Sheena Thomson Consulitings' CrisisFit® executive training programme in Crisis Management recently won a “Best in Special Industry” Certificate at a pitch competition in Musat, Oman.
CrisisFit® creator and Programme Director Sheena recently travelled to Muscat to attend the 29th Global Forum on Technology, Sustainability and Humanity. Included in the Global Forum was the GI$CO start-up competition for startups that contribute to addressing global challenges. The competition was organised with Global Forum partners, Active Media.
The CrisisFit® executive training programme in Crisis Management was one of 200 entries and was shortlisted to the last 14. Sheena presented CrisisFit® to a jury of eight international judges in a Dragons’ Den-style setting, with only two minutes to pitch, followed by 10 minutes of hard questioning.
Sheena comments on the experience:
“I initially thought it was a bit early to enter CrisisFit® into a competition, but I decided to go for it – and I am glad I did. Not only did it push me out of my comfort zone as micro-business entrepreneur, but I received excellent feedback from extremely experienced businessmen and investors on the CrisisFit® concept.
It was also fantastic to be around such wonderful competitors, all of whom had great solutions to help make society better. All were inspiring.
The whole experience was extremely encouraging and invaluable for me to take CrisisFit® to the next level.”
The competition was won by Stamford Physics professor Vinod Kumar Bharadwaj. He is also the Founder and Executive Vice President of TibaRay, Inc, a start-up to develop the laser treatment technology he has invented to treat cancer. The technology reduces treatment time (from radiotherapy) from three minutes to 0.3 seconds without damaging surrounding good tissue.
Sheena won a “Best in Special Industry” Certificate, made some excellent contacts, and has started several great conversations to take forward.
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