The supporters of the contest are:
Victoria University of Wellington www.wgtn.ac.nz
Victoria University of Wellington has hosted the Global Enterprise Experience for 17 years, and sponsors the Victoria University of Wellington Champion Global Team award for the contest. Victoria is the principal university in New Zealand's characterful capital city, Wellington. Lonely Planet described Wellington as the "world's coolest capital city". The university's core mission is the cultivation of creative capital - the capacity of individuals and communities to imagine and express new possibilities through creative activity. This is the genius behind art, music and writing. It is also the curiosity and insight that finds new solutions to complex social and environmental issues. It is the entrepreneurship that establishes new businesses. It is leadership, innovation and inspiration.
University of Otago Business School www.business.otago.ac.nz
The winner of the Otago Business School Champion Individual Award receives NZ$1000 for writing the most impressive one-page peer-leadership reflection. The Otago Business School is one of a select group of 87 business schools worldwide to hold dual EQUIS and US-based AACSB accreditation status. This ensures its qualifications are globally portable and truly recognised around the world.. The School’s undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education strengths lie in research lead teaching across business disciplines including Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Hospitality, Information Science, International Business, Management, Marketing and Tourism - all of which contribute to the School’s national and international reputation.
NZ National Commission for UNESCO www.unesco.org.nz
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Peace must be founded upon dialogue and mutual understanding. Peace must be built upon the intellectual and moral solidarity of humanity. The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO has supported the Global Enterprise Experience to foster cross-cultural dialogue and leadership in New Zealand and around the world.
Te Kaihau www.windeaters.co.nz
Te Kaihau initiated and manages the Global Enterprise Experience. It is an innovation consultancy helping government agencies, companies, researchers, universities, students and entrepreneurs to make new ideas happen. Te Kaihau has several projects including PeerUp and Export Bridge. PeerUp facilitiates professional networks of intrapreneurs to support their colleagues progress complex projects. Export Bridge is a free service to universities wanting to teach hands-on international business skills without the complexity and cost of traveling to foreign countries. Te Kaihau finds New Zealand export-ready companies who are keen to sell into the students' country. Students are partnered with the companies to act as trade commissioners as part of their international business studies.
Nurbek Duishobaev www.freelancer.com/u/nurba
It takes a truly global team to make the Global Enterprise Experience happen. Our IT team is fortunate to have the wisdom of Nurbek of Kyrgyzstan. IT systems can choose the worst moments to be cantankerous. But, no matter, we simply hand them to Nurbek who calmly solves the issues at warp speed.