The highlight of the competition is being held for the first time in Madurai, Tamilnadu, India.
May 01.2016 – It was a sunny, lazy Sunday morning outside but with cool, enthusiastic people inside. This was the scenario inside Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce & Industry where school students had come to participate in Technovation official regional pitch event 2016 in Madurai. It was a full day pitch event, and was 16 teammates started showing up their products. Open Registrations didn’t end until 4:30 in the evening, 415 Audience on course to support the team mates something awesome.
We began with a warm welcome address by Mrs. Manimala Co-founder of Metoomentor organization and Mr. Senthil Kumar Senior Research Scientist Qualcomm gave a brief introduction of the Technovation challenge following which we acquainted the participants with the problem statement and judging procedure. Keynote was given by Mr. Karthikeyan Senior Staff Engineer Qualcomm. Next to the addressing session, Technovation participants had to pitch their ideas related to the problem that they are facing in local region.
In morning session 8 team mates had pitch their ideas along with the business plan and marketing strategy. In the midst of all of this were Volunteer team members keeping the spirits up of the participants and audience by playing audio and video about the women empowerment and previous Technovation team talks.
Left To Right
Mr. JK Muthu Chairman Digit- All
Mr. Senthil Kumar Senior Research Scientist Qualcomm
Mr. Paul Ravindranath Google Head Accelerator
Mr. Karthikeyan Senior Staff Engineer Qualcomm
Mrs. Dhana Kodithi Senior, Lead Engineer Qualcomm.
Mrs. Subha Prabhakaran Chair Person SHARP
Keynote by Mr Karthikeyan – Senior Staff Engineer Qualcomm
415 Audience on course to support the team mates
Then it was time for lunch break. After lunch break, the next 8 team mates continued with their pitch session. We gave time for audience vote and collected the judge’s votes. In between Uma Maheshwari from Sourashtra School delivered her research about Google.Local, also she told the difference between Google and Google.Local chief guest were inspired about her talk
The judging started at 5:00 PM. Judges interacted with the teams. It was indeed tough to select the winners.
Finally there were three teams announced as winners:
First place: Gracious Team (Cypro App) won it all by getting the first position for their efforts.
Second place: Electric Girls (Career Guidance) won second place. Their Team work was excellent
Third place: Charming Girls (My-Ticket) bagged the third prize. Their UI was just fantastic!!
For the winners and participants prize was awarded by,
Mr. Paul Ravindranath Head, Google Accelerator
Mr. Rethinavelu Senior President / Chairman, TN Chamber
Mr. Sambasivan Vice Principal, Madura College
Mr. Karthikeyan Senior Staff Engineer, Qualcomm
Mrs. Rajakumari Jeevagan Chairperson, Women Entrepreneurs
Mrs. Subha Prabakaran Chair Person, SHARP
Mrs. Dhana Kodithi Senior Lead Engineer, Qualcomm
The event concluded with National Anthem. It was a pleasure looking at all the happy relaxed faces.
Event Tag: #technovation #technovationmadurai #ideapitch
Total Registration: 415 (Open Registration)
Total Teammates: 16 team (58 students)
Meet up Link: http://www.meetup.com/Metoomentor/events/230636331/
Website Link: http://www.thegeeksevent.in/technovationmadurai/
This was the scenario inside Tamilnadu Chamber of Commerce & Industry Madurai on May 1st 2016.
Edited by – Andal Mariappan