Final Ready, Set, Grow participants are announced!
We had over 160 applicants for this year’s Ready, Set, Grow program. From that selection pool, we are pleased to announce the six amazing entrepreneurs who will be our guest at this year’s World Entrepreneur Of The Year event in Monte Carlo.
Congratulations to these six particiants:
Michel Cohen and Silvina Leibenberg
Lolita S.A., Uruguay
Growing up in a family steeped in the retail fashion business, Michel Cohen and Silvina Leibenberg turned the tiny boutique owned by his mother and aunt into a global apparel powerhouse. Today, Lolita is an international apparel brand in 17 countries.
CEO & Managing Director
Quick Heal Technologies, India
Two decades ago, Kailash Katkar founded a computer service center, operating from a single room. Today, the enterprise is one of the world's leading IT security companies.
Hugo Ladislao Moreno
Opticas ver de Verdad, Mexico
Recognizing that low-income people in Mexico lacked an outlet for purchasing affordable eye glasses, Hugo Ladislao Moreno founded Opticas Ver de Verdad. Today it operates a chain of eye-care shops across Mexico.
PT Baba Rafi, Indonesia
Starting out pushing a cart through the streets of Surabaya, Indonesia in 2003, Hendy Setiono now has more than one thousand Kebab Turki Baba Rafi outlets, making his business the world’s largest kebab chain.
Robots & Pencils Inc., Canada
The same year the first iPhone arrived in Canada, Michael and Camille Sikorsky sold their first app. Within a short time, their company’s products became bestsellers and in 2012 their game Spy vs. Spy shot to No.1 in 11 countries.
Founder, President and CEO
Desert Jet, USA
With a strong background in the aviation industry, Denise Wilson founded Desert Jet in 2007 with the intent of bringing corporate flights together as a cooperative to streamline operating expenses. Desert Jet, which has grown more than 600%, is a full-service aircraft management, charter and maintenance company.