EM students bring home back-to-back achievements

By UA&P Alumni

Early 2016 when BSEM students made their Alma Mater proud as they bagged awards from various business competitions. With the support of their professors and mentors, our young entrepreneurs showcased their winning products and proposals ranging from retail to social enterprise. Featured below are their success stories:

EM junior bags Young Entrepreneur of the Year
and Big Earners Award

Lea Francesca Riñon, EM Junior student won Young Entrepreneur of the Year & Big Earners Award during the annual Noel Bazaar.

Riñon represented the University of Asia and The Pacific in Noel’s Young Entrepreneur’s Program last November 26-30, 2015 at the World Trade Center. She owns Serigrafia Manila, a business that specializes in textile, pop culture merchandise, customized drawstring and tote bags and hoodies.

Cut Unlimited Inc. has organized the most successful seasonal retail event in the country at the World Trade Center and the Filinvest Tent Alabang (Noel Bazaar Series). The organizer extended this opportunity to all Business Management (and other related courses) students to provide them a real-world experience of doing business.

You can visit Serigrafia Manila on their Facebook Page here.

EM students notch second place
in social business model competition

Kaila Jaine Dela Torre (EM 2nd year), Dainele Renee’ Fajilagutan (EM 3rd year), Jessica Luciano (EM 4th year) and Mara Samson (EM 4th year) won 2nd Place in the Want to be Boss: A Social Business Model Competition last January 16, 2016 at GK Enchanted Farm in Angat Bulacan.

The business model is called Fine Swine, a social business proposal involving the full value chain of a pig farm that will source their organic feeds from different communities. The proposal aims to help pig farmers in areas of Narra and Puerto Princesa, Palawan.

This event is a partnership between Social Adventours and Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm which seeks to provide an avenue for young entrepreneurs to hone their skills, talents and further develop their start up businesses.

EM seniors rank third in Global Student
Entrepreneur Awards

Rika Franchel Rustia and Lorenzo Nuguid, both EM senior students, won 3rd Place in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) held last January 16, 2016 at the New World Hotel in Makati. They competed alongside EM 2015 alumnus cheap cialis Emmanuel Florendo Jr. and current EM senior Matthew Cire Blanco against 10 groups from Ateneo.

Rika Franchel Rustia and Lorenzo Nuguid are the owners of The Bickering Couple, a pie commissary that supplies sweet and savory pies to corporate, bulk and retail accounts. It aims to spread the love for pie in the Philippines using local flavors the country has to offer.

Now on its third year, the Global Students Entrepreneurship Awards (GSEA) Program is the premier awards for students that own and run businesses while attending College. GSEA is hosted by the Entrepreneurs Organization.

Inspiring young people to start and grow entrepreneurial ventures, the GSEA operates as an international series of competitions for student entrepreneurs who are attending a recognized high school, college or university, own a for-profit business that has been operational for at least six months, and are principally responsible for its operation. GSEA represents over 1700 of the leading student entrepreneurs from over 20 countries.

For more information about the GSEA, visit the website at http://gsea.eophilippines.com/about.