Hong Kong bound!

Three WGS Lower Sixth Economics students are heading for Hong Kong for a week on 21st June after winning through to the semi-finals of the Poly U Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Student Challenge, a prestigious international business competition. 

Hong Kong Competition finalists

WGS is one of only four UK schools to reach the next stage. Sonia Patel, Bethany Jack-Williamson and Midi Wang will have all their travel expenses paid for the dream trip in June. The trio, who submitted a 20-page business plan, will present the case for their business – a company named PowKine – and their product – a mobile phone charger powered whilst you walk.

The girls have produced a business plan, a presentation and a one minute video called an 'elevator pitch'. The team would like to thank everyone who took the time to watch and vote for their elevator pitch video, which has resulted in them being one the top 5 teams so far!

The week in Hong Kong also includes visits to major businesses and a workshop run by the management of Ocean Park. There is also an afternoon at the Ocean Park plus a visit to the HK Cyberport/ HK Science Park. A Tai Chi session and a Chinese Dim Sum lunch add to the excellent experience that the students are looking forward to. This is an international event and the Withington students will be meeting and working with students from 15 different countries.

They go with the best wishes and confidence of the School that they will do us proud!

Posted 29th May 2013
Updated 6th June 2013