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Reedley International School Wins Enderun Colleges’ Elevator Pitch Competition

This year’s next Bright Idea Year 4 grand winner is Reedley International School. From left: judges Larry Gamboa and Honorio Poblador IV, students Diether Raphael Dy, Azucena Reigne Vera-Perez, Vivienne Jeri Tieng, Meghan Sevilla, Jerremiah Yu, coach Frandy Bayan, judges Rocio Olbes and Edmond Maceda.
Enderun Colleges awarded Reedley International School as the grand winner of The Next Bright Idea High School Elevator Pitch Challenge held last February 3, 2016 at The Tent at Enderun.

This year’s theme was Sustainability: Ideas That Make a Difference. The participants of the competition were required to pitch business concepts that are sustainable. Out of the 15 teams that qualified for the finals Reedley International School’s project called Thermoelectricdrive, a mechanism that creates electricity out of temperature differences, took home the grand prize of PhP 50,000. First Runner Up went to Victory Christian International School for their concept, Your h(u)man Services / YUS, Second Runner Up went to Jubilee Christian Academy’s Vitrum. The People’s Choice Award was also given out to the team with the highest number of online votes, where the audience participated in choosing their favorite team. This award was given to De La Salle Integrated School for their project Soilymer.

“It’s just amazing; we are really hoping that we can revolutionize the community with our product” Reedley International School team member Jerremiah Yu said.

Eleven schools qualified for the finals namely: De La Salle Integrated School, De La Salle Santiago Zobel, Grace Christian College, Jubilee Christian Academy, Philippine Science High School, Reedley International School, San Beda College Alabang, St. Jude Catholic School, St. Paul Pasig, Victory Christian International School, and Immaculate Conception Academy. Their pitches were judged by Larry Gamboa, author of Think Rich, Pinoy!; Edmond Maceda, a veteran environmental engineer and director of Enderun’s new Sustainability and Environmental Studies Department; Rocio Olbes, social entrepreneur and owner of Henry Bags and Bars to Bears; and Honorio Poblador IV, managing director of Navegar, a private equity fund that invests in Philippine companies.

“We were impressed by the content, the feasibility of their sustainable idea, and we were all surprised that they had even patented it already. It shows their belief in the product, their confidence in it”, judge Edmond Maceda said.

Now on its fourth year, the Next Bright Idea is a competition started by Enderun Colleges to instill the entrepreneurial spirit among the youth. Prior to the finals, 41 teams from various high schools attended an entrepreneurship master class in order to help them conceptualize their business idea and deliver a pitch. The teams then submitted a 1000-word summary of their business concept. From the 41 teams, the top 15 entries were selected to present a three-minute pitch to a panel of judges, who assessed their business ideas based on sustainability, innovation, feasibility, and financial attractiveness.

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The event was held at the Tent at Enderun.

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The four judges – (From left) Larry Gamboa, author of Think Rich, Pinoy!; Honorio Poblador IV, managing director of Navegar, a private equity fund that invests in Philippine companies; Rocio Olbes, social entrepreneur and owner of Henry Bags and Bars to Bears; and Edmond Maceda, a veteran environmental engineer and director of Enderun’s new Sustainability and Environmental Studies Department.

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First Runner Up Team members: Gabrielle Louise de Baron, Louise Anne Sumudivila, Richard Mikhael Victoria, Prince Marek, Charles Adrian Cabuhat; and judges.

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Second Runner Up Team members: Shenelle Lim, Janielle Cheng, Kyra Lim, Robyn Rey, Patricia Yu; and judges.

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People’s choice Team members: Arno Mikhail Azcarraga, Nathaniel Jan Marfa, Angelo Louis Almasan and Oriz Lopez.

St. Jude Catholic School Wins Enderun Colleges’ Elevator Pitch Competition

St. Jude Catholic School Wins Enderun Colleges’ Elevator Pitch Competition

This year’s next Bright Idea Year 3 grand winner is St. Jude Catholic School. From left: Enderun Colleges’ Vice President for Admissions and External Relations Tricia Tensuan, SJCS Facilitator Camilo Gelido, Jr., SJCS students Francis Choa, Jr., Adrian Sy, Nicole Chiang, Diane Ong, Christine Tan, Enderun Colleges’ Director for Admissions and Extension Daniel Perez

Enderun Colleges awarded St. Jude Catholic School as the grand winner of The Next Bright Idea High School Elevator Pitch Challenge held last January 28, 2014 at The Tent at Enderun.

Out of the 15 teams that qualified for the finals, St. Jude’s project called Ambience, a lighting product that harvests RF energy from free energy and converts it to power LED bulbs, took home the grand prize of PhP 50,000. Second place went to Reedley International School for their concept, Sky Sentry, an air purifier that minimizes major air pollutants using robotics and computer programming. Third place went to International Christian Academy’s Jupiter, an inflatable turbine that provides electricity and Internet. Two special awards were also given out: The Technology Award was given to Assumption Antipolo for their project Piezoelectricity, energy plates that harvest mechanical energy from the vibrations produced by walking, travelling vehicles, and other similar sources. The Social Responsibility Award was given to Victory Christian International School for their project, The Companion, a solar-powered waste bin that turns biodegradable waste into soil and forges non-biodegradable waste into pots.

