BABSON STUDENT NAMED EY GLOBAL YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Dagim Girma ’18 attends World Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)

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Dagim Girma ’18 has been named the 2015 Ernst & Young (EY) Global Youth Entrepreneur Of The Year.

In receiving this recognition, Dagim was also invited to attend the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards in Monaco this June as an honored alumni of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).

As a high school student, Dagim founded The Audible - a social media website dedicated to sports fans, with which he competed in the 2014 NFTE National Business Challenge and came in second.

After first being named the EY DC Region Young Entrepreneur of the Year (pdf) last year, he was honored to learn that he was named the 2015 EY Global Youth Entrepreneur of the Year, and would travel to Monte Carlo to represent NFTE and expand his growing network of renowned global leaders.

“Thanks to the many opportunities with NFTE and EY, I've had the pleasure of working with professional organizations, building a fan base, and meeting important influencers including President Obama, Kevin Plank, and more,” said Dagim Girma ’18. “Since founding The Audible, I’ve made it my mission to change the world through entrepreneurship. I am proud that I chose Babson, and am excited for what’s to come.”

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients, and for our communities. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients.

About World Entrepreneur Of The Year™

Entrepreneur Of The Year 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 more than 60 countries.

About NFTE

Since 1987, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has taught and inspired more than 600,000 young people to pursue educational opportunities, start their own businesses, and succeed in life. By providing entrepreneurship education programs relevant to the real world, NFTE empowers students to own their education and future success. NFTE has programs run through 17 U.S. program offices and in 10 countries. To learn more visit www.nfte.com, like NFTE on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter​.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​®. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


By Brianna DiPietro, bdipietro@babson.edu, (781) 239-4548 | 07/28/2015 02:00