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International business student scoops two awards in global start-up challenge

12 Mar, 2021
img Presha Shrestha (Year 4, BBA Entrepreneurship) and a team member were awarded the first runner-up prize at the international entrepreneurship competition “SCG Bangkok Business Challenge @ Sasin 2021”. The team’s meticulous presentation also won them the title as one of the four best presentation teams. The competition was concluded online on 9 March 2021.

Presha, an international student from Nepal, partnered with a postgraduate student from the National Institute of Technology, India, to form “Team Viridi”. Their competing idea was based on Presha’s final year project, which is a low temperature thermal decomposition machine for medical waste management in Hong Kong and India. The project was applauded for its high feasibility and investor-readiness, and is now in the pilot phase where a prototype of the machine has been installed in an Indian hospital and is up and running.

The competition is Asia’s longest-running global student start-up competition. This year more than 240 applicants from 26 countries were attracted to participate. The panel of judges included leading investors, entrepreneurs, and business professionals, seeking out the most investor-ready start-up ventures based on submitted business plans, live pitches, and venture exhibits.