Two teams of College of Business students were two of the ten winning teams in the Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP) 2016. They impressed the judges with their award-winning projects, Travel Maker (Forexchange) and B-route (Ticket-chain).
Travel Maker is a platform connecting currency exchange stores to the general public and enabling users to find the best brokers for instant currency exchange. The team came from the Department of Information Systems, comprising graduates major in Information Management, Jared Lam Chi-ki, Issac Liu For-chun, Wilson Lai Ka-wo, and final year students Cyrus Wong Tsz-chung and Jason So Tak-chun. The group was supported by Dr Terence Cheung, Assistant Professor, and Mr Albert Chung, Instructor of the Department.
Cyrus said, “This project idea is to connect users with the 1800 money changers in Hong Kong and to facilitate their financial transactions. The streamlined process, with an aid of the digital platform for currency buying/ selling, as well as the new way for verifying users’ identities with blockchain mechanism, hopes to improve the currency exchange services.”
Another team B-route, a block chain ticketing platform which allows customers to buy or resell e-tickets and create their own events, formed by a CB student from the Department of Economics and Finance, Roy Hung Lok-bun, and two other CityU students.
“This project idea came from my own experience. I am a big fan of singers Endy Chow and Jay Chou. But I find it hard to get their concert tickets because the tickets are always held by resellers. These resellers would only resell them at a premium. So, my team and I decided to create an e-ticket platform which can tackle fake and boomed price tickets issues,” said Roy.
All students attended a pre-camp training and the entrepreneurial boot camp at Stanford University. Each of the ten winning teams was awarded a cash grant of HK$100,000 and shortlisted as candidates for the Cyberport Incubation Programme to turn their business ideas into reality.
For more information about the Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP), please visit website.