The BEST StartUp Experience Hackathon is a hands-on experiential learning opportunity for university and some select high school students.
During the weekend startup experience, students were led through
a structured design thinking approach: finding an important problem,
developing viable solutions, validating the optimum approach and
building a compelling business case. During the intensive interactive
experience, they also got the opportunity to problem solve,
and work in dynamic teams, in order to learn about themselves, their
passion and the impact they might have on society.
Two SV Robotics Academy high school teams (AgriLife.AI, 3rd Place & Team Juice, Peoples Choice Award) placed in the finals of the competition with their innovative ideas surrounding using AI in agriculture to reduce environmental impact, and saving households money by creating “mint” for hydro electricity bills.
They faced off against 200 university students in a highly competitive “start up” competition.