Vote for the YBI People’s Choice Entrepreneur of the Year
Max MacBride (GEW global)
China,India,Mexico,Sri Lanka,Trinidad and Tobago
Nov 11, 2010
Youth Business International (YBI) have today launched a global competition in partnership with Global Entrepreneurship Week to discover who the general public thinks is the best young entrepreneur of 2010.
We want you to tell us which of our shortlisted entrepreneurs deserves to win the People’s Choice award. To help you do so, you can watch a one-minute video on each young entrepreneur, showcasing their business and what their success means to them.
Cast your vote before November 18 at www.unleashingideas.org/ybi.
Hailing from a wide range of countries, from Mexico to Hong Kong to India, these entrepreneurs embody the spirit of enterprise: demonstrating innovation, creating jobs, and helping to develop their local communities.
The entrepreneurs are as follows and were selected from the shortlist for the 2010 YBI Entrepreneur of the Year competition:
- Besai Arizmendi, México | Frutos con sabor a México – an organic tomato producer
- Shriram Kaluke, India | Shri Ganesh Enterprises - water tank cleaning services
- Chetan Khaladkar, India | Sai Sound Systems & Decorators – sound and lighting for events
- Wenhui Ma, China | Xi Kin Yuan Folk Culture Company – traditional handicrafts
- Fathuma Nisreen, Sri Lanka | Ramsi Fashion - women’s garments and bags
- Hitender Punyane, India | SHN Enterprises – customised air-conditioning panels
- Denise Spencer Huffton, India | Dream Weaver – products for beauty salons
- Alex Tam and Felix Chung, Hong Kong | EcoSage Limited – recycling and environmentally-friendly products
- David Thomas and Rachel Renie, Trinidad & Tobago | Market Movers – online food distribution
So tell us now who should win the People’s Choice award!
For more on the YBI Entrepreneur of the Year, please visit the YBI website.
About Youth Business International (YBI)
Founded in the UK in 2000 and an official Global Partner of GEW, Youth Business International (YBI) is a not-for-profit organisation that leads a global network of independent country initiatives helping young people to start their own business and create employment. With a network spanning nearly 40 countries across five continents, YBI enables the launch of thousands of new enterprises and significantly increases business survival and growth rates – key factors in job creation and sustainable economic development. YBI is one of The Prince’s Charities, a group of not-for-profit organisations of which HRH The Prince of Wales is President.
In its role as Global Partner YBI continues to support Global Entrepreneurship Week by galvanising its network to become involved with the campaign. Last year YBI launched the ‘Recommendations for Action’ policy paper as part of the Week, offering advice to government and business on practical ways to support young entrepreneurs. This year, in addition to the People’s Choice award, YBI will launch its Beyond Collateral report on access to finance for entrepreneurs during Global Entrepreneurship Week. YBI will also be catalysing GEW activity in the ten countries for which it provides the official GEW Host: Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Guyana, India, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, Trinidad and Tobago and the Ukraine.