May 8 at the Young Entrepreneurship Leadership Launchpad (YELL) 2016 Venture Challenge 18 teams from Richmond, West Vancouver and Coquitlam competed in the Venture Finals. Two SD43 teams took home 1st and 2nd place.
1st Place - Cering is a wearable technology that is activated with the simple touch of a button to call for help when the wearer is in danger. Team: Victoria Teo, Sophia Lin, and Georgiy Sekretaryul (Pinetree Secondary) and Farah Jhumra (Heritage Woods)
2nd Place - Essen is an online community that enables people with a passion for cooking to transform their homes into social gatherings to share their authentic home cooked meals. Team: Chloe Lin, Rebecca Fu, Simon Hsieh (Pinetree Secondary), Diana Ma, Karan Kwok, and Michelle Shen (Heritage Woods)
The opportunities students get in YELL to learn a business model, incubate an idea, and then pitch it in a Dragon’s Den style pitch, make this a great learning experience.
There is an information session for students interested in YELL 2016-2017 at Gleneagle on June 1, 5:30 p.m. in the library.
For more information, please see this Tri City News article.