IHL Startup Challenge 2016

2 teams from the Department of Engineering mentored by Dr. Chang Boon Peng entered the Grand Finale of the IHL Startup Challenge 2016 competition at The Vertical, Bangsar South City. They emerged as the 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up for the non-degree category, walking away with trophies and the cash prize of RM6000 and RM3000, respectively. IHL Startup Challenge 2016 competition is a joint collaboration between the Ministry of Higher Education, Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) in Malaysia and MDEC’s Talent Enablement Division with the support from the industry partners such as MaGIC, Brand Geeks, Next Money, Alpha Catalyst Consulting and MyTriz. This competition aims to provide a platform for students to gain hands-on experience in applying innovative thinking methods to solve real problems for real customers; and at the same time acquire knowledge and skills on how to start-up an ICT business. Students who are interested to explore digital entrepreneurship and have innovative ideas in ICT can be identified through this competition and their potential will be further groomed to be able to accelerate to become ICT SME start-ups.