Gossy Ukanwoke, founder of BAU Research and Development who has been profiled on CNN African Startups and dubbed “Nigeria’s budding Mark Zuckerberg” by Forbes, has been selected to participate in the Ernst and Young (EY) Accelerating Entrepreneurs program.
A news release revealed Gossy as now one of the final six candidates chosen to participate in the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year event in Monaco. Other candidates hail from US, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Bulgaria
EY World Entrepreneur of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs that encourages entrepreneurial activities and celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in 60 countries.
The event which slated to hold from June 3 to 7 in Monaco, will see the six participants receive mentoring from “Growth Coaches” and on-the-job advice around long-term growth and better working from a seconded EY Vantage Advisor.
According to Bryan Pearce, Global Leader, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year and Venture Capital, “The EY World Entrepreneur of the Year event brings together some of the world’s finest and most accomplished entrepreneurs, many of whom have grown to become global market leaders.”