Novelsys, an NUS Enterprise start-up co-founded by our undergrad Kenneth Lou has clinched the 2014 Global Talentrepreneur innovation & Collaboration (GlobalTiC) Award held in Taiwan.
Four NUS students took a year off their studies to start Novelsys earlier this year. Their star invention Ampere, the world’s first wireless charging sleeve for the mobile phones. Users simply drop their mobile phone into the sleeve and it charges wirelessly, on-the-go, making it more convenient than carrying bulky power banks.
Low Yan Lin, our fourth year undergraduate, beat 59 other contestants to win the second runners-up in the individual category for the Maybank GO Ahead Challenge, held in Kuala Lumpur from 10 to 17 August.
Yanlin (centre) with Datuk Abdul Farid Alias (Right), Group President & Chief Executive Officer of Maybank, and Nora Abd Manaf (Left), Group Chief Human Capital Officer.
What’s better than winning a national competition? Winning a regional one! Our undergrad students came in first runners-up at the regional finals of Proctor & Gamble’s ASEAN Business Challenge 2014, after winning the national finals in April.
Team Singapore, comprising of our undergrads Andrew Tay and Lionel Tan, with students from NUS, NTU and SMU, beat teams from the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam to clinch the first runners-up slot. Team Indonesia won the competition, and Team Vietnam came in second runners-up.
- Andrew Tay (3rd from left) and Lionel Tan (2nd from right) with the team and P&G members
Our students have yet again done us proud. Our BBA students emerged second runners-up in the HSBC Asia Pacific Business Case Competition 2014, held recently in Hong Kong.
The team, comprising of Eleanor Low Su Qi, Chua Cheng Liang, Elliot Tan Wei Ming and Soh Hwa Jie, under the supervision of Associate Professor Tan Soo Jiuan, successfully completed four rounds to compete in the finals.
The winning team with the judges
Our undergraduates have took the first runner-up and best speaker titles in the inaugural Chulalongkorn International Business Case Competition (CIBCC) held in Thailand from 20 to 25 May 2014.
Our BBA team, comprising of Chuan Lee (best speaker), Ivan Ho, Lewis Phey (team leader), and Valerie Soh competed against their counterparts from Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, Singapore, and Thailand.
(R-L) Assoc Prof Winston Kwok (faculty advisor), Ivan, Chuan Lee, Valerie, and Lewis
The following is a guest post from fourth year undergrad Jerome Tan, fondly known as the ‘serial winner’ of several competitions that our students have participated in. Jerome has taken part in eight international competitions up to now; he made it to the finals in six of them, and won five. His favourite? The Sauder Summit Global Case Competition in Vancouver. Here’s more from Jerome:
It always begins the same way: the euphoria of being selected, the excitement of meeting new teammates, the exhilaration of learning about a new country. All too quickly though, one gets dragged back down to earth. Overnight training on weekends becomes the norm, and the prospect of having to keep pace with academics while missing an entire week of lessons becomes more daunting as the dates draw nearer. There have been semesters where I was literally on campus every single weekend for something case-related — all this of my own free will and volition.
Our undergrads have emerged champions at two recent international case competitions.
At the International Case Competition at Maastricht that took place in the Netherlands recently, BBA students Lenard Lou, Jovin Loh, Low Li Ting and Kenneth Leong, accompanied by faculty advisor, Deputy Dean Hum Sin Hoon, competed against 15 other undergraduate teams from international business schools to emerge winners at the end of an intensive week of case analyses and presentations. The team brought home the championship trophy which the School last won in 2012.
L-R: Lenard Lou, Jovin Loh, Low Li Ting, Prof Hum Sin Hoon, Kenneth Leong
The following is a guest post by our NUS MBA student, Neil Mehta, who was among the first runners-up team of NUS MBA students participating in the East Asia round of the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) organised by Nanyang Business School.
The first thing about any business case competition is a business plan. So when an email popped into our inbox asking us to evaluate business plans from real entrepreneurs instead, some of us began to scratch our heads. “Hmm…what’s it like to be on the other side of the table?” The uniqueness of this proposition coupled with a desire to get a taste of the world of venture capitalists(VCs), entrepreneurs and billion dollar start-ups drew some of us from the NUS MBA programme to form team “FuerteVentura”. Loosely translated, it means “promising ventures”, which captures the quintessence of our mission.
- (L-R) Christian Halberg,Chenyin Ge, Ryoko Nagano, Jude Nilendra and Neil Mehta
Our students have continued to do us proud in national and international competitions.
Our BBA team of Chan Yi, Eleanor Low, Fahmi Hamzah and Jerome Tan beat 11 other global teams, to win the Sauder Summit Global Case Competition.