Has it been a yr already? It doesn’t appear to be way back that we had been saying the 2018 winner to the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship, however one other yr has come and gone. All through 2019, we labored by means of a protracted listing of extremely certified candidates to identify an entrepreneur of the long run.
This yr, now we have partnered with Mission Doable, our company CSR program to run the scholarship. Collectively, we’re joyful to announce that the winner of the 2019 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship is Michelle Egger!
Egger gained as largely due to her robust essay. Within the essay, Egger highlighted the work she does at Resilient Meals—and what it means to her to have the ability to use her entrepreneurial expertise in a manner that advantages the individuals round her.
Resilient Meals is a self-described “purchase one, give one” meals firm impressed by the pure resilience of the setting because it overcomes pure disasters like fires and landslides. With Resilient Meals, clients not solely store for meals, however choose a donation recipient as they store. These recipients then store at discounted costs.
The mission is to unravel “meals insecurity,” and Egger’s work as an entrepreneur helps spotlight simply how necessary having an entrepreneurial mission could be.
Beneath, you’ll discover Michelle’s solutions to a few of our most pertinent questions:
May you summarize your essay in two sentences?
“Social duty is not only a line of company schmoozing; it’s what we social entrepreneurs dwell and gamble on every day. I’m reminded repeatedly by the work my workforce and I do on Resilient Meals that the collective we of our world owe it to one another to make use of our expertise for good, and for me, meaning nobody worries the place they are going to get their subsequent meal; wholesome and nutritious meals is a human proper.”
What lessons are you most trying ahead to taking this upcoming semester and why?
“Sustainable Enterprise Technique & Program For Entrepreneurs.”
Describe your self in three phrases.
“Passionate, Pushed, Curious.”
What’s one hidden expertise or talent you’re exceptionally good at?
“I’ve hyperosmia and subsequently have about 3x the sense of odor than the typical particular person. Which means cookies odor superb and locker rooms are a problem.”
What’s your high objective for 2020?
“To get my enterprise formally promoting product!”
Congratulations to Michelle Egger for profitable the 2019 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship! We’d additionally like to make use of this chance to remind up and coming entrepreneurs to maintain checking again on our scholarship web page—at present closed for 2019—to see when purposes open for the 2020 version.