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These Champions Brought Home Gold at The SiTF Awards

The
SiTF Awards held in Singapore has announced their winning champions of the ICT
industry. We are there first hand to see gold winners announced during the
awards gala ceremony held at the Mediacorp theatre in Singapore on October 5
th
2016. More than a hundred start-ups were scrutinized and grilled by experienced
judges from across the industry and only a handful managed to claw their way to
the finals.

Clemen Chiang from Spiking accepting the
gold

One
of our 
predictions, Spiking from Aly Pte Ltd took home the gold for the Best
Innovative Start-up (Early Stage) and DynaOptics Pte Ltd was awarded gold for
the Best Innovative Start-up (Growth Stage).

DynaOptics team with the Trophy

Tan
Boon Kok, Project Manager of DynaOptics exclaimed “Thank you to SiTF and
the judges for this honor!” to Tech Storm when asked about how DynaOptics felt
about their win.

Tender aged champions

What
blew us away were the number of amazing projects created by tender aged
students from primary and secondary schools here in Singapore. I mean, what
were you doing when you were 10 years old? Personally, I was watching Pokemon
and figuring out how to get more pocket money from my father.

Not
the team from Fuhua Primary School who bagged the gold for the best innovative
ICM student Project (Primary school) with their system of “learning music
through play”. The runner up, Rosyth School came up with a program called
“Coding a cyberwellness project” and their team members were actually able to
code at the young ages of 10-12 years old.

The Fuhua team accepting their award on
stage

Other
winners from schools include Raffles Instituition for “Lexi” and “Ri-Hand” for
which they were awarded two gold medals, Nanyang Polytechnic for the “Emotional
Analysis Buddy” and Singapore Polytechnic for the “NYX artificial intelligence
service” for which they both took home golds as well.

All the winners on stage

Words of wisdom from Skin
Inc and Dreamhack

In
addition to the awards ceremony, Sabrina Tan from Skin Inc and David
Garpenståhl, Founder of Dreamhack and serial entrepreneur came on stage several
times to impart their hard-earned experience and knowledge.

Both speakers spoke at
length about the struggles they faced, the immense amount of doubt and
negativity from their colleagues, bosses and even families. They shared advice
on how to overcome obstacles intelligently and to be tenacious in the face of
adversity. The biggest takeaway I had, was Sabrina Tan recounting how she
turned down a large investment offer due to her belief that the investors were
not the right fit. She said that it might be tempting to accept investments but
to take a step back and evaluate of you are entering into a fruitful
partnership.

More on our earlier stories SiTF Awards. 

By Nicholas Ho / 10 Oct, 2016 16:00
GMT+8 Singapore

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