|The Student Entrepreneur Programme is an initiative set up by KDU Penang University College to encourage student-run start-ups, essentially providing a platform for students to gain practical, real-life experiences in setting up and running their own business. The management of their start-ups, as well as integrated project work is expected to provide them with hands-on experience, as well as strengthen their knowledge and skills. The initiative bridges the gap between academia and industry, bringing a business world element to the campus, providing a better picture of what one might face as an entrepreneur.|
The Best Business Project Idea was concluded on 26th September 2017, with 7 teams pitching their ideas to a panel of judges consisting of Dato TT Yew, KDU Board of Governors & USM Industry Fellow, Mr. Clarence Leong, CEO and Founder of Exabytes and Easy Parcel Sdn Bhd, Mr. Howie Chang, Managing Director of Ayuh Bina (aCAT Penang), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Brian C. Imrie, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic and Research), Mr. Tan Eng Hoo, Vice President of MyTriz Innovation Association.
The winners of the 2017 Best Business Project Idea were AR Tourism (Muhammad bin Lokman, Sriram a/l Ramasamy, Lim Ting Wei, Ye Htut Lwin) as 2nd Runner-Up, TRAXER (Lau Shun Yang, Ooi Ling Wei, Gun Kok Hoong) as 1st Runner-Up, and Foody (Abby Toh, Kevin Haake) as Champion.