If you’ve been watching the hit Korean drama, Start Up, you would be familiar with what Demo Day is and what it means to startups like Seo Dal Mi and Nam Do San’s Samsan Tech. It’s a chance to not only pitch a business idea, but also get the funding to get it going.
For real life aspiring student startups in Enderun Colleges, their Demo Day has come in the form of On-Campus Program 2020.
The program, which will present seven contenders this year, is looking for a winning team that will represent the Philippines at the Regional Summits of Hult Prize.
Touted as the “Students’ Nobel Prize,” the foundation hosted by Hult International Business School, in partnership with the United Nations, awards a $1,000,000 global startup prize for the “opportunity to make a change with [the youth’s] social and entrepreneurial ideas.”
To date, the foundation has brought “impact-focused programs, events, and training to over a million students globally, creating a pathway for youth everywhere to take action to build a better world.”
This year, the challenge is to address the theme, “Food for Good: Transforming food into a vehicle of change.” Welcome are projects that cover Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): (1) No Poverty, (2) Zero Hunger, (3) Good Health and Well-Being, (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth, (9) Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, (10) Reduced Inequalities, and (12) Responsible Consumption and Production.
All seven teams are set to pitch their ideas on Saturday, December 5, from 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Interested spectators of the Demo Day-esque competition may also register to view via Zoom or watch it for free on Facebook Live via Hult Prize at Enderun Colleges’ page.
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