From the Emmy® Award-Winning Team Behind SCIENCE FAIR and National Geographic Documentary Films, OWN THE ROOM, is streaming now on Disney+. OWN THE ROOM chronicles five ambitious students from disparate corners of the planet and the victories and setbacks they face as they take their budding business ventures to Macau, China to compete in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. Santosh is from a small farming town in Nepal; Alondra works the register at her family’s bakery in Puerto Rico; Henry is a programming wiz from Nairobi; Jason is a marketing machine from Greece; and Daniela is an immigrant escaping the crisis in Venezuela, taking on the chemical industry from her lab at NYU.
They’ve each overcome immense obstacles in pursuit of their dreams, from hurricanes to poverty to civil unrest. Representing their countries as the top student entrepreneurs, the high-stakes global finals are their opportunity to win worldwide attention and the coveted $100,000 grand prize to make their life-changing business ideas a reality and transform the world.
I had the pleasure to speak with directors Darren Foster and Cristina Costantini, once more, and understand how they pick the future entrepreneur to follow, the challenges, and more.
Check it out this exclusive interview: