-Achit Erdene Darambazar (Investment Banker, CEO and Founder of MICC)
-David Lesmana (Science Teacher)
-Henry Chen (Vice President of Fortune North America Operations)
-Hironari Ukai (Professor, Faculty of Management of Aichi Gakuin University)
-Janto Sulungbudi (Physics teacher of Department of Physics of Parahyangan Catholic University )
-Kuncoro Puji Raharjo, M.Pd. (Chemistry and Enterpreneurship Teacher on SMA Taruna Nusantara, Chairman of the Assosiation of Indonesian research coach teachers)
-Maralmaa Munkh-Achit (Programs Coordinator, Zorig Foundation)
-Marcelo Silvestroni (Auxiliary teacher)
-Muhammad Sanjay Bin Paramarie (Vice Chairman,Malaysia Young Scientists Organisation)
-Raquel T. Peña (MIIS Upper School Curriculum Coordinator)
-Sara Dhewanto (Managing Director and founder of PT Virtual Online Exchange (VOX))
-Stephen Paterson (Co-Founder and Program Coordinator of the Mekong Business Challenge)
-Sy Vanna (Manager of Human Resource Development Department of CJCC)
-Tatsuro Ichihara (Vice Chair, Center for Entrepreneurship Development)
-Telmen Erdenebileg (Program Manager of Save the Children Japan-Mongolia Office)
-Yoshie Okochi (Managing Director of Aqualine Ltd. (Phd,Doctor of Economics)
＜Comments from Srisetiowati Seiful, Chairperson of GYEC internationalJudging Panel＞
(Also representative of GYEC initiators, and a member of GYEC 2017 Steering Committee)
“This year has been marked by a transition, whereas some of the initiators of last year’s International Science Enterprise Challenge (ISEC) had decided to enhance the competition and thus created the Global Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge or GYEC. We are all happy to see that this transition has not diminished the interest of countries and participants in joining GYEC this year.
Within 12 hours of the announcement of GYEC’s online challenge, the international panel of judges received submissions from high school participants from all over, which were quite exciting, of which students applied their knowledge of science and technology in a practical manner, rendering them to be feasible, workable and some even coming up with “wow” innovations, as much as they could.
Congratulations and special remarks to the Cambodian team who won the GYEC 2017, being a newcomer to this competition! Your idea seemed to catch the attention of most of the judges such that your team received the highest marks particularly for your innovative idea and interesting video.
With only 12 hours to address the challenge, we understand that it would be difficult to expect all teams to be able to complete a thorough feasible business presentation, so in the cases where some teams did exceptionally well in their product description, they barely managed to touch on their potential financial projections, or even the marketing strategy, and the majority still had issues in estimating the amount of energy produced.
All in all, it seems all the teams enthusiastically worked hard to address the challenge, and also present an interesting and appealing video about their business plan. Even though we missed Russia and Turkey this year, we hope to see all of you next year with even newer countries joining the competition, and bringing even greater “wow” innovations to the event.