Solving social, health and environmental problems though technological and innovative solutions, inspired four teams to ideate, write up their concept and enter the “2021 Mayor's Technology and Innovation Awards". Ten finalist teams were to be chosen from schools across the Gold Coast, to participate in the next phase of mentoring workshops. All four QAHS teams were grateful to be selected as finalists and attended a bootcamp at the Cohort Innovation Space, just across the bridge at Griffith University.
The workshops included presentations from start-up entrepreneurs, academics and AI leaders.
Workshop 1: Customer Discovery: from Concept to Customer
By Kate Morgan and Kirk Reynoldson, co-founders, Eggy
Workshop 2: Utilising Technology as a Competitive Advantage
By Vishal Mehrotra, Associate Director, Bond University
Workshop 3: Pitch Preparation and Presentation
By Jason Atkins, Co-founder and CEO, Cake Equity
Workshop 4: Product Development and Marketing
By Rachael Barritt, Young Women Leaders in AI
The Final Pitch and Award Night will take place in October at Bond University and will provide the teams with an opportunity to present their idea to a broader audience and convince the judging panel that their idea is the best!
Congratulations to all students involved and we look forward to hearing their pitches in October!
MTIA Teacher Mentor / Business Management and Economics Faculty