Google Singapore challenges 20 student teams to solve business problems
September 28, 2012 by Terence LEE
As part of Google for Entrepreneurs Week, held on 23-29 September 2012, Google Singapore is holding a varsity challenge where students aim to solve real-life challenges based on those faced by Singapore startups GoMyWay and LoveByte.
The case competition, to be held on 29 September, will involve 20 teams from 3 local universities: SMU, NUS, and NTU. Participants will be judged on creativity, coherence, and presentation of their proposals.
Although both startups are in the mobile space, they occupy different verticals. GoMyWay has a taxi sharing app that lets users save on cab fares, while LoveByte has developed a private social network for lovers. The founders of both companies will judge the participants, along with a mix of investors and other entrepreneurs.
Google will be holding entrepreneurial-related events in 26 cities across 13 countries.
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