W-HBS CEO Serves As A Judge At The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)



EO Nigeria GSEA 2015 featured 50 candidates from across Nigeria. 15 contestants emerged and contested at the national finals where they presented their business models and plans to a 16-man panel of judges made up of global EO officials, Lagos and Abuja Chapters officials as well as respected entrepreneurs like our CEO, Olanrewaju Oniyitan.

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global network of more than 10,200 business owners in 42 countries with a combined US$565 billion in annual revenue, converged on country as its local chapter organized the EO’s prized learning session and Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) national finals. Since its establishment in 1987, fostering leadership has been one of EO’s critical offerings, which has enabled the organization to aggressively expand its global impact and influence.

EO GSEA is the premier global competition for high school, undergraduate and graduate students who own and operate businesses. Nominees compete against their peers from around the world for the chance to win capital and in-kind prizes from sponsor organisations. EO GSEA supports student entrepreneurs through mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success.

Prince Oyeniyi’s “Ambassadors Radio Show” concept, which currently runs on Unilag FM, emerged the most exciting of the 15 different presentations by some of the brilliant Nigerian student entrepreneurs. Speaking on the winning concept, Oyeniyis, the final year Mathematic student of the University of Lagos explained that because of his disadvantaged background after loosing his taxi driver father at the age of seven, he was inspired to get stories that will inspire people to become whatever they want to be.

Ambassador radio show has hosted successful business leaders and entrepreneurs like Pat Utomi and other top notch Nigerians and international figures. He hopes to syndicate the programme on not fewer than 10 topnotch radio stations and anticipates setting up the largest online radio station in the world.

Oyeniyi won a prize money of N1million, an all-expenses paid trip to the global finals in Washington DC (representing Nigeria at the 2015 EO GSEA between 15-17, April, 2015), a Lennox  high-end laptop, access to N500, 000 worth business training at the Netherlands Business School, Ikeja and entrepreneurial mentorship by EO Nigeria. Two runners up are Sunny K Kitchen and God’s power Print were also awarded N500, 000 and N250, 000 respectively while the training at the Netherlands Business School and mentorship are common to them.