The Founder Gene: Does Entrepreneurship Run in the Family?

Event Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022


3 pm –  4 pm (Cyprus time) 🇨🇾

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm (India time) 🇮🇳

8 pm – 9 pm (Beijing time) 🇨🇳


Does entrepreneurship run in the family? Do genes have to do with anything with starting a company? Let’s answer these questions together!

Can anyone be a founder? Well, yes!

Ever thought about starting your entrepreneurship journey through a business plan competition? A HICOOL representative will share more information about the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Competition!

Ready to hear the stories, experiences and mistakes of entrepreneurs from various backgrounds?

Join us next Thursday for an engaging conversation with founders and some of their parents who are also founders!

Through a novel, fun and non-scientific conversation, we aim to inspire more youth to learn about entrepreneurship and start their own project regardless of whether they come from a family of entrepreneurs or not.


Part of the Event Series: 

Be a Founder is a BeHive flagship program that aims at equipping youth with skills and knowledge to found a company or launch their own project. Starting your own project is a great way to build your network, up-skill and improve your employability. Ready to Be a Founder?


Event Partners: 

SCOLAR Network is a youth platform aimed at enhancing mutual contacts, promoting dialogue and regional cooperation among young leaders of the SCO countries. SCOLAR aims to support university students and young professionals from 21 SCO Family countries by pursuing projects & establishing connections with relevant stakeholders which offer creative solutions to the challenges young people face. 


HICOOL aims at building an innovative business ecosystem for entrepreneurs and startups. Dedicated to fostering an entrepreneurial model of multi-dimensions and internationalization, HICOOL helps entrepreneurs and startups build and expand their business in Beijing, offering all-round local services such as resident permit/hukou registration (Chinese household registration), children’s education, health insurance, designated housing, and much more. Through the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Competition, they help hundreds of startups each year to enter and integrate into the Chinese market.




Apr 14 2022


8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 14 2022
  • Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am


Zoom Meeting Room


  • Ankit Nayal
    Ankit Nayal
    Founder & CEO at Sparks - The Relationships App

    Ankit studied his Bachelors in India, Masters in China (UIBE) and is currently pursuing his MBA in Spain / USA. He was known in Beijing as a Director & Partner at BActive 24Hr gym located in Sanlitun, and also an actively competing bodybuilder. You might have seen him around Taikooli, downtown Beijing, or on one of the Beijing Expat Magazines parting fitness advice!

  • Constance Gosselet
    Constance Gosselet
    Principal CEO Gosseletrade

    Constance a French farmer who turned into a serial entrepreneur. Constance Gosselet-Cambrai grew up in the countryside of Northern France. She comes from a very old farming family and has been in the property business for generations. She received a professional education at a very young age to work as a farm hand on the family farm. She opened her first business at the age of 12 and sold it at the age of 20 to continue her studies in London at Hult International Business School. At the age of 22 she started her second company in the import export and is also working on producing window panels and tiles.

  • Nicolas Savva
    Nicolas Savva
    Founder at Rent For Me
  • Paola Savva
    Paola Savva
    Founder at SheInspires Cyprus
  • Wg Cdr (Retd) J S Nayal
    Wg Cdr (Retd) J S Nayal
    Director at Era Tours and Travels / Era Business Links

    Mr. Nayal is a retired Air Force Officer who became a part of the leadership team at Era Tours and Era Business in 2004 post-retirement. He has been instrumental in connecting companies across India and China, and has a deep understanding of running businesses in both the markets.

  • Zachary Benetatos
    Zachary Benetatos
    BeHive Ambassador & Business School Student

    Zachary is a Hult Scholar at Hult International Business School pursuing a BBA in Marketing. After co-founding a social enterprise in India that upskilled youth to provide them access to meaningful jobs, he became the president of Hult’s Social Entrepreneurship Society. He has connected students, industry experts, and multinational companies to projects across Europe and Asia. As an intern at Google, Zachary produced an opportunity sizing project that illuminated over 50 million USD and is now incorporated globally across the company. He is passionate about creating entrepreneurial ecosystems and networks and will pursue his Master in International Affairs at Columbia University in the fall.

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