price of the human life. It’s a lot of money here. So
    her parents started raising funds wherever they could and
    eventually came to our school. Nowadays we have almost got used
    to such stories because after the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station accident the rate of cancer
    among children in Belarus has increased 13 times. This power station is situated almost at the
    boarder of our Republic and right after the accident the wind was blowing north and carrying
    radioactive clouds in our direction So there are articles in newspapers, announcements on TV,
    Internet about kids dying of cancer who need urgent help.

  27. We often even forget that The Entrepreneurship Campus is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

  28. The wonderful thing is that as we decrease the scale of economic activity, we actually increase our own emotional well being. That is because at the deepest level localization is about connection. It is about re establishing our sense of interdependence with others and with the natural world. And this connection is a fundamental human need.

  29. ” I began my career as an economics professor but became frustrated because the economic theories I taught in the classroom didn’t have any meaning in the lives of poor people I saw all around me. I decided to turn away from the textbooks and discover the real-life economics of a poor person’s existence.”

    Muhammad Yunus

  30. Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

    Mother Teresa

  31. Green Ribbon is not just a social business in Nigeria but it has brought smiles to million of lives throughout Nigeria
    Opeyemi

  32. Campus Administrator really stirred GREEN RIBBON (2019 BEST IDEA) to be the mirror of the world best enterprise.
    Opeyemi, Lagos, Nigeria.

  33. Entrepreneurs are positive and patience in nature, they are not pessimistic and poor as we think.

    Ephraim Essien Green Ribbon Startup Founder 2019/ Best Idea Finalist – Nigeria

  34. The fact that the poor are alive is clear proof of their ability.
    Muhammad Yunus

  35. Why could not advantage be taken of a time of relative calm and quiet to investigate and try to solve a question of such immense and worldwide importance, both from the humane and Christian stand-point?
    Henry Dunant
    Christian, Taken, Trying

  36. It is a great honour for me to be “A 2019 Best Idea Finalist”: to follow in the footsteps of world-renowned thinkers and activists-many of whom, incidentally, I am happy to count among my friends and colleagues. An honour and also a source of great hope and strength: that an organisation as prestigious as The Entrepreneurship Campus should understand and value the role of economic localization in helping to create a more equitable and sustainable world. i thank you for your support and accept this global position as a finalist on behalf of the emerging worldwide localization movement; a movement that, I believe can not only help to prevent ecological devastation but also substantially improve the quality of life for the great majority of people on earth.
    Ephraim Essien
    Green Ribbon Best Idea
    Start-up Founder

  37. I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”

    Mother Teresa

  38. “Live simply so others may simply live.”
    Mother Teresa

  39. Richard K. Morgan
    “A weapon is a tool,” she repeated, a little breathlessly. “A tool for killing and destroying. And there will be times when, as an Envoy, you must kill and destroy. Then you will choose and equip yourself with the tools that you need. But remember the weakness of weapons. They are an extension–you are the killer and destroyer. You are whole, with or without them.”

    ― Richard K. Morgan

  40. “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”
    Mother Teresa

  41. “No man can become rich without himself enriching others.” – Andrew Carnegie

  42. “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
    Mother Teresa

  43. “it is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” ~ Nelson Mandela

  44. “Peace begins with a smile.”
    Mother Teresa

  45. Be an Entrepreneur
    Sinnvoll leben – Selbstwirksam werden – Erfolgreich gründen

    Stiftung Entrepreneurship Faltin Stiftung
    Vorstand: Klaus Weidner Vorsit, Günter Faltin, W.-Dietrich Winterhager
    Kuratorium: Kurt Hammer Vorsitz, Holger Johnson stellv. Vorsitz,
    Muhammed Yunus, Hernando de Soto, Gunter Pauli, Fritz Fleischmann

  46. “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.”
    Mother Teresa

  47. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
    Mother Teresa

  48. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ”
    Mother Teresa

  49. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier”.
    Mother Teresa

  50. Haruo Miyagi

    Founder and CEO of ETIC. (Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities). In 1993, while studying at Waseda University in Japan, Mr. Miyagi founded ETIC. as a nation-wide network of student entrepreneurs, and it was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2000. In 2001, he established ETIC. Social Venture Center, which has supported and trained over 1,000 young social entrepreneurs to date.

  51. “The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.”
    Mother Teresa

  52. I take great pride in welcoming all the blog viewers to the last day of the youth competition winner’s announcement.
    I use this medium to say a big thank you to all the leaders in this house. Kudos to you all.
    I’m Ephraim Essien
    The Founder of Green Ribbon.

  53. “When the game is over I just want to look at myself in the mirror, win or lose, and know I gave it everything I had.” Joe Montana

  54. Six days to our 2019 entrepreneurship summit, l urges all 7 billions global citizens to visit this site and be a part of our sustainable and culture of peace

  55. “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”
    Mother Teresa

  56. “God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.”
    Mother Teresa

  57. Entrepreneurs are those who intersect a balance between social, economic, and environmental toward a sustainable future

  58. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
    Mother Teresa

  59. “Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.”
    Mother Teresa

  60. “Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.”
    Mother Teresa

  61. As a 2019 Best ldea Finalist, l welcome ALL global citizens to our magnificent entrepreneurship summit 2019, You are ALL WELCOME!

  62. As a 2019 Best ldea Finalist, l welcome ALL global citizens to our magnificent entrepreneurship award ceremony day 2019, You are ALL WELCOME!

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Timeline 2019

March 18, 2019
Competition launch.
Entries are welcomed
May 15, 2019
Voting & commenting begins for all
July 31, 2019
Deadlines for entries
August 31, 2019
Deadlines for votes & comments
September 12, 2019
10 finalists announced in both categories
September 12, 2019
People’s Choice Prize winners announced
September 22, 2019
Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both
categories
October 12, 2019
Deadline for Panel of Judges’ selection of the winners
October 19, 2019
Winners announced at Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin

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