Penang Campus Students Emerge as Champion and First Runner Up in Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2020


ATL Planning Team receiving their champion trophy on stage

Group photo of all top 10 finalists representing UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College

By UOW Malaysia KDU

On the 19th of December students of UOW Malaysia KDU, part of the University of Wollongong Australia Global Network, emerged as champions in the ‘Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2020’ held in St Giles The Wembley Hotel. UOW Malaysia KDU students won both the champion and first runner up positions within a competitive line up of contestants drawn from universities and colleges from across Penang state. Besides that, all teams sent from UOW Malaysia KDU featured amongst the top 10 finalists.

The Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge 2020 is a collaborative event organized by the Penang State Government, Penang Youth Development Corporation and Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur Section purposed with fostering youth interest and activity in entrepreneuship. The Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge this year was themed ‘Youth for the Future’. Penang Chief Minister YAB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow was present on the day and commented within his opening address that, “It remains my hope to see the youth in Penang continue to venture into the field of entrepreneurship. The State Government will provide the necessary support for our young local talents to generate more young leaders who will meet global market demands.”

This year’s challenge attracted many students from universities and colleges in Penang who were given the opportunity to showcase their innovative entrepreneurship ideas to a panel of judges.  Students who participated received valuable exposure to entrepreneurship start-up experience and industry networking through their interaction with industry panel members and guests, enhancing the prospect of future success should they chose to launch their start-up business projects.

Team ATL Planning, Mass Communication students from UOW Malaysia KDU proudly emerged as champions

 

The top 10 finalists included 5 teams from UOW Malaysia KDU, 3 teams from the Department of Computing and 2 teams from the Department of Mass Communication. Mass Communication students Mabel Oo Yuan Shao, Yap Ceek Huey, and Daphlynn Teo teamed up as ALT Planning, walked home with the champion trophy and a cash prize of RM15,000. Second place winners were Computing students Daniel Tan Kit Wei, Cheah Tzer Ming Esther, Pui Hsin Hsian, and Kuhan Prakash from team Interactive Health Lab (IHL) walked home with 2nd place trophy and a cash prize of RM10,000. When quizzed on why UOW Malaysia KDU students were so successful within the entrepreneurship challenge, Associate Professor Dr Brian Imrie, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement), commented that “their success is consistent  with UOW Malaysia KDU’s efforts to imbibe within all students an entrepreneurship spirit, creative thinking, and the effective communication skills which are esstential for entrepreneurial success. Essentially we have created an eco-system which allows students to be the best they can possibly be.”

Again, Congratulations to all the winners representing UOW Malaysia KDU. We are very proud of each of you.

Champion – from UOW Malaysia KDU Penang, Department of Mass Communication
Team name: ALT Planning
Members:
Mabel Oo Yuan Shao
Yap Ceek Huey
Daphlynn Teo
Prize: Trophy + RM15,000 + certificate of achievement

First runner up – from UOW Malaysia KDU Penang, Department of Computing
Team name: Interactive Health Lab (IHL)
Members:
Daniel Tan Kit Wei
Cheah Tzer Ming
Esther Pui Hsin Hsian
Kuhan Prakash
Prize: Trophy + RM10,000 + certificate of achievement

Top 10 – from UOW Malaysia KDU Penang, Department of Computing
Team name: LHK
Members:
Lim Kah Hao
Ang Wen Kai
Prize: Trophy + certificate of achievement

Top 10 – from UOW Malaysia KDU Penang, Department of Computing
Team name: Walnut Inc
Members:
Madelaine Diong Min Ling
Winne Oo Kar Voon
Prize: Trophy + certificate of achievement

Top 10 – from UOW Malaysia KDU Penang, Department of Mass Communication
Team name: S-Quartz
Members:
Daniel Lee Meow Qin
Loo Pey Man
Lee Shieh Shen
Patrick Chong Jia Teck
Prize: Trophy + certificate of achievement

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