Georgian students participate in entrepreneurship competition in US

The winners of the Diamond Challenge in Georgia were given a chance to travel to the United States for the final phase of the competition. Photo source: the event organisers., 07 Feb 2016 - 10:53, Tbilisi,Georgia

Two high school students from Georgia are set to travel to the United States (US) to participate in an international entrepreneurship competition and put their business idea into action.

Georgia was part of the Diamond Challenge, a youth entrepreneurship education program that aimed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to learn about an entrepreneurial process.

The pair won a local competition in Georgia after their business idea to open a café in Georgia’s remote mountain Tusheti region was recognised by judges as the best of 11 other projects.

The winners were awarded $500 USD (about 1,200 GEL) and were given the opportunity to go to the US to represent Georgia at next stage of the competition.

The final phase will take place in April, where winners from 10 countries will meet in the US. The ultimate winners will get the chance to turn their business idea into reality.

The Diamond Challenge in Georgia was hosted by LTD Education and Management Team (EMT) in partnership with SIQA (Georgian Association of Educational Initiatives).

Teams in Georgia worked with a faculty adviser to develop a business concept and present their ideas before judges.