A team of young student entrepreneurs, Sitlign representing TiE Kerala, has won the TiE Young Entrepreneurs Global Pitch Competition 2022. The team consists of Anaswara Ramesh, Dakshina Charu Chitra, Aaditya Dinesh and Manoj Krishna K from Bhavan’s Adarsha Vidyalaya, Kakkanad, Kochi.
They competed with 20 other teams from around the world and won top laurels. Team Sitlign will receive a cash prize of $4,500 and certificates from TiE Global, excluding access to investors if they want to pursue entrepreneurship after school. They also won Best Execution and Best Customer Validation recognition during the competition.
TiE Kerala has been an active participant in the competition for four years now. This year we reached 2,500 students from more than 12 schools, including government schools, said Anisha Cherian, President of TiE Kerala.
Group Meeran, Mane Kancor and Popular Vehicles and Services were the main sponsors.
At the TiE Young Entrepreneurs (TYE) initiative, students followed a structured competition mentoring program. Of the 12 teams that entered the Chapter Final, the winner Sitlign advanced to the global competition.
TYE is a global initiative designed for high school students (grades 9 to 12), integrating classroom sessions, mentoring and business plan competition with the aim of teaching entrepreneurship and leadership skills; to nurture future entrepreneurs and leaders, said Vinodini Sukumar, chairman, TYE.
In 2020, Team Worldclass, the students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kozhikode were shortlisted as Top 8 for the global competition and in 2021, Team Kaapiphile, students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Ernakulam were shortlisted as Top 8 and won the Popular Choice Award from TiE Global, for their best performance and presentation of their pitch.
June 28, 2022