Fulbright University Vietnam | Entrepreneurship Exploration Programme 2019
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Level 3 EEP Programme
Team Reactor was thrilled to run Fulbright University Vietnam’s pioneer Reactor EntreCamp this year on the Fulbright campus in Ho Chi Minh.
The 2.5-day Entrepreneurship bootcamp was co-organised with Fulbright’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), and developed through a partnership between CEI, Reactor School and Lawrence S. Ting High School (LSTS).
64 students from 9 different high schools and universities were exposed to core entrepreneurship concepts, and tasked to develop solutions that tackled at least 1 of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to classroom learning, students ventured out to the local community to test their business ideas with end-users.
“I want to study more about how to build a start-up and how to be successful in business jobs. At first, when I was in grade 8, I had a business project where I sold masks, face masks, and it did not really work. So I’m finding the way, such as what’s the problem with my old business. And when I come to the camp, I just want to discover more about the business world,” shared Dang Lam Phuong Mai, an 11th grader from LSTS.
Customer Interviews: Learning the importance of Understanding the User when designing a product or solution.
Reactor Demo Day: Delivering Elevator Pitches to a panel of judges.
The students ended off the weekend pitching to a panel of judges comprised of entrepreneurs and industry experts as part of Demo Day on the last day of the programme.
Our panel of expert judges included Ms. Tuyet Vu, Principal at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Mr. Cong Vu, Director of Product Development at M_Service (Momo Ewallet).
PRESENTING OUR WINNERS
Plasticism took home the “Greatest Social Impact” superlative prize, for the idea of a production and collection service for eating utensils.
EmoCado’s pitch was for a mobile app that addresses mental health problems and promotes mental wellbeing; the group received the “Best Pitch & Presentation" prize.
The final prize, “Most Advanced Prototype”, belonged to Kahoo!, whose idea was a professional platform for high school students to identify and explore the right careers.
WHAT OUR CADETS HAD TO SAY
'Very realistic, educational, and experimentally engaging.'
— Mi Thai
'I honestly think it really showed me how entrepreneur works and how ideas are really hard to elaborate. I've never done a pitch before so this experience really helped me understand it.'
— Ngo Tố Uyên
'Very intensive training program, yet fun and engaging at the same time.'
— Ninh Quỳnh Anh
'This program is inspirational and informative enough for me to start my entre journey.'
— Nguyen Phung Nhat Khoi
Written by Elaine Yeoh.
Elly is the Head of Marketing & Lead Designer at Reactor School.
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