From India to US: A Campus Communique

Students of Choice School to compete at ‘The Young Entrepreneurs’ in California

Published: 21st June 2017 07:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2017 07:56 AM   |  A+A-

Students of Choice School, Tripunithura, who have been selected to compete at TYE

By Express News Service

KOCHI:A mobile phone application developed by Class 1X students of Choice School, Tripunithura has won them a ticket to TiE- The Young Entrepreneurs, a global level competition aimed at fostering entrepreneurship among High School students, to be held in California, USA. The team will leave on Wednesday. The application  ‘Campus Communique’ helps connect students as well as parents. “There are apps developed by   schools for the students.

 The specialty  of Campus Communique is that it helps to  connect all stakeholders at school such as students, teachers, parents and the management. Using the app, each and every activity of the student is recorded and tracked by parents. The student/ parent can communicate with the teachers, place an order at the cafeteria before leaving for school among others. Option to pay fee is another feature, said Nalini Subramaniam, vice-president (academic), Choice School.

“Now Choice school students will represent Kerala at the finals of the global competition. They were selected  after emerging winners in the Kerala-level final  in which six other teams- four from Bhavans and two from Global Public School-contested. There are three other teams from India to compete in the global fnals,” Nalini said.

“There are more than 14 lakh schools in the country and  around 6.9 million  students. Since our app is not for any particular school or state, it can  be used by any school or student,” said Aravind Thadi, leader of the students’ team. Sunny, George Rohan, Zayaan Sait,Joel Korah and Kevin Johnson are other members of the winning team.  

TYE (TiE Young entrepreneurs) is a TiE Global initiative dedicated to chapters integrating classroom sessions; mentoring and a Startup competition aimed at High School students (grades 9-12 or equivalent).
Teams compete at the chapter level and winners of those competitions have the opportunity to compete at TYE Global Finals for cash prizes and recognition. ‘’Teams are trained to build businesses using lean startup, customer development, design thinking, and other methodologies over the months leading to this competition. They are instructed to build a product and a mould business model. The year-long prgramme was launched  in August 2016 at  Choice School. 20 students from Class 1X and XI joined the programme and began training under the facilitator Joji, appointed by TYE, Kerala chapter,” said Nalini. The students from the school will compete  with 19 other teams from America, India and Australia.

“The Choice Team which calls itself Team Campcom will be facing stiff competition from about 20 teams from all over the world- three others from India, 15 teams from America and one from Melbourne, Australia.

What is TYE?

TYE (TiE Young entrepreneurs) is a TiE Global initiative dedicated to chapters integrating classroom sessions; mentoring and a Startup competition aimed at High School students (grades 9-12 or equivalent).


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