Towett Ngetich, Co Founder and CEO of Uthabiti Healthcare and a student of Moi University, has been declared winner of the National Qualifying rounds of the EO and will represent Kenya at the Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards (GSEA) Finals being held on 16th April 2018 in Toronto, Canada.
Uthabiti won the Kenyan chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), the world’s leading peer-to-peer network of successful business leaders and entrepreneurs.
GSEA is EO’s premier awards program for students who own or operate a business while attending college or university. This year’s qualifier competition hosted by EO Kenya and sponsored by AfricInvest and RSM, saw the participation of over 60 students from various colleges and universities.
According to Ngetich, “The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards is a powerful platform that brings together students who are willing to defy the odds and build sustainable ventures across the Globe. If you were to ask me, the ripple effect that we will see is a better future especially for emerging economies willing to embrace entrepreneurship at such an early stage.”
Participants in the EO GSEA competition are college or university students and entrepreneurs that are primarily responsible for a business that has been operational for at least six consecutive months.
Last year over 55 students from 55 countries participated in the Global competition. Previous winners of the GSEA finals in Kenya include Taita Ngetich in 2016 and June Syowia in 2017.
“The Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) is the only global network exclusively for entrepreneurs. EO helps leading entrepreneurs learn and grow through peer-to-peer learning, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and connections to experts. As the President of EO Kenya I believe that events like GSEA empower our students and help shape them to be the leading entrepreneurs in their generation. It is through their entrepreneurship that we will be able to solve the problems that plague our communities,” concluded Jamie Pujara, EO Kenya President.