Hyderabad student team idea wins 2019 TiE Summer Pitchfest
20 students from 14 schools who were the finalists formed four teams and pitched their ideas at the TYE Summer PitchFest
Hyderabad: TiE Hyderabad announced the winners of TYE Summer Pitchfest, Young Entrepreneurs 2019 edition on Tuesday. Mr. Pill Minder, a pill dispenser business idea took the winner glory, Filtex – a passive filtration device to filter water in the lakes around the city bagged the runner-up position.
At the Pitchfest, held on Sunday, 20 students selected from 14 top schools from across the city formed four groups and pitched their innovative solutions to a team of distinguished jury. It comprised Venkatesh Narasimhan SVP, Redpine Signals & Viiveck Verma CSO, Srinivasa Farms, Program Co-Chairs of TYE Summer 2019 along with the stellar Jury Panel Rakesh Bhatia (CEO,TheCapitalNet), Juliane Frommter (Director - International Programs, T-Hub) & Sridhar CV (Head of Incubation Alliances, TCS) who gave away the awards to the winning teams.
There were quite a few interesting pitches; the jury declared Dr Pill Minder - A Pill dispenser with a difference as winners for their prototype & business plan of automatic pill reminder. Filtex - A passive filtration device on the other hand won the runner up position for their plan with a device to filter water in the lakes around the city.
TiE Hyderabad launched their Summer Edition of TYE in May this year. A total of 62 students registered from 21 different schools of the twin cities attended the programme in IIT Hyderabad. Thereafter, 20 selected students underwent a rigorous curriculum on entrepreneurship development with 12 classroom sessions spread over three weeks.
Students from top schools of twin cities such as Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Public School, Chirec International, Delhi Public School, Birla Open Minds, Bishop Cotton, Oakridge International School, Chaitanya Vidyalaya, Phoenix Greens, Rockwell International School, Sancta Maria International School, DRS International School, participated in this programme.
After which each team were guided by a mentor, a practicing entrepreneur and a TiE Charter Member for three weeks to help convert their innovative ideas into a feasible business plan ready to be pitch at a final competition held on Sunday. TYE is the only student entrepreneurship programme taught by successful entrepreneurs of TiE Hyderabad. This year, the TYE Summer students will also spend 'A Day with A CEO'.
In their address after giving away the awards the jury panel said with such programmes, we must encourage the next generation with the skills necessary to face the world challenges and create simpler solutions rather than worrying about problems - the Charter Members of TiE Hyderabad added.
Congratulating the winners Srikanthan Tirumala, Board Member of TiE Hyderabad said "The level of clarity on their business ideas and product, being fearless & confident about the solution coupled with good communication was brilliant. The program co-chairs Venkatesh Narasimhan & Viiveck Verma for guiding the program to its finale was also appreciated by both TiE and student achievers".
Mr PillMinder was declared the Winner of TYE
Summer PitchFest 2019.
Team Mr PillMinder members were
Aaryan Agarwal - Chirec International
Agastya Pattamatta - Delhi Public School, Nacharam
Anirudh Vanamali - Rockwell International
Sanskrithi Ananthula - DRS International
Trisha Reddy - Oakridge Newton Campus
Filtex - A Filtration Device declared the Runners-up
TYE Summer PitchFest 2019.
Team Filtex members were
Aashish Sodadasi - Birla Open Minds
Anand Tirumala - Oakridge Newton Campus
Jahnavi Seethamraju - Delhi Public School, Nacharam
Jai Gollapudi - Phoenix Greens
Shreya Jain - The Gaudium School