Congratulations to Griffith University’s 3rd Step Enterprises for making it to the semi-final of the The mai Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin 2015.

The mai Bangkok Business Challenge was created in 2002 as an independent competition to foster entrepreneurship amongst MBA graduates in the Asian region. The semi-finalists are five Gold Coast-based MBA students, Andrew Zaniewski, Prasanna Sivasubramaniam Shanmuganathan, Joshua Salkeld, Nathan Pugliese and Matthew Kelly. Originally formed as an entry into the inaugural G20 Global Business Challenge, their third place success in that competition encouraged them to develop 3rd Step Enterprises further.

The team were interviewed shortly before their G20 Global Business Challenge success

With a passion for sustainable solutions the company has a triple focus on People, Planet and Profit. Their current business project, Impacts Solutions, uses solar reflectors to generate clean drinking water for communities and agriculture.

The final round for the mai Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin 2015 will be decided on February 14 with the presentation of the H.M The King of Thailand award. The winners will share in a US$10,000 cash prize, plus enrolment and business development opportunities. They will also get an automatic entry into the World Championship of the Venture Labs Investment Competition.