Entrepreneur Challenge - 3rd Edition

Participate to get funding, training and mentoring support to become a successful entrepreneur.

criteria

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Stage

  • Prototype Stage (business idea/project) OR
  • Startup/Early Stage business
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Requirements

  • EHT Graduates (ASEAN programs and/or DHM program)
  • Capacity to present a clear business plan
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Type of Project

  • Business: Hospitality (guesthouses, camping, restaurant, bar), Tourism (eco-tourism, sustainable activities, online travel), Catering (food, drinks, coffee, pastries)
  • Social or Sustainability initiatives linked to tourism

award

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Seed Funding

$1,000 to $5,000

Mentoring

Regular support from an industry expert

Networking

Make strategic connections to develop your project

Supported by

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Institut-europeen-cooperation-developpement

timeline

Applications

Open – 1st of March 2022 at 00:00

Close – 31st of May 2022 at 23:59

All applicants are required to complete the online form.

For more information, please send us an email at [email protected].

Preliminary Interviews

June-July 2022

All candidates will be invited for an interview. They must be prepared to answer all questions related to their application and business project.

Interview duration: 45 minutes

Location: Online or Onsite at EHT Campus

Shortlisted Candidates Announcement

July 2022

After a thorough review of all applications and interviews, the shortlisted candidates will be selected and announced. The results are informed by email.

Training Sessions

August-October 2022

Business plan and elevator pitch

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to join training sessions to shape their projects and boost their entrepreneurial skills.

Entrepreneur Challenge Day

November 2022

Shortlisted candidates are invited to pitch their project to EHT Paul Dubrule’s board members and external expert panelists.

The winner of the Entrepreneur Challenge is announced at the end of the event. Further details about the award are discussed with the winner during the following month.

1st Entrepreneur Challenge winner 2019

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In November 2019, we conducted the first EHT Entrepreneur Challenge for our graduates’ network, resulting in a valuable opportunity for ambitious EHT graduates to launch their own business projects and provide them with support during their entrepreneurial journey.

The first winner, Mr. Sam Ang YI, was awarded $5K of funding and mentoring from one of our board members to develop his Permaculture / Homestay Project.
Since then, the ongoing challenging times have brought both creativity and resilience to Mr. YI’s project. Due to his remarkable efforts, domestic tourists have been a vital source of income, providing stimuli to the development of his permaculture project.
The future looks bright for Mr. YI, attracting domestic tourism to his sustainable project while empowering the local community through permaculture practices.

Permaculture Project Development