Our team did a fabulous job for their presentation. They had a great strategy that seemed to work well. During this competition the judges can start asking questions after 3 minutes into the presentation. Although nerve racking they answered them well and were able to switch back and forth between the presentation and the questions effortlessly.
Although the team didn’t get much sleep during their 57 hours of study, they were very sharp on their delivery. After prelims they had us wait quite a while before they announced the winners. Well, we did not make finals, the team took the news well, but they were still disappointed. We did have the opportunity to be debriefed, and the comments were extremely favorable. The judges said that the one thing that held them back was that they had not flushed out their target market.
We did listen to the finals and that was quite an experience. There were many questions posed, and it was a very tough judging session. The team that won was the University of Hong Kong.