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21 February, 2013: Prabin Gautam of Versatile Information Solutions (VIS) has been named a shortlisted finalist who is vying to represent Australia at the 2013 G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (YEA) Summit in Moscow in June.
Mr Gautam of Adelaide based business which does web and mobile solutions is among 50 business leaders who have been shortlisted as candidates for the 20 strong delegation that the Enterprise Network for Young Australians (ENYA) will be sending to the Summit.
Mr Gautam believes this is an exciting opportunity that will provide endless benefits both personally and in his business.
Of the 50 shortlisted finalists – which also include the founder of Shoes of Prey, Jodi Fox, the co-founder of iSelect, Damien Walle and the man behind the successful Fruit Ninja and a host of other downloadable games, Shainiel Deo – one will be selected based on a public poll which is open until the 28 February.
The people’s choice winner based on the highest number of votes lodged will receive return flights to Moscow from social and ethical investment company, Forming Circles.
The remaining 19 young entrepreneurs will be chosen by a panel of Australian business leaders including Dr Tom McKaskill and Ms Kerry Chikarovski. The panel will also choose one of the delegation to receive a $5,000 business grant from Forming Circles.
Chief Entrepreneur Officer at ENYA, Jeremy Liddle, encouraged all Australians to show their support for talented young business leaders before voting closes on 28 February.
“Now is the time to get your votes in for Australia’s best entrepreneurs and help send them to an inspirational and life-changing experience at this year’s G20 Young Entrepreneurs Aalliance Summit,” he said.
Renata Cooper, owner and founder of Forming Circles, believes it’s necessary to continue to support young Australians in order to see enterprise prosper in this country.
“Prabin Gautam is an example of the exceptional talent in Australia and we’re committed to supporting entrepreneurs and assisting them to turn their ideas into reality,” she said.
Australia will host the 2014 G20 YEA Summit and ENYA is currently in talks with state and territory governments to determine the host city.
About ENYA: The Enterprise Network for Young Australians is a not for profit organisation run by young people for young people to support and promote the participation of youth in enterprise. ENYA supports young entrepreneurs through advice lines, financial support through partner organisations and advocating on behalf of young entrepreneurs to government and education institutions.
About G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (YEA): Now in its fourth year, the G20 YEA will bring together entrepreneurs from the G20 nations to champion the importance of young entrepreneurs and examine the issues impeding them, from 15 – 17 June. Discussion points from the G20YEA Summit will be presented to world leaders during the G20 Leaders Summit. In 2014, the G20 YEA and G20 Leaders Summits will be held in Australia.
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