“This competition helped us know how the real business industry works by giving us a firsthand experience on pitching to a group of possible investors. It was nerve-wracking but in the end, the Next Bright Idea also boosted our confidence and improved our public speaking skills,” SJCS team member Nicole Chiang said.

Eleven schools qualified for the finals namely: Grace Christian College, Diliman Preparatory School, Don Bosco Mandaluyong, St. Jude Catholic School, Reedley International School, Jubilee Christian Academy, De La Salle Integrated School, Victory Christian International School, Assumption Antipolo, Montessori de Manila, and International Christian Academy. Their pitches were judged by Larry Gamboa, author of Think Rich, Pinoy!; Patch Dulay, founder of The Spark Project; and Bea Gonzales, Enderun Colleges student and former Next Bright Idea runner up.

“It’s my first time to hear high school students pitch and I am impressed that their ideas are both inspiring and innovative. All finalists were able to think out-of-the-box and have the desire to provide innovative solutions to real-world problems,” judge Patch Dulay, founder of The Spark Project, said.

Now on its third year, the Next Bright Idea is a competition started by Enderun Colleges to instill the entrepreneurial spirit among the youth. Prior to the finals, 44 teams from various high schools attended an entrepreneurship master class in order to help them conceptualize their business idea and deliver a pitch. The teams then submitted a 1000-word summary of their business concept. From the 44 teams, the top 15 entries were selected to present a three-minute pitch to a panel of judges, who assessed their business ideas based on innovation, feasibility, and financial attractiveness.

For more details and other announcements on the competition, visit The Next Bright Idea website, brightidea.enderuncolleges.com or call 856.5000 local 574.

St. Jude Catholic School Wins Enderun Colleges’ Elevator Pitch Competition

The three judges—(from left) Larry Gamboa, author of Think Rich, Pinoy!; Bea Gonzales, an Enderun Business Administration student and first runner-up of the Next Bright Idea Year 2; Patch Dulay, founder of The Spark Project, awards the winners with Enderun Colleges President Dr. Edgardo Rodriguez (right)

St. Jude Catholic School Wins Enderun Colleges’ Elevator Pitch Competition

In photo: The members of St. Jude Catholic School show their prototype to the judges during the Next Bright Idea Year 3 competition.

 

 

 

The Next Bright Idea

BusinessWorld’s Entreprenews – Picking pitches with potential

“If you look at the developed countries, especially the US and those in Europe, one of the major factors of why their economies are thriving is that they have a very large entrepreneurial community,” said Wilson Gan, assistant dean for the College of Business and Entrepreneurship of Enderun Colleges. “And I think it’s never too early to imbibe the entrepreneurial spirit.”

Xavier School students give their pitch for the K9 application at The Next Bright Idea elevator pitch competition. Photo courtesy of Enderun Colleges.

A study by The World Bank has found that a country’s rate of business entry is positively correlated with its per capita income, and while researchers are divided as to whether entrepreneurship begets development or development fuels entrepreneurship, flourishing new enterprises are usually a sign of good economic health.

In an effort to get younger people interested in entrepreneurship, Enderun launched The Next Bright Idea, an elevator pitch competition in cooperation with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Taguig City, late last year. The competition aimed to generate scalable, innovative business ideas and to give high school students enough room to stretch their entrepreneurial limbs.

The Next Bright Idea, which ran from September 2012 to January 2013, was open to teams of three to five members composed of third and fourth year high school students. While Enderun did not limit the number of teams per school, most fielded an average of one to two.

“The contest is all about encouraging these high school students to think about entrepreneurship, even at their age,” said Mr. Gan.

The competition was composed of two elimination rounds and three entrepreneurship classes, to give the students some background on opportunity-seeking in the market, business pitch creation, and business pitch delivery.

Mr. Gan shared that the organizers had decided to offer classes that concentrated more on brainstorming and the pitch itself, as opposed to the financial aspect of business. “We had to position it to high school students as a fun thing they could do,” he said. “Part of our goal is to get them excited about entrepreneurship.”

Mr. Gan also explained that after the classes, the students were given one to two months to define the ideas they had and then submit their entries online. The initial elimination round involved Enderun faculty members sorting through and ranking the 18-20 submitted entries, allowing the top 14 to move on to the final round. The final selection process, on the other hand, called for the teams to deliver their pitches in front of a panel of guest judges.

“[The judges] were very impressed with the ideas that came, especially when you think that these are high school students,” said Mr. Gan.

The winning pitch, a smartphone application called “K9” that enabled people to track their lost items, belonged to a team from Xavier School. The application would act as a “sniffer” and would be able to track “scents,” small devices attached to valuables and any precious belongings.

The students took home a grand prize of P50,000, which the planners intended to serve as a small seed capital for their business, as well as an exclusive team-building package for their school courtesy of Enderun Extension.

