There’s something special about winning the hearts of the crowd. You strike an emotional chord with them; you create a memory that lasts long after your performance.
And that’s exactly what five of our super students did—after they won the 101 Seconds Elevator Pitch–Crowd’s Favourite award at the inaugural ASB101K Entrepreneurship Competition.
Hosted by the Asia School of Business, the startup competition saw 200 registrations from student teams across Southeast Asia. In total, QIU students participated in two teams—Team Noetic and The Pink Project.
Both teams put in great performances to stand out from the 200 teams and make it to the top 50. Noetic made it all the way to the semi-final stage, where they competed against 11 international student teams from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.
This included institutions like Universiti Malaya, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Monash University, Gadjah Mada University, Mapua University, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and many more.
There, Team Noetic’s fascinating and creative elevator pitch transfixed the judges and landed them this special prize—standing out among 200 participants!
Want to know who were our awesome representatives? Here they are:
TEAM NOETIC (Semi-Finalist)
- Loo Chun Wai – Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)
- Chan Jia Ping – Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)
- Chan Chun Lim – Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)
- Bu Zhen Hui – Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons)
- Lim Tong Xin – Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons)
THE PINK PROJECT (2nd Round)
- Lavishya Ratti – QIU | Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Teaching of English as a Second Language
- Ho Han Wei – QIU | Bachelor of Computer Science(Hons)
- Teoh Le Teng – QIU | Diploma in Information Technology
- Chan Shir Ley – Monash University | Bachelor of Business & Commerce
- Reuben Ng Wei Ming – Monash University | Bachelor of Business & Commerce
This entrepreneurial competition brought together talented students and aspiring entrepreneurs from Southeast Asia to “address current market challenges and opportunities through innovative technology-driven solutions.”
It set out to find the most scalable, sustainable, and innovative business solutions that address genuine business problems in their respective target markets.
Our representatives have impressed on the big stage once again and added to the ever-expanding reputation of the university. Congratulations to all of you and continue making us proud!