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Ghanaian Adventist wins Global Student Entrepreneur Award in New Jersey

Kwaku Agyemang (right) receiving his award from Michael Schofel

Rutgers University senior and a Ghanaian Adventist in New Jersey,Kwaku Agyemang was awarded first place for his entrepreneurship with a business he co-owns: BrownMill Company (, a Piscataway-based fashion company on a mission to reduce the amount of textile waste that ends up in landfills. Agyemang received a $1,500 cash prize and will advance to the next round of the competition taking place on January 10th and 11th in Denver, Colorado – and possibly to the global finals in Macau.

Runner-up was awarded to Princeton University Junior Todd Baldwin for his entrepreneurship with WellPower, a sustainable solution to off-grid clean water access.

“These college students are amazing. While studying for their various degrees, they are creating the future of New Jersey and opportunities for the US. We are so proud to have Kwaku Agyemang represent New Jersey at the National Finals,” said Michael Schofel, EO’s New Jersey’s GSEA Chair and Managing Partner of Eastman Companies. “We also thank the extraordinary efforts of the many New Jersey businesses and entrepreneurs from the state’s chapter of EO who helped make this happen, thanks to lending their expertise in finance, marketing, branding, and serial Entrepreneurship.”
We would love if you could help share the word on this year’s local winner! Please let me know if you would be interested in speaking with Michael Schofel, EO’s New Jersey’s GSEA Chair and Managing Partner of Eastman Companies or Kwaku Agyemang.

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is an international program of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global network of entrepreneurs helping the seeds grow in Houston and throughout the world with a membership of 13,000 entrepreneurs in 57 countries and more than 3.4 million employees worldwide.


Source: Parsippany Focus

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