Microsoft kicks off Global Enterprise Challenge, allowing children to competeWritten by Alan Buckingham on July 16, 2014 - 06:58AM @alanbuckingham
A Global Enterprise Challenge may sound like an initiative to improve business relationships and software, but the truth is, it's a bit different. This is a new "game" from Microsoft geared towards teams of children competing with one another.
The challenge has officially kicked off, and Microsoft is looking for competitors. "Based on the enterprise project created by Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS) in South West England, schools throughout the world are currently being sought to participate in a ground-breaking enterprise challenge developed and run by BCPS and funded by Microsoft. During the Challenge, 1000 students across 20 schools in 20 countries will connect to run ten international companies, each with ten regional offices/teams", states Microsoft's Helene Fyffe.
The contest will be judged much like companies in the real world. In other words, they need to be profitable. "Broadclyst Primary are looking for other schools to sign up and get involved. Applications are open until 1st September so make sure to sign up your school and get involved using this link", Fyffe concludes.