From May 17 till May 19, 2017 in the city of Gomel (Republic of Belarus) a significant event took place for the interaction of the international business community and student creative, gifted youth of many CIS countries – the IX International championship “Youth and Entrepreneurship – 2017”. The championship was held on the basis of the Belarusian Trade and Economic University of Consumer Cooperatives, which became the platform where active young people met, with intention to create and implement the most daring business projects on the one hand and investors, businessmen, business leaders – seekers of new ideas on the other hand.
The championship “Youth and Entrepreneurship – 2017” was held within the framework of the Gomel Economic Forum and the Small and Medium Enterprises Support Program of the Gomel Region. The championship had different goals:
– promotion of youth entrepreneurship development;
– improvement of the level of training of future managers and specialists;
– creation of conditions for the comprehensive development of a socially active, confident in its strength younger generation;
– development of partnership of business, authorities, non-profit organizations, youth and educational institutions.
Participation in the organization of the event was taken by teams of higher educational institutions of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine. Ukraine was presented by 6 teams of higher schools, including the team of Kharkiv State University of Food Technologies and Trade. The team was created under the auspices of the StartUp Center of the Kharkiv State University of Food Technologies and Trade (“StartUp-Center of KSUFTT”).
This time the Center united and presented to the Championship student intercity projects “Pani Bulochka” and “SmartПАР”. The powerful team included the most daring and talented students: Vereshko Anastasia – captain of the team, Izyum Danil, Labazov Maxim, Osik Nikita, Shilova Julia. Their projects were the result of persistent collaborative work, daring thoughts and unusual new solutions in the creation of fundamentally different and new developments for business. The team worked both independently and with the support of its scientific leaders: Head of the Department of of the technology department of bread, confectionery, macaroni products and food concentrates, Ph.D., prof. Samokhvalova Olga; Ph.D., assoc. prof. of the technology department of bread, confectionery, macaroni products and food concentrates Grivtseva Natalia; Ph.D., assoc. prof. of Department of food and hotel industry equipment named after M.I.Belyayev Gorelkov Dmitry; Ph.D., prof. of the Department of Economics and Management Kruglova Olena.
Business projects «Pani Bulochka» and «SmartПАР» were highly appreciated by members of the jury of the championship “Youth and Entrepreneurship – 2017”. The result of the evaluation became the 2nd place in team competitions among powerful projects of both Ukrainian universities and higher educational establishments of the near abroad. During the training and competitions students got the experience of preparing modern business proposals, revealed their potential as experts in the food industry, once again confirmed the correctness of their decision on the chosen profession and finally got a positive impression of communicating with new interesting personalities in the field of business, management, education, had the opportunity to communicate with students from other countries, exchange their impressions, ideas and, hopefully, found new friends for themselves.
The Department of food and hotel industry equipment named after M. I. Belyayev sincerely congratulates the team of students of our university and their leaders on the international victory, wishes further new achievements and victories!
The Department thanks the “StartUp-Center of KSUFTT” for the cooperation and high level of team and project preparation!