On June 19th, more than a hundred people attended the First Milestone Event, to watch talented young individuals pitch their big ideas on sustainability and their future redefined. The esteemed 5-person judging panel comprising of Carrie Tan, Dawn Lim, Lynette Cheah, Matthew Tan and Wee Wei Ng, deliberated which of the 5 streams would pass this highly competitive round.
Each team was given 5 minutes to pitch their ideas to the panel, which was creatively performed through narratives and exciting pitch decks. Following this, the teams had 10 minutes to defend their ideas whilst being meticulously questioned by the judges. Students practiced great professionalism, thanks to the extra hours of practice put in nearing the event, and their strong ecosystem of mentors.
A brief summary of each team's ideas:
Of the four teams have passed to Sprint 2, Reimagining Education led by Arika Allen, won at the 1st place, followed by Reimagining Corporate Purpose at the 2nd place, and Reimagining Living and Consumption coming in at the 3rd place with a tie.
A summary of the two previous sessions are set out below:
Enablement Series 10: Prototypes, Proof of Concept – where to next?
10 July - Professor Peter Jackson, SUTD
Enablement Series 11: Personal Resourcefulness
17 July - Mac McKenzie, Bridge Partnership
Enablement Series 12: You have a great idea – now become a Changemaker
31 July - Industry Leaders
This Sprint will act as the bridge between idea and execution. Students will design a proof of concept and prove that their ideas have merit. To facilitate this, the four streams will be assigned one government representative who will take responsibility to steer their project plan and guide their policy proposal. Students will be working under the counsel of these knowledgeable leaders, to develop an implementation plan that considers the stakeholders, deployment, funding and potential risks of their ideas. This along with their proof of concept, will be the basis of the team presentations at the Second Milestone Event.
Congratulations to all teams that have made it through! Your hard work and great ideas towards the First Milestone Event will give you a head start into Sprint 2. See you on the 21st of August at our Second Milestone Event!
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