Recognition for the Young Male and Female Entrepreneur of the Year
As part of the weeklong celebrations, EDC recognized the 2016 Young Male and Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year at an awards reception that took place on 24, November 2016 at the Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa.
The winners were selected by a sub group of the GEW committee that used the following criteria for evaluation:
· Entrepreneurial Attitude
· Strategic Thinking
· Business Performance
· Community Impact
· Ethics and Integrity
· Potential for Growth
2016 Young Male Entrepreneur of the Year:
Desalegn lives in Bahir Dar, and owns and manages a business called Desalegn Beauty Professionals Training Center. The business provides training to beauty professionals. His business is one of the pioneers in the region helping unemployed youth with a short-term training that improves their skills to help them start their own business.
2016 Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year:
Mihret Mitiku is from Addis Ababa and her business is called Mersi Design and Handicraft. She started her business with the aim to improve her income as well as to provide socially valuable services. Her major objective is to help to create jobs for unemployed youth while at the same time without disturbing the environment.