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Overview

Your mission 

A 3-month long* regional competition where you, as a group of university students, compete by submitting a viable startup proposal on a digital technology or app using the Predix platform as the solution provider.

*After completion of Round 1 (kickoff session)

Eligibility

University students 

  • Of any year 
  • From universities in Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam only
  • Across disciplines but with a focus on IT, Computer Science, Engineering and Business students

Timeline

Jun  '17 - mid-Aug  '17

Promotion of competition at universities

  • Registration period
  • Group of 3 (minimum) to 4 (maximum) with at least one member from each of the three following disciplines: Information Technology, Engineering, and Business
  • Open to all, but nationals preferred

Sep '17

Round 1 : Kick-off session in each country

  • Provide brief training on Predix to participants for better grasp of concept
  • Teams are given 3 weeks to prepare & submit their proposal

Oct '17

Round 2 : Submission of rough business proposal

  • Filter proposals & shortlist top 10 teams
  • Invite top 10 teams to present a pitch to a panel of GE judges - select best 5 teams
  • Top 5 teams get mentorship by GE mentors to fine tune proposal (2 weeks)

Nov '17

Round 3 : National finale

  • Final pitch to a panel of GE mentors, Venture Capitalists (VC)*, and/or governmental enablers
  • Winning team from each country will be invited to a grand finale round in Singapore where they get to pitch to a panel of Venture Capitalists (VC) or investor reps*, mentorship from GE (2 weeks)

Dec '17

Grand finale (regional)

  • Top 3 teams do a final pitch out in Singapore – all expense paid 2D 1N trip
  • Winning team will get guaranteed internships with GE or final round interviews for GE’s leadership programs

The prize

All applicants :

  • Invitation to attend informative kickoff session and Predix training
  • Certificate of training & participation

Top 10 (in country) :

  • Certificate of accomplishment

Top 5 (in country) :

  • Certificate of accomplishment
  • Chance to pitch proposal to a venture capitalist* and/or related enablers for potential investment
  • Mentorship by GE leaders
  • Potential internship offering or interview session for leadership programs

Top 3 (in region) :

  • All expense paid trip to finale in Singapore
  • Certificate of accomplishment
  • Chance to pitch proposal to a venture capitalist* and/or related enablers for potential investment
  • Mentorship by GE & VC* reps
  • Potential internship offering or interview session for leadership programs

Champion (region)

  • Title & bragging rights as 1st ever GE ASEAN Digital Startup Champion
  • Guaranteed internship offering or pass through to final round interview for leadership programs

* VC participation subject to their availability.