On October 15 Macedonia2025’s Communications Officer Martin Anastasovski and Leaders Club member Borche Ilioski were part of the jury in the semifinal round of the Get in the Ring business idea pitching competition for high school students.
The competition that took place in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Skopje involved sixteen teams from many towns around Macedonia. The drawing resulted in eight matches that produced the teams which have advanced to the final competition on October 19.
It was very refreshing that the competition offered amazing presentations by students from small towns like Berovo, Valandovo, Gevgelija, as well as Strumica, Veles, Prilep, Bitola, Kumanovo and Skopje. Among the competitors there were individuals with excellent entrepreneurial spirit, as well as supporters in the teams who exhibited good sense of finance and sales.
The language of the competition was English and this was yet another very pleasant surprise, as the command of the language among the competitors was excellent. The jury heard interesting ideas about an edible water pouch, a cancer-abating plant, pivoting solar dishes, electricity consumption monitoring system, weighted blanked and many others.
The eight teams that won their match will finish off the competition at the Get in the Ring Macedonia final during the Tehnoma technology fair in Skopje. The high-school finalists will precede one year old startups which will also compete for a number of prizes.
We are looking forward to October 19 and the Get in the Ring final, which will announce the unofficial start of the Macedonia2025 Summit.
The Get in the Ring competition is supported by Macedonia2025 and the National Center for Development of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning.
If you want to be part of the finale, we encourage you to apply at the following link https://goo.gl/forms/jKelCTrHcSoPY7yt2