Sunny(second from left) with his Imagine Cup teammates in 2011.
The first time I met Satrughan Kumar Singh — or Sunny, as he prefers to be called — I was surprised by his height. Towering almost a head above me (I’m about 178 cm), he greeted me with an easy smile as I looked up to meet his gaze. We headed to a nearby coffeeshop for lunch, seeking refuge from the scorching Singapore heat.
Sunny Singh stands tall in many ways. A two-time Microsoft Imagine Cup winner in Singapore, he represented the country in the Grand Finals in Poland in 2010 and then in New York in 2011. The Temasek Polytechnic alumnus is excited about solving problems with technology. To that end, he has turned his idea from the student technology competition into a startup called Eynteract Labs.
As we settled down, Sunny sketched out his days as an Imagine Cup participant, how it fueled his passion for entrepreneurship and public speaking, and his current predicament — a military stint that able-bodied Singapore males must serve. He took only occasional pauses to eat his lunch.
credits: Imagine Cup
The Asia Pacific region was well-represented in the winner’s circle at the Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals. After five grueling days of presentations, learning sessions, and cultural activities, the top nine teams were finally revealed at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.
TANG Thai from Thailand who won 1st place under Game Design: Xbox/Windows Team, TokTok from Korea won 3rd place under Windows Metro Style App Challenge, and Coccolo from Japan won 2nd place under Software Design. In the individual category, Joshua Sim from Singapore won 3rd place under the IT challenge. Read more
The annual Microsoft Imagine Cup is the world’s premier student technology competition. Talented students from the various institutions of higher learning will compete and pitch their hearts out in their respective national software design competition to represent their countries in the Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals held in Sydney, Australia.
Students all over the world are to use their imagination and passion to create a technology solution that addresses the Imagine Cup 2012 theme: Imagine a world where technology solves the world’s toughest problems. Read more
Two days ago, one team of four young Temasek Polytechnic students beat 231 other teams to be crowned the winners of the Singapore leg of the Imagine Cup (IC) student technology competition. The winning team, Team ElderGuardian, uses Microsoft Kinect to aid the rehabilitation and recovery process for stroke patients by measuring the range of motion in the joints of stroke patients and lets them play games and do rehabilitation exercises. The four students are Satrughan Kumar Singh (“Sunny”), Ho Chee Boon, Wong Kin Seng, and Kim Arvin Galutera Evangelista.
Imagine Cup is a competition that challenges students to “Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems”, and draws the challenges from the eight United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
Team ElderGuardian’s solution was aimed at goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases.
Sunny was also part of the winning team from Singapore last year and represented our little red dot in Warsaw, Poland to emerge top 6 worldwide. (Disclosure: I happened to be one of the judges in the final round to decide from amongst this top 6 to find the top 3 last year.)
We speak to Sunny post-IC 2011 Singapore to find out how he and his team is preparing for the upcoming worldwide finals in New York City come July. Read more
Yesterday was a big day for four teams from various institutions here in Singapore. Participating in the Software Design finals of the Singapore leg of Imagine Cup were teams Bliss-Zard (Nanyang Polytechnic), Credit Mobile (National University of Singapore), ElderGuardian (Temasek Polytechnic) and The Strides (Nanyang Polytechnic).
Team ElderGuardian took the first spot and will be heading to New York City this July to compete in the worldwide finals against other student teams from more than 100 countries and regions around the globe. Read more
This Tuesday, join Microsoft as it selects the winning team to represent Singapore at the Imagine Cup 2011 in New York City. The world’s largest global student technology competition, the Imagine Cup, is now in its ninth year, and challenges young people from all over the globe to leverage their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to help solve global challenges and make a difference in the world. Read more