Important: The Global Enterprise Challenge (GEC) will not be running in 2017.

Stephen Paterson

stephen patersonIs the Co-Founder and Program Coordinator of the Mekong Business Challenge, which is an entrepreneurship program and competition involving universities from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan Province, China. The Mekong Challenge is conducted in partnership with the international consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

Stephen has been involved in entrepreneurship education in Cambodia and the ASEAN region for the past 20 years. He currently serves as an Advisor and Program Coordinator for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the National University of Management in Phnom Penh.

In addition to teaching several courses on entrepreneurship and new venture creation, Stephen also serves as the Coordinator for the National Business Model Competition in Cambodia and is also actively involved in the entrepreneurship training program for the National Competition in Yangon, Myanmar. He also serves as an annual judge for Startup Weekend Cambodia.

Qualifications: Stephen is a Canadian citizen and received his Master’s Degree from the University of Toronto, and his Bachelor’s Degree from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada