Global Schoolpreneur Summit 2019 – what a journey it has been! Identifying student ideas from around the globe, associating with the major stakeholders of entrepreneurial and educational ecosystems, to choosing the top three ideas that carried the potential to stand out in the business world, GSS 2019 since its inception has been an experience.
The world’s biggest idea pitching event took off with a mission to put all the potential student ideas on a pedestal and we are proud to say it was a success. The Global Schoolpreneur Summit 2019 has seen 1500 ideas of 3000 students from 300 schools across the globe. The competition has set three major milestones for the competitors to pass to secure the space as winners.
Intra Schoolpreneur Summit
The first stage of the competition is the Intra Schoolpreneur Summit, where students competed with their peers at the school level. The jury has been set to scrutinize and judge the ideas. The Global Schoolpreneur Summit 2019 has conducted 35 Intra Schoolpreneur Summits across the globe and selected ideas have been moved to the next round.
The Semi Finale round witnessed the best ideas from major cities like Hyderabad, Vizag, and Mumbai respectively. We have seen some of the best young entrepreneurs who were fierce and determined to prove the potential of their business models. The jury passed the judgment and helped Metamorphosis Edu in pushing competent ideas/ business models to the Grand Finale. Hyderabad Angels deserves a special shout out for extending their support throughout GSS 2019 by being the jury.
After what has been a rigorous six months, the finalists have been chosen and the global stage has been set up for the top 32 ideas. These ideas/business models have been presented in front of a wide audience which included academicians, established entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, political leaders, influencers and mentors. The special jury comprising Prasad Kantamneni, Co-founder of UX Reactor, Neetika Maheshwari, Angel Investor, CPA, Accountant, and Tax Advisor and Kishore Ganji, Angel Investor & Mentor at Astir Ventures have made their presence exclusively to judge the student ideas.
The jury patiently sat through the entire event judging, evaluating and posing questions to the participants. Metamorphosis is truly gratified towards their generous contribution.
Also, the presence of Hon. Konijeti Rosaiah, former Chief Minister of AP and Governor of Tamil Nadu as Chief Guest for Global Schoolpreneur Summit 2019 has elevated the standards of the event by manifolds.
Apart from the idea pitching, the event also included many other aspects to it a wholesome summit for all the attendees. The summit included ‘Idea Expo’ where the students who missed their chance to register of GSS 2019 have presented their ideas, there were guest talks from many revered personalities like IYR Krishna Rao who is an author and former Chief Secretary of AP, Chandana Deepti who is an IPS officer, and Annurag Batra who is Chairman and Editor-in-chief of Business World. The event has also included a panel discussion that addressed the topic “Parental Faith in the New Age of Entrepreneurial Innovation”.
Another highlight of the event remains to be the New age Educator Awards where the schools were recognized and acknowledged for the top schools from around the globe for their efforts in molding the young minds.
With the inclusion of such varied segments and with the announcement of the top 3 winners, the Global Schoolpreneur Summit 2019 stood as a smashing hit and we, at Metamorphosis are already gearing up for GSS2020 which will be a bigger and larger than life kind of an event.