APU’s Students Beat 90 Teams to Win AngelHack’s 9th Global Hackathon
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Team Kraud from Asia Pacific University, comprising Daryl Ong Wi Hsien, Lim Chu Seng, Chin Jess Nny and Armand Madewnus stood above 370 participants from 90 teams, to attain the championship of the O2O (online to offline) commerce category at the AngelHack 9th Global Hackathon, which took place at Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur. Asia Pacific University (APU) students successfully beat 90 teams to win the AngelHack’s 9th Globale Hackathon.
The team’s success was a result of their determination and persistence, under the guidance of their
dedicated mentors, Vinothini Kasinathan, Mary Ting and Mohamad Firdaus Che Abdul Rani. Throughout the competition, participants were given only 24 hours to conceptualize an innovative project and present it to the panel of judges, who were made up of potential investors from the industry.
Team Kraud’s event planning application that integrated discussion and suggestion board, gained compliments from the organizer and was described as a “unique concept”. They were eventually announced as the champion of the category, and were rewarded with an exclusive invite to participate in a 3-month mentorship programme called HACKcelerator, and to be shortlisted to attend the Global Demo Day in Silicon Valley, California, USA, in which they will have a chance to present their project to a group of investors.
About Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)
The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) is amongst Malaysia’s Premier Private Universities. Asia Pacific University offers a wide range of degree programmes in collaboration with Staffordshire University, UK with Technology as a common core, including Information Technology, Engineering, Business & Management, Accounting, Quantitative Studies and Media. These top notch degree programmes nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally.
Professionalism, problem-solving skills, and creativity & innovation are some of the key attributes of APU graduates. The multi-cultural student community comprises both Malaysian students as well as International students. Asia Pacific University has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning University through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels. It was announced as among the Highest Rated Universities in Malaysia, being rated at TIER 5 (EXCELLENT) under the SETARA 2013 Ratings by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) on 1st November 2012.