Jul 17, 2013
TiE Vancouver’s Care 4 Mankind and TiE Chennai’s Prathipad Healthcare tied for first place — with each team receiving $5000 in prize money and a first place trophy — during the 2013 TyE Global Business Plan Competition, hosted by the TiE Young Entrepreneurs Washington, D.C. chapter June 15 and 16 at George Mason University here.
TiE Vancouver’s Care 4 Mankind developed Kaya Life, a non-invasive glucose-monitoring system for diabetics that incorporates a sensor, a wristband, a smartphone application, and a website. TiE Chennai, on the other hand, created Prathipad Healthcare, which makes all necessary arrangements for international patients to receive world-class medical treatment in India.
TiE Seattle’s EcoBoard got second place, while TiE Boston’s Aajit Power took home third place as well as the top prize for the separate 1-Minute Elevator Pitch Competition, held at the awards banquet June 16 at The Mason Inn.
The TyE judges also offered special recognition to TiE Ohio’s En Kephalos Science Journal for the “Best Idea to Foster STEM Education,” and TiE Ahmedabad’s AquaVita Ventures for the idea with the “Best Social Impact.”
The TyE 2013 Global Business Plan Competition, sponsored by Sanjay Govil and Infinite Computer Solutions, featured 16 teams comprised of the brightest high school minds around the world. Each team represented their local TiE chapter, and got a chance to pitch their business plan idea to a panel of judges in an attempt to be the TyE Global winner.