The Qatar University team came up with a brilliant innovative idea for wirelessly charging batteries while you walk, which earned them the top prize at Quick Startup 2017. The annual three-day competition was hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar and was aimed at entrepreneurial college students and recent graduates.
The competition included experienced mentors who guided the teams throughout the competitions and offering them feedback and advice. Ilker Baybars, Dean and CEO of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar said: “To thrive, startups need a healthy economic climate, strong mentorship and a network of like-minded professionals. We are pleased to help contribute to this burgeoning community in Qatar.”
Indeed, students do need prior support, guidance and experience before they find themselves out there in the real world of adulthood. Through these programs, students get to gain that kind of experience which will prepare them for the future.
For more information about the competition, read more here.