For its 4th time UTB is involved in Global Entrepreneurship Week Theme: TRANSFORMATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Where Creativity meets society’s needs.

GEW is a movement that connects millions of people globally every November and inspires

them to unleash their ideas which leads to growing economies and expanded human welfare.

Last year alone, more than 10 million people in 170 countries participated in over 35,000 events.

 

Today November 14th, 2017 at UTB from 3:00 pm , the opening Remarks were given by     Dr. Callixte KABERA the vice chancellor of UTB explaining why GEW “Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of the innovators and job creators, Who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life ,drive economic growth and expand human welfare. In UTB, GEW seeks to inspire, connect, mentor, and engage students and start-ups.UTB is an Entrepreneurial university and we are always happy to promote entrepreneurship activities Through our entrepreneurship center ”

Dr. KABERA Callixte,  UTB Vice Chancellor opening the GEW at UTB

 

 

Participants

 

 

 

 

 

27 Selected students were given 2 minutes to briefly, persuade the panel and audience towards their business ideas and seek for the feed back from the panel .Ideas ranged from bakery, Cooking competition, setting up tour companies, restaurant  and made in Rwanda paper bags. Panellists encouraged Presenters to go on with their business ideas and dreams because they are the future employers for the community, they were also told that for an idea, or product to be good Should be interesting, memorable, unique,  responding to community problems and succinct.

 

The 27 selected students will receive coachers and mentors who will help them to come up with their business plans. The next Business Plan Competition will take place in March 2018.

 

Student presenting his business Idea

 

Student presenting

Student presenting

 

Student presenting her business idea to the panellists

27 students presented their business ideas

 

 

 

 

The panel consists of:

 

  1. Angela Rugo: A youth development enthusiast with experience in soft skills development, Private sector engagement and advocacy for youth employability . Angela works at AKAZI KANOZE as STWT Coordinator.
  2. David Niyonsaba: A mentor, support economical empowerment and socio-entrepreneurship. David is country Director at AIESEC Rwanda
  3. Wilson Habimana: A lumni of UTB, Managing Director and owner of Wilson tours travel agency
  4. Amani Twagirayezu: Young entrepreneur, winner of EDUCAT, DOT and Tony Eluminelu Foundation Business plan competition. Amani is Managing Director at TRIUMVIRATE FOOD COMPANYLTD
  5. Prof Dr. Tombola M. Gustave: Deputy Vice Chancellor/Academics at UTB

The panel was moderated by Mr. Pacifique UWINEZA, Director chamber of young entrepreneurs

 

Panellists listening to presenters

 

 

 

 

 

Panellists giving feedback to presenters

 

Presenters receiving their certificates

 

 

 

 

Presenters receiving their certificates

 

Panellists received their certificates

 

 

 

Closing remarks by Pr. Dr. Tombola M. Gustave DVC Academics- UTB

 

 

Group Photo with all presenters and panellists

 

 

By

 

 

Dr. MBARUSHIMANA Nelson Ph.D.

 

Director of Marketing & Career Advisory Center