According to Mr. Gan, Enderun plans to make the competition an annual event, following the success of this pilot year. He did share, however, certain points of improvement they are currently working on, such as earlier communication to the high schools, more involvement from Enderun students, and some sort of mentorship system.

Mr. Gan also advised aspiring young entrepreneurs to get involved in as many contests and start-ups as possible, in order to practice the necessary skill set and see if entrepreneurship is indeed right for them.

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SOURCE: http://www.entreprenews.com.ph/inside.php?url_link=1359993600&id=133&article_type=section

The Next Bright Idea

GMA News Online – Elevator Pitch Competition grand finals held at Enderun Colleges

Enderun Colleges awarded Xavier School as the grand winner of The Next Bright Idea Elevator Pitch Competition held last January 19, 2013 at The Tent at Enderun. Second and third place went to Miriam College High School and British School Manila respectively.
 
Seven schools got through the finals namely: Xavier School, British School Manila, PAREF Woodrose, San Beda Alabang, Chinese International School Manila, Miriam College High School and Grace Christian High School. Their pitches were judged by Leah del Castillo, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Philippines; Larry Gamboa, author of Think, Rich Pinoy!; Henry Ong, President of Business Sense Financial Advisors and Alexandra Rocha, owner of Pinkerton ice cream and an alumna of Enderun Colleges.

The Next Bright Idea Elevator Pitch Challenge judges. (L-R) Enderun Colleges alumna and owner of Pinkerton ice cream Alexandra Rocha, Editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Philippines Leah del Castillo, President of Business Sense Financial Advisors Henry Ong, and author of Think Rich, Pinoy! Larry Gamboa.

Out of 15 pitches, Xavier School’s project called “K9,” an application that allows users to track their missing valuables, took home the grand prize of Php 50,000 and an exclusive teambuilding activity for their school courtesy of Enderun Extension, the continuing education arm of Enderun Colleges. Miriam College High School won second place for their “X-Pen” project, a multi-functional pen that has a built-in post-it dispenser and USB compartment. Third place went to British School Manila for their concept of “Spark Step,” shoes with built-in kinetic renewable energy that can be used to charge mobile devices.

Xavier School students brainstorming and getting ready for their pitch. Their business idea, “K9,” is an application that allows the user to track their items by “sniffing” a “scent” attached to it.

“I felt that I was not talking to high school students. They are business-minded people who know what they are talking about and getting inspired using day-to-day materials and situations,” author and judge Larry Gamboa said.
 
The Next Bright Idea is the first elevator pitch competition spearheaded by Enderun Colleges in partnership with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Taguig City. Prior to the finals, teams of 3-5 junior and senior high school students from different schools attended entrepreneurship master classes and submitted a 1,000- word summary of their business ideas. The top 15 entries were selected to present a three-minute pitch to a panel of judges who assessed their business ideas based on innovation, feasibility and financial attractiveness.
 
For more details and other announcements on the competition, visit the Enderun Colleges website or call (02) 8565000.

 

SOURCE: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/292351/cbb/elevator-pitch-competition-grand-finals-held-at-enderun-colleges

Xavier School

Xavier School

Enderun Colleges congratulates Xavier School for winning the grand prize for Next Bright Idea Elevator Pitch Competition last January 19 at The Tent of Enderun Colleges. Second and third place went to Miriam College High School and British School Manila respectively.

Seven schools got through the finals namely: Xavier School, British School Manila, PAREF Woodrose, San Beda Alabang, Chinese International School Manila, Miriam College High School and Grace Christian High School. Their pitch was judged by Leah del Castillo, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Philippines; Larry Gamboa, author of Think, Rich Pinoy!; Henry Ong, President of Business Sense Financial Advisors and Alexandra Rocha, owner of Pinkerton ice cream and an alumnus of Enderun Colleges.

Out of 15 pitches, Xavier School's "K9," an application that allows users to track their items using the "scent" attached on it took home the grand prize of Php 50,000 and an exclusive teambuilding activity for its faculty and employees courtesy of Enderun Extension, the continuing education institution of Enderun Colleges, for their project. Miriam College High School won second place for their "X-Pen," a multi-functional pen that has a built-in post-it dispenser and USB compartment. Third place went to British School Manila for their "Spark Step," shoes with built-in kinetic renewable energy that can be used to charge mobile devices.

"I felt that I was not talking to high school students. They are business- minded people who know what they are talking about and getting inspired using day-to-day materials and situations," author and judge Larry Gamboa said.

The Next Bright Idea is the first elevator pitch competition spearheaded by Enderun Colleges in partnership with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry- Taguig City.

Enderun Colleges is a four-year undergraduate college that offers bachelor's degree and non-degree courses in the fields of international hospitality management, business administration, entrepreneurship and information systems. Enderun is affiliated with the Les Roches International School of Hotel Management in Switzerland, Thunderbird Online and the Ducasse Education, established by celebrated modern chef Alain Ducasse.