We are pleased to announce that The Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society has now completed the first round of its Online Competition beta testing. Six teams from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and the International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW) have been selected by the international panel of seven judges to proceed to round two, based on their initial written proposals. All participating teams received feedback on their submissions.
Now in the second round, the six teams have until the end of May to research their business proposal and present it to the judging panel, both orally and in writing. In addition to the oral and written feedback on their round one proposals, the teams will have ongoing access to the HES online repository, which will be supplemented by mentoring.
The proposals, which deal with different aspects of the sustainability challenge, display considerable creativity and innovation and the judges are looking forward to receiving the second round of submissions and hearing about the learning that has taken place. They, like Felicity and I, are optimistic that as a result of the competition, not only will several exciting graduate-led Harmonious Enterprises be launched, but all of the participants will understand the need for Harmonious Entrepreneurship and for the urgent need for the creation of start-ups in which profit, people and planet are in harmony.
We are grateful to all of the judges, speakers, supporters, and sponsors as well as the staff and participating students of both UWTSD and IUMW for their contribution to this stage of the competition. Once this second stage is completed, culminating in our online awards event in June, we will reflect on the experience and start preparing for the launch of the global competition that is planned for the academic year 2022/23. Do come and join us.
It was a pleasure to read the initial business ideas submitted by both Universities and looking forward to seeing how the six successful teams move into the business planning stage of their ventures. Whatever happens, taking time to build teams focussing on entrepreneurial endeavours will be invaluable to all participants.