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Winning Team 2013
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Winning Team 2013
Bangladeshi students win the International Virtual Enterprise Challenge 2013 with community-based handcraft enterprise. Find their story here.


The Bangladesh team is this year’s winner of the British Council international virtual enterprise challenge! The winners were determined by combining public votes and votes from a panel of judges who were looking for creativity, message clarity, relevance, and overall impact.

British Council had an overwhelming response to the International Virtual Enterprise Challenge this year and video entries from teams from around the world were amazing. Bangladesh won the challenge, but the public and the jury particularly liked Pakistan’s video and the scores were so close that we have decided to award a prize to Pakistan – well done everyone!

Both teams will be given training and mentoring to help them implement or grow their business ideas.

We would like to congratulate all five teams for their excellent videos and creative ideas and all those who voted for their favorite video.

This year’s International Virtual Enterprise Challenge was ‘What new social enterprise would make most difference in your community?’

Five countries - Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam competed for the title of Global Winner helped by UK students from the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, who supported each national team to develop their ideas. The UK students were from North Herts College, East Durham College, Oldham College, South Essex College and Amersham College. The Guardian Social Enterprise Network was the official media partner of this year’s competition.






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International Virtual Enterprise Challenge 2012

You can also check the videos from last year’s challenge and the story of the previous winners.

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