The Future Entrepreneur of the Year is an annual international competition to recognise a young person (or team) demonstrating the highest level of commercial acumen. The competition is for children no older than 15 who had the best business pitch as part of the ABE Endorsed KidsMBA programme.
This year pupils at schools in the UK excelled with seven out of nine finalists. However, there are two strong contenders from Myanmar who could secure the trophy for South East Asia. All the business ideas put forward had sustainability at their heart and the quality of the presentations was superb. So our congratulations to all the finalists - all will receive a trophy. The winner, or winning team, will win $1000, to help their future business, and they will hold the International Future Entrepreneur 2023 title and cup.
Here's the list of finalists - the judging is taking place this month!
All Within One - providing the quality of small independent specialist retailers with the convenience of supermarket shopping. Representing The Beacon, UK.
Byamaso Nipa Tea - a sustainable social impact company producing more healthy tea from a natural organic herb (nipa bud). Representing International Kids Academy, Myanmar.
Petsmart - a tracking device that ensures you can always find your pet should it ever go missing. Representing Westbrook Hay, UK.
Photo 4 Life - a service that teaches you how to take spectacular photographs along with the opportunity to buy prints and personalised albums. Representing Belmont Mill Hill, UK.
Pro-Chess - a cheaper and more sustainable alternative to traditional chess sets. Representing Belmont Mill Hill, UK.
Quick Bites - a sustainably produced healthy alternative to sugar-filled children's snacks. Representing International Kids Academy, Myanmar.
Sail Away - an environmentally-friendly business that uses canvas from discarded sails (which normally end up in landfill) to make bags. Representing Gresham's School, UK.
Style Online - an online service to individually customise used children's clothing. Representing St Francis School (Pewsey), UK.
Twice Wear - a website and app to sell and buy outgrown school uniforms. Representing Belmont Mill Hill, UK.