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Joseph P. Lingao

Magna Cum Laude,

BS in Health Sciences,

Ateneo de Manila University

Southville High School Class 2007

"A drive for excellence is something that can be honed and developed, and it is precisely that which has brought me to where I am today. Southville sparked in me that burning desire to achieve something greater. Fortunately... "read more>>

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Team ZikAway Advances to the Next Round of PolyU Global Challenge

Team ZikAway, composed of Angelee Carandang, Celine Manese, and Vanessa Muñoz of Southville International School and Colleges - College of Business, Entrepreneurship and Tourism (CBET), is moving on to the next round of PolyU Global Student Challenge 2017 on June 24-30, 2017 in Hong Kong. Team ZikAway is the only Philippine team to advance to the semi-finals.

The PolyU Global Student Challenge is an international business plan competition showcasing student business ideas from all over the world. More than 20 countries have applied for this competition and only twenty teams from the secondary and college division were shortlisted to compete at the Polytechnic University at Hong Kong. All shortlisted teams will have three sponsored students that will be provided sponsored flights and accommodations for Hong Kong.

The judging will be based on the contents of the business plan and the semi-final and final round presentation. The creativity, market acceptability, management structure, financial viability, and social impact of the business will be the criteria for the business plan. Meanwhile, the delivery, time-management of the 15-minute uninterrupted presentation, and the Question and Answer session afterwards will be the criteria for the presentation. The judging panel will consist of renowned professionals in the business industry and academe. Among them are venture capitalists who may be possible investors for the business ideas.

Angelee, Celine and Vanessa are very excited to take part of this amazing opportunity and showcase their business acumen. The group is set to leave for Hong Kong very soon and any support is welcome. Team ZikAway