Team Exygen comprised of 4th year Bachelor of Commerce students: Wilson Mutisya, Chiuri Kagume and Ian Mbugua was one of the two teams selected to represent Africa and Asia at the GSVC (Global Social Venture Competition) to be held at Hass Business School, University of California, Berkeley in USA from 18th to 21st April 2012.
Team Exygen was selected at the Africa and Asia round of the competition held at the India Business School (ISB) from 8th to 10th March. Strathmore sent three teams to ISB. They were Team Chagua Plus, Team Exygen and Team M-calc.
There were 200 business plans received from Asia and Africa at the competition this year. The finalists were selected in three rounds. The first round reduced the teams to 18. The second was to select the top 6 teams from the 18. And the third round was to select the top two teams from the six to represent Asia and Africa.
Team Exygen is among the top two teams! "We are very proud of our students. The calibre of competitors and business schools at the competition were nothing short of the best. This achievement is testament to the quality of our students," said Mr David Wang'ombe, the Dean of SMC who led the Strathmore teams at the Africa-Asia finals and will accompany the team to USA.
We wish team Exygen all the best in the global finals!
Strathmore entered the competition for the first time in late 2009. The team from the University's School of Management and Commerce (SMC) was the first team from Africa to make it to the Asia finals which took place in March 2010.
In late 2010, SMC again entered two business plans in the Asia finals that were held in March 2011. In December, the School of Management and Commerce held the first GSVC competition on African soil and selected the teams that represented Kenya in the Asia- Africa finals at the Indian School of Business (ISB).
GSVC was initiated by the Haas School of Business in 1999. Its mission is to promote entrepreneurial businesses that have clear and quantifiable social objectives and are financially sustainable, through revenue generation.
The competition is highly regarded globally now. Its current global partners include Columbia Business School, London Business School, India School of Business, and Thammasat University and Social Venture Competition Korea (SVCK) have recently joined as regional partners.
|Team Exygen you made us proud, together we are behind you|
Comment made on 2012-03-16 05:18:41
|GREAT WORK and CONGRATULATIONS!! Wish you all the best at Hass Business School|
Comment made on 2012-03-16 06:28:02
|Fly, guys, fly! All the best|
Comment made on 2012-03-16 06:49:45
Comment made on 2012-03-16 07:28:24
|Evans Campbell |
|All the best to those gentlemen. All of whom are also AIESEC Strathmore alumni. Make us proud. |
Comment made on 2012-03-18 22:52:51
|This is really good guys! Keep it up.:)|
Comment made on 2012-03-21 01:03:50
|Thumbs up & congratulations. lots of support from us. |
Comment made on 2012-03-27 00:37:17
|Congrats team Exygen, we are rooting for your success in the global round. Go gentlemen!|
Comment made on 2012-03-28 10:00:53
|Congrats! Good luck and continue to do us proud!|
Comment made on 2012-04-04 12:51:11
|Congratulations. Way to go!!!|
Comment made on 2012-04-09 15:41:48
|Bring it home guys!!|
Comment made on 2012-04-17 13:52:37
|congraturations!!the trio ,the true image of kenya/africa.Hogera,all the best.|
Comment made on 2012-04-18 01:05:29
|Keep it up guys. All the best|
Comment made on 2012-04-18 11:04:35
|Congrats I say. Good work|
Comment made on 2012-04-19 03:50:45
|Congratulations..Go and bring the trophy back home...Its in you..May God be with you all.|
Comment made on 2012-04-20 12:06:20