(photo) DYTM Raja Muda Selangor Tengku Amir Shah ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah admires the Start-It Challenge trophy while Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah (far left) and Evan Cheah (right) and Matt Van Leuween (far right) looks on.
More than 300 students and recent graduates took part in the Sunway Innovation Labs (Sunway iLabs), for its first Start-It Challenge and Innovation Career Fair, followed by the two-day Ideation Weekend.
The Challenge aims to discover three companies for growth acceleration while the Fair seeks to drive the spirit of innovation among the students and graduates and provide them a leg-up in pursuing their careers.
Participating companies, namely Sunway, Digi, CIMB, Axiata Digital, Lazada, Impiro and Grab presented their challenges to the participants to motivate them in identifying issues and create their own solutions or solve problems faced the companies. For the Innovation Career Fair, the same companies set up booths to share insights about their work culture and aspirations.
DYTM Raja Muda Selangor Tengku Amir Shah ibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah says: “Young entrepreneurs are assets to the state, and even more for Selangor as the biggest revenue contributions to the nation. With the Start-It Challenge, entrepreneurs would have the opportunity to pitch their ideas and be equipped to tackle market challenges.”