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HELIX participants shine in pitch competition

Kim Ng and Paulo Meneghel place first in CICan’s Student Showcase and Pitch Competition

 Two HELIX participants placed first in the College and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) first-ever Student Showcase and Pitch Competition.

Kim Ng and Paulo Meneghel tied for fist place, presenting their business ideas to a panel of judges and nearly 200 innovation and entrepreneurship leaders from across the country. Kim, a recent Business Administration graduate, won for her mobile application BEAUT, which connects customers to professional hairdressers, makeup artists and nail technicians their area.

Paulo, a Civil Engineering Technology international student and part-time faculty member, impressed the judges with EMERGE Network Solutions, which aims to make hospitals, urgent care centres and clinics more efficient by providing them with the health information of incoming patients before their arrival.

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Paulo pitches EMERGE

Kim and Paulo competed against more than 20 students from colleges and institutes across the country who showcased their applied research and entrepreneurship projects. The contest was held during CICan’s Applied Research, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum, hosted at Newnham Campus on Monday, Nov. 7 and Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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Kim talks BEAUT