This competition is for any aspiring innovators and budding entrepreneurs. If you are between 15 to 19 years old, have a passion to improve the way things work, have an interest to learn new skills that will pave your future or desire to begin building a network with other entrepreneurs, this is the competition for you.
This competition is made open to the public. Anyone that fulfil the criteria can sign up on their own and need not represent any organisation. However, teachers or educators can sign up teams to represent their school or organisation.
Participants should fall within the ages of 15 to 17 years old and is enrolled in either a local secondary school or the IP stream of a local school to qualify for the secondary category. Likewise, participants should fall within the ages of 17 to 19 years old and is enrolled in either a local polytechnic, a local ITE or the IP stream of a local school to qualify for the tertiary category. Teams are to be comprised of 3 to 5 members. However, if you are signing up less than 3 members, do contact us to receive support.
Upon completion payment, participants will receive an invoice and confirmation through email. If you have not received either of it, do kindly contact us!
The competition period spans according to the stipulated period as mentioned above for each of the category. Through the competition period, participants will be required to join 3 events (9am-1pm on 3 Saturdays), the launch which encompasses a workshop, another workshop as well as the finale. During the first 2 events, there will be face to face consultation with industry mentors. Finalists shortlisted will be invited to an additional business pitching workshop.
The final submissions are:
- Business Plan
- Video Pitch
For each submission, there is a workshop to guide participants on how to complete them. The workshops include Design Thinking (at the launch), Business Plan Writing and Business Pitch (for finalist). Submissions would be submitted on the learning platform with enough time for the first draft to receive feedback from our team of industry mentors.
Apart from the prospects of winning the competition, part of the package includes learning journeys to various organisations to discover how innovation is a part of their entrepreneurship journey. Teams would also have the privilege of being guided by a team of industry mentors who are entrepreneurs in their own fields. At the end, participants will receive a certificate of participation that would be a boost to their resume. Finally, post competition, participants will be automatically enrolled into our alumni club where networking events and workshops are frequently organised for them.
There are no themes or scopes in this competition. Participants are encouraged to innovate solutions to real life problems they face or adopt design challenges from the mentors of various industry.