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Past Participants - CGM Buddy
JOSH & SHAKAYA
Upstart Challenge 2018
I got involved in Upstart Challenge
“through my teacher who encouraged me to enter my idea.”
Past experience in creating a business
“The business I created with Upstart was my first business and I’m continuing to work on it and further develop it. I’d like it to be my career.”
The 3 skills I took away from the Challenge
If there is an idea that you think may work, it’s possible for it to happen as long as you put in the required effortsShow More I learnt a very large amount of techniques for evaluating ideas. Some of these include the “Testing chamber”, finding everything that’s wrong with your idea from peers, building something that you yourself would use (Pivot Summit – Steven Wozniak). Finally, my public speaking skills have improved by pitching my idea in front of audience. I really enjoyed being on stage at the pitching night.
The Problem I identified was
through my first-hand experience of having Type 1 diabetes Show MoreI know how difficult it can be to have a normal life, I identified the need for people to be able to feel and live normally.
Future opportunities to develop my business
have been numerous! Show MoreShakaya and I have gone on to pitch at the Wade Institute and Pivot Summit. We’re also working with tech people to help develop the app.
Highlights of our time at Upstart
was pitching to lots of different audiences about our idea Show Moreplus being able to further develop our idea into an actual business!