21 April, 2018

MENTOR

Programme

$80,000

In Prizes

Major Partner

Title Sponsor

Gems World Academy, 2 Yishun Street 42

What Is The Technopreneur Challenge?

The Young Technopreneurs Challenge aims to support students to take ownership of the world they live in and actively develop solutions to the UN Global Goals. By providing expert advice and mentorship, combined with skills development and training, we hope to empower students to become problem solvers, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Bootcamp 1: Saturday 24th February

Reactor & Junior Achievement

  • Problem definition
  • Ideation
  • Design Challenge
  • Meet your mentors

Bootcamp 2: Saturday 10th March

Reactor & Coding Garage

  • Prototyping and testing
  • Design thinking challenges
  • Mentor Discussions
  • Coding & Micro:Bit Workshop

Bootcamp 3: Saturday 24th March

Junior Achievement

  • Mentor discussions
  • Develop a pitch
  • How to promote your idea
  • Financing an idea

Public Expo: Saturday 21st April

  • Setup display booths
  • Showcase to Public and Industry Judges
  • Morning: All teams interview with judges to shortlist
  • Afternoon: Detailed conversations with shortlisted teams (10 per age category)
  • Award Ceremony

Young Technopreneurs Challenge

2018 Cohort

Here’s How To Get Started..

 

  1. Select a problem related to a UN Global Goal
  2. Come up with an innovative idea to solve the problem
  3. Register your school team of three
  4. Attend the 3 innovation bootcamps
  5. Present your idea at the innovation expo

 

NO TEACHER / PARENT  SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED.

Just arrive in time for registration and have someone pick you up at the end. It’s that simple!

A Few Good Reasons To Join…

  1. Work with mentors from some of most innovative global companies
  2. Network with experts and other young innovators
  3. Develop your entrepreneurial skills
  4. Learn how to take an idea from concept to realisation
  5. Have fun and contribute to better society

 

Win some amazing prizes!

Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities

 

Jeff Bezos, Amazon

MAJOR PRIZE

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RETURN FLIGHTS TO

THE USA

Return flights and accommodation for you and one family member to the USA for 5 days.

$10,000 Funding

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A possible SGD$10,000 is available to the winning team for reaching implementation goals and milestones upon completion of the challenge.

Job Shadow

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Visit the Global US Headquarters for ??? and undertake a job shadow for the day. Find out why they are one of the most innovative companies in the world and share your ideas with the team.

Slush 2018 Entry

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All access pass and booth at Slush 2018 (http://www.slush.org/). Connect with startups, investors and tech experts.

EXAMPLES OF RUNNER UP PRIZES…

Oculus Rift Headsets

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Mini Drones

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Arduino Kits / Micro:bits

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Lego Mindstorm

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Sound Awesome?

Register Your School Team!

Participating Schools

Gems World Academy Singapore (2017)