Two Kent students have been selected to take part in the European Innovation Academy (EIA) this Summer. The EIA, taking place in Nice, France, in July, is a 15-day programme of entrepreneurship education which gives ‘every participant the opportunity to be immersed in the extreme international start-up environment’.
Brenda Okandju’s and Mate Tukacs’ selection follows recent success as finalists of the KBS Business Start-Up Journey, where they both successfully pitched to a panel of entrepreneurs and Business School Directors, winning financial support prizes for their respective start-up ideas.
The students said;
KBS student, Brenda (Business Development Manager, Luxsri):
“I’m looking forward to this opportunity that BSUJ is allowing me to encounter; As a finalist of the BSUJ, this is a great chance to network with like-minded people and be in the midst of technical experts from the famous technology cluster – Silicon Valley. This is an incredible opportunity that I cannot take for granted! Thank you BSUJ, I’m excited.”
School of Computing student, Mate (CEO, Playlate.com):
“I’m thrilled to be given the opportunity to attend the European Innovation Academy as part of my prize for being a finalist on the Business Start-Up Journey. It is the perfect chance to develop my business and acquire important contacts from all over the world.”