About the Contest
The Global Enterprise Experience develops global leaders skilled in managing across cultures, time zones, and developed and developing countries with world views that are worlds apart. It builds a mindset for creating successful business ventures that tackle social and environmental issues.
Participants are in teams of eight, with members drawn from around the world. Teams compete, not countries. The team uses cloud computing to communicate with its members. To date 5,500 students from 420 universities in 82 countries have participated. Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand’s capital city is the home of the contest. This is the twelfth contest.
The 2015 Contest
It will run from April 22 to May 13, it is free to enter, and there are no restrictions on who may enroll. Enrollment is between January 20 and April 8. You may choose a partner to work with or you may enroll as a single. The second participant in your pair needs to enroll the email address of the first participant to enroll. It is helpful to provide your team members with several avenues of communicating. The enrollment form has the option of entering your username for Skype, Facebook and Drop Box and your cellphone number. If you enter this information, only your team members will see it.
After enrolling you will be sent an email requesting a brief bio to share with your team members. If we have not received your bio by April 11 then you will not be placed in a team. Late enrollments will be considered to fit into your university calendar, but we would appreciate prior notice if this is likely.
You will receive an email on April 22 with the names, countries and contact details of your eight team members. Teams will have three weeks to brainstorm an idea, undertake research and analysis, and write their proposal. A New Zealand student is responsible for getting the team started, but leadership may shift to other team members during the course of the contest. Teams communicate using systems such as email, Google Docs, Facebook, Skype, Dropbox, Whatsapp, Imo, Trello, cellphone or other technologies chosen by the group.
On May 13 the team leader emails in the team report, and each participant emails in their own one-page journal.
What is the report assessed on????
- The concept
- Financing and economics
- Thinking on how to make it happen
- Presentation of the report
The Prize Giving
The 2015 prize giving will be held in New Zealand’s parliament in June. New Zealand participants collected on behalf of their international colleagues’ awards, certificates and letters of recommendation, which will then be returned to the organizer and posted to the participant. Only those who completed all of the requirements of the contest are eligible for awards and certificates.
Contest Duration: April 22 to May 13
Enrollment Dates: January 20 and April 8. Enroll here
To read more about this contest. Check out the details here