Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


More than just a napkin

31 March 2014

More than just a napkin

Often we find ourselves struck down by a brainwave at the most unexpected moments, whether it be in a café, restaurant, bar or even on a plane; we have no way of remembering the idea and so jot it down on the closest napkin.

The Napkin Challenge, entré’s first competition for 2014, is much the same and encourages students of Canterbury University and CPIT to record their sudden ideas on napkins placed around campus.

Like other events and competitions held by entré, the Napkin Challenge aims to foster the entrepreneurial spirit on campus and to encourage innovation amongst students.

The winners of the Napkin Challenge were announced by judges Rachel Wright, Dr Juan Pellegrino and Sarah Platt on Wednesday 28th of March.

The overall winner was the I- Sung Charger by Jordan Simmonds, which introduced the first ever “battery – transfer device” - a portable device that allows the transfer of battery percentage between one cellphone to another and finds the equilibrium, stopping the charging process when both phones have a minimum of 50 % battery.

The most feasible idea went to The Edible Popsicle Stick by Tim Williams and is literally a Popsicle stick, which can be eaten, cutting down on waste and increasing the consumers ‘maximum utility’.

The most innovative idea was awarded to Turtransport by Timofy Ilin, which suggested a transportation system for turtles that would ensure your pet turtle could keep up with you if you took it for a walk.

The most beneficial idea to students was C- Block Playground by Elizabeth Wright, which would allow University of Canterbury students to enjoy the leisure of a playground in the centre of campus.

The award for the funniest idea went to Cookie Lift Incentive by Lauren Lines who presented a way to decrease lift congestion by giving cookies to people who chose to walk instead of taking the lift.

Entré’s Competition Manager, Oscar Barkle adds;

“The Napkin Challenge lets students express their creative, business or entrepreneurial flair. Many successful ventures have been conceptualised on a napkin, be it Harry Potter, Southwest Airlines, or even Shark Week. We had so many strong entries this year and it’s a real shame there could only be five winners. I really encourage all entrants to develop their idea and enter it in either the $75K Challenge or the Apps Challenge – they would all have a strong chance.”

Entré celebrates the success of all five winners of this year’s Napkin Challenge and has awarded the overall winner with an iPad Air and a Cake by Anna cake, while the other four winners were given $100 cash.

Entré encourages everyone to keep their attention on the young entrepreneurs of the Napkin Challenge, as ‘you never know’; their idea might just become a reality, moving from the napkin to the real world.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: From Here And There

Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story
by Helene Wong.
This is the fascinating story of Helene Wong, born in 1949 in Taihape to Chinese parents: her mother, born soon after her parents migrated here, and her father, born in China but sent to relatives in Taihape at seven to get an education in English. More>>

Chiku: Hamilton Zoo's Baby Chimpanzee Named

Hamilton Zoo has named its three-month-old baby chimpanzee after a month-long public naming competition through the popular zoo’s website. The name chosen is Chiku, a Swahili name for girls meaning "talker" or "one who chatters". More>>

Game Over: Trans-Tasman Netball League To Discontinue

Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand have confirmed that the existing ANZ Championship format will discontinue after the current 2016 season, with both organisations to form national netball leagues in their respective countries. More>>

NZSO Review: Stephen Hough Is Perfection-Plus

He took risks, and leant into the music when required. But you also felt that every moment of his playing made sense in the wider picture of the piece. Playing alongside him, the NZSO were wonderful as ever, and their guest conductor, Gustavo Gimeno, coaxed from them a slightly darker, edgier sound than I’m used to hearing. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: King Lear At Circa

In order to celebrate it's 40th birthday, it is perhaps fitting that Circa Theatre should pick a production of 'King Lear,' since it's also somewhat fortuitously Shakespeare's 400th anniversary. If some of the more cerebral poetry is lost in Michael Hurst's streamlined, full throttle production, it's more than made up for by plenty of lascivious violence designed to entertain the groundlings. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Tauranga Books Festival

Escape to Tauranga for Queen’s Birthday weekend and an ideas and books-focused festival that includes performance, discussion, story-telling, workshops and an Italian-theme morning tea. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news