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BBA Thammasat won Gold Award & Silver Award from The HSBC Young Entrepreneur Awards 2010-2011

By Vorawan Wangpanitkul (Michelle), BBA#16
HSBC YEA is a business plan competition hosted since 2007 to foster entrepreneurial and business skills.  As the winner of HSBC YEA 2011, we are so happy to announce that BBA Thammasat has defended its championship in this event for the fourth consecutive year!    In addition, our very charming BBA#16 colleagues from Team Nirvana, made up of Siriphen Ongkamongkol, Patarinee Bovonratwet, and Panhatai Jongpanichkultorn were also awarded the 1st runner up Silver Prize, making the BBA Thammasat family evermore proud.

Our Vincit Team, consisting Tamonwan Chen (June) and myself, Vorawan Wangpanitkul, decided to venture into the HSBC business plan competition to test our creativity and apply the knowledge we accumulated from BBA.  Initially, we struggled to find a product idea where we were confident there would be sizable demand for- until we consulted with Dr. Edward Rubesch who told us to “either find something that you really like, or something that bugs you.” Thank you Ajarn Ed, that precious piece of advice transcended into our business plan on a “convertible heel” whose height can be adjusted.  Working on a business idea we feel passionate selling, and witnessing our entrepreneurial spirits come alive has been a thoroughly fun experience every step of the way. 
We would like to extend a BIG thank you to: our advisor Nattakrit Wu (P’ Will BBA#3) for his mentorship and guidance, our BBA professors for sharing their knowledge and wisdom, and last but not least, HSBC for giving us the opportunity to travel and showcase our business idea in Hong Kong!!!  And whatever results we accomplish, the one thing we really look forward to is declaring our BBA Thammasat identity again at Hong Kong. J
Posted date: June 2, 2011 – 09:50 hrs.