Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DBIT students win top prizes in the Apparent Genius Competition

Congratulations to the following DBIT students who won the top prizes in the Apparent Genius Competition!
Students and judges posing for photo
at SMU where the pitching was held

Students presented their mobile app to a panel of judges consisting of industry professionals with a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship and enterprise solutions. The judges were impressed by the presentation skills of the students and the quality of the apps and ideas presented by the students. 

For winning, these students get cash prizes as shown below!

First prize: $500
Second prize: $300
Third prize: $200

The first prize winner is our DBIT Year 2 Htet Htet Aung, together with her group-mate Song Tianqi. The team's idea arose from wanting to solve a common problem that many student project teams encounter - inactive members who do not contribute.  The team presented their idea on a mobile project management app that aims to discourage team members from procrastinating through a gamification concept which the judges felt was an innovative and marketable idea that would be really useful if the app existed for real.

Htet presenting her idea

The team consisting of Year 3 students Chong Nian Qian,Lin Lina and Liu Xiao Chen won the second prize.  The three of them are from the DBIT Entrepreneurship option which required them to run a semester-long retail shopfront in SP campus as part of their Final Year Project.  Identifying the painpoints of young people like them who want to set up shop, but have limited access to mobile inventory management apps, the team created a mobile app that fills in this gap.

Team 2 presenting their idea 
The team consisting of Year 2 students Yvonne Chua Yi Fang and Wu Liling won the third place with their idea of a "travel-tips" app.  In her pitch, Yi Fang explained how the market lacks an app that focuses on travel tips specifically.  Though there are apps like TripAdvisor which sometimes include travel tips submitted by user, they are randomly placed and do not allow the user to read all the tips for a specific place at one shot.  Yi Fang's app will solve this problem with a all-in-1 interface that consolidates tips in an easy-to-read interface for the convenience of the travellers.

Yi Fang getting ready to present her idea
Well-done Team DBIT! ^.^  

Thanks to all the judges for your insight comments and useful feedback!

Judges from left:
Justin, Kelwin Chan (Kemp), Mr Ryan Lim,
Ms Lim Sia Hoe (Centre for Seniors), Ms Suzette Cody (Green Mango)
Dr. Tan Bee Wan
Executive Chairman
Integrative CSR Consulting Pte Ltd

And many thanks to Dr Tan and Michael from Integrative CSR Consulting Pte Ltd for organising this competition and sponsoring the prizes!

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