9 Jan 2019

Students win best pitch, with an idea that could change young people’s lives

A judging panel of company owners and managing directors named the pitch by Island School’s team SPEAR the best at an ‘Infiniti’ event on, 13 December 2018.

The Infiniti event was a partnership between King George V School, Island School’s Alliance and car company Infiniti Motors. Student teams pitched their innovative start-up ideas at the Infiniti Hub in Central. This year’s theme was “Hong Kong as a connected city driving a positive future”.

SPEAR, Island School’s only participating team, pitched their idea to tackle childhood obesity by “creating a platform that partners with existing fitness tracking devices and converts exercise into a currency that can be used with game company partners”. They spoke in front of an audience of approximately 100 people, which included a judging panel comprising of the founder of 9Gag, the Managing Director of Infiniti Labs and the chair of KGV student council. The panel declared SPEAR the winners of the competition. Their pitches were judged against seven other teams from KGV.

Priscilla Lee (12F) one of the SPEAR students said, “I really enjoyed the Nissan Infiniti programme — it was short, fun and an amazing experience, as I’ve learnt so much in such a short period of time. Although the pitch was quite nerve-wracking, the end result was worth it, as we’ve accomplished so much in such a short time.

James Tuffs, the Island School staff member in charge of the event said, Congratulations! It was a great film and a great presentation. I couldn’t be prouder.

The Winning Team
Priscilla Lee, Sharon Wong, Anya Saunders, Erica Xiong, Ryan Yap

By Julia Mulrooney, Communication and Information Officer, Photo by KVG