首届西雅图青少年创业挑战赛圆满结束

首届西雅图青少年创业挑战赛圆满结束

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作者:张博雅

首届西雅图青少年创业挑战赛,于33在大西雅图地区Bellevue市中心的Meydenbauer大礼堂举行,现场座无虚席,反响热烈。

本赛事由西雅图创业协会主办、小大师俱乐部协办,以青少年为参赛对象,旨在鼓励培养青少年创业创新思维,并为北美青少年搭建创业平台。

比赛消息在年初发布以来引起了大西雅图地区广大中学生的兴趣。有30多个团队或个人递交创业项目计划书报名参赛。经初审有14个项目入选决赛,多位高科技企业家、公司高管、投资人以及教育家担任本次挑战赛评委。

评审标准(七个方面):

  • 想法创意
  • 产品/服务
  • 启动准备
  • 执行计划
  • 社会效益
  • 团队组成
  • 演讲表现

评委嘉宾阵容:

Justin Rogers (Director of Facebook)

David Chu (西雅图科技学校校长)

Kevin Yu (VP of Azuqua)

Minda Brusse (Startup Community Leader)

Jeanie Zheng (VP of GoDaddy, Inc)

付蔚(Director of VMware)

获奖实况:

14个入选团队经过激烈角逐,最终产生7个奖项。获奖名单如下:

第一名(奖励$1000):

Intelligent Plant Care System (植物智能关爱系统,使用精确测量各指标自动化培育室内植物。团队:兄妹俩的合作)

第二名(奖励$800):

Firefly (利用无人驾驶小飞机自带温度影像系统和灭火器飞入高楼拯救生命。团队:4位中学生)

第三名(奖励$500):

Greenr (开发一个免费App组织青少年有机会跟朋友一起做公益活动。团队:3位高中生)

 

特别单项奖(每个获奖项目奖励$200):

  • 最佳创意奖:Vsocks (发明一种隔热的涂料可喷涂在厚棉袜的外面,有高效防水和保暖功能,将成为滑雪爱好者的最佳配置)
  • 最佳团队奖:DipLid(自主设计一款新型的带有凹型槽的冷饮纸杯盖,可用于快餐店出售套餐时,将快餐配料放入被盖儿的小槽内,尤其便利于to-go eater蘸调料使用。团队:4位中学生)
  • 最佳演讲奖:Homely (开发一款为旧屋翻修的家庭使用的报税软件。团队:2位高中生)
  • 最佳社会影响奖:iDrive (开发约车陪练App,利用软件匹配和智能预约帮助学车新手找到匹配的陪练人以提高驾驶技术。团队:2位高中生)

本次比赛圆满成功,源于参赛中学生的实力,也离不开高素质家长们的培养,和本地创业协会和小大师俱乐部等非政府组织的大力支持。这些强强联合必将受益于更多的青少年,进一步推动社会的创新发展。

The Seattle Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge was held on March 3rd at the Meydenbauer Theatre in downtown Bellevue. The venue was packed and the response was overwhelming.

This event was hosted by the Seattle Entrepreneurship Association and co-organized by the Little Masters Club. It is focused on young people and aims to encourage young entrepreneurs to innovate and create a platform for young people in North America.

This competition has attracted the interest of the many of middle and high school students in the Seattle area since its release at the beginning of the year. More than 30 teams and individuals submitted their Entrepreneurship Projects to sign up for the competition. After the initial review, 14 projects were selected for the finals. A number of high-tech entrepreneurs, company executives, investors and educators served as judges for this challenge.

Review criteria (seven aspects):

  • Ideas and ideas
  • product service
  • Start preparation
  • Implementation plan
  • Social benefits
  • Team composition
  • Speech performance

 

Guest judge lineup:

Justin Rogers (Director of Facebook)

David Chu (President of Seattle Science and Technology School)

Kevin Yu (VP of Azuqua)

Minda Brusse (Startup Community Leader)

Jeanie Zheng (VP of GoDaddy, Inc)

Wei Fu (Director of VMware)

Awards:

The 14 selected teams competed intensely and eventually produced 7 winners. The list of winners is as follows:

First place (reward $1000):

Intelligent Plant Care System, which allows unexperienced gardeners to grow indoor plants using precise measurements of various indicators. Team: cooperation between brothers and sisters)

Second place (reward $800):

Firefly (Using an unmanned small aircraft with its own temperature imaging system and fire extinguishers to fly into the tall buildings to save lives. Team: 4 middle school students)

Third place (reward $500):

Greenr (developing a free app to organize teens have the opportunity to do charity activities with friends. Team: 3 high school students)

Other Awards ($200 for each winning project):

  • Best Creative Award: Vsocks (Invented an insulated coating that can be sprayed on the outside of thick cotton socks for efficient water protection and warmth, making it the perfect fit for skiers)
  • Best Team Award: DipLid (self-designed a new type of cold drink paper cup lid with a concave groove, which can be used in fast food restaurants to sell the package, put the dip into the small slot of the cover, especially convenient for to-go Eaters to dip. (Team: 4 middle school students)
  • Best Speech Award: Homely (developing a tax return software for home renovations. (Team: 2 high school students)
  • Best Social Impact Award: iDrive (developing a car-assisted app, using software matching and smart appointments to help new learners find matching instructors to improve driving skills. (Team: 2 high school students)

 

The success of this competition stems from the strength of the participating middle school students, and it is also inseparable from the support of high-quality parents, and the strong help of non-governmental organizations such as the Local Entrepreneurship Association and the Little Masters Club. These strong alliances will surely benefit for more young people and further promote the innovative development of society.