DEB Student and Team emerged as Youth Co:Lab Champion for project “Stick ‘Em”

“Stick ‘Em,” an EdTech start-up (using 3D printed connectors and chopsticks to build structures and functional robots) that aims to make STEM education accessible and affordable to children of all ages; and cultivate their creativity by connecting the wooden chopsticks as their design blocks, developed by DEB Year 2 student Chong Ing Kai and his team members from School of Computing (SP), School of Design (SP) and Eunoia Junior College, has received the highest tier of $65,000 in grants from NYC, and emerged as one of the 2 Youth Co:Lab Champions by UNDP and Citi Foundation which comes with an additional €15,000 ($23,000 SGD). In addition, the team will also be receiving mentorship from senior partners at CVC Capital and will be supported by UNDP and Citi networks for the upcoming year.

Their project ‘Stick ‘Em” had earlier won the River Hongbao Hackathon Entrepreneurship Competition held on 7 January 2021, as well as the Most Innovative Award. With a total of $88,000 SGD in funding, the team hopes to bring positive impact to the STEM education in Southeast Asia, running more workshops for underprivileged children and enabling access to less developed regions.

 Witness how the team emerged as winners against 85 other teams during their final pitch in end-Jan 2022 via the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQYlH4k6Prg