Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Local students win business concept competition

Local students win business concept competition

A business concept competition between university students from Cambodia, Japan and Myanmar that provided the perfect opportunity for improving business plans and networking with businesspeople yesterday was won by one of Cambodia’s own.

Lay Huy Huoy, a second-year student at Cambodian Mekong University majoring in business and enterprise management, said her team had won the first prize among the five teams entered.

“Finding solutions to social challenges through social businesses” was the topic for the competition, which was supported by ARUN LLC, a Japanese social investment fund dedicated to supporting social enterprises in Cambodia and promoting the movement for social investment.

“The competition offers a lot of interesting things, especially the chance to build friendships with students from Japan. The reward for winning is not much, but we established excellent relations with the Japanese companies present,” she said.

Each team had one week to research before presenting during the final stage of the competition, which took place yesterday, though her team only had four days to do research because the team members from Japan were not familiar with the topic of “transportation to public schools” in Cambodia, she said.

Each team member received vouchers worth US$300 to attend business training courses at the Cambodian-Japanese Friendship Centre and another $100 for goods. Along with the money the winners received an award and all contesteants a certificate for participating.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rann Reuy at reuy.rann@phnompenhpost.com

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Kem Sokha talks politics, power and Hun Sen

Kem Sokha, leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, sat down with The Post’s Alex Willemyns and Mech Dara to discuss his supporters’ initial disappointment with this year’s

Phnom Penh eats: Dine amid green gardens at Chol Chet

Located just off National Road 1 about 9km south of central Phnom Penh, Chol Chet — which means 'like' in Khmer — is a great getaway from the bustle of the capital.

NEC officials tally votes during a recount last week in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia’s National Election Committee last week rejected 33 of 61 complaints filed over the conduct of June 4’s commune election, according to a s

People search for their names on the voter lists at a polling station in Kampong Cham’s Veal Vong commune earlier this month.

Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking