eChallenge prize winners LEAPIN recently represented the University of Adelaide in the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Foundation Graduate Student Business Plan Competition in London, defeating an impressive field of universities, including Harvard, Yale and Stanford, just to qualify.
LEAPIN’s remote access control and security systems “enables hotel guests to leap past the check-in desk and go straight from the web to their room”. They also provide potential uses for industrial and commercial premises and home security.
Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Stephen Dunn is starting a Masters in Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the University of Adelaide’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC), which runs the eChallenge competition. Other team members are Richard Busulwa, who’s just graduated with the same degree, Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) Honours student Ben Luks (not pictured), MBA graduate Tania Jezukaitis, and Flinders University digital media student Sam Faulkner.
One of only six global finalists, LEAPIN performed exceptionally well, impressing those in attendance. ECIC Undergraduate Director Gary Hancock said that LEAPIN’s success shows what students can achieve and highlights the value of eChallenge. “A common myth is entrepreneurs are just born. We passionately believe that education plays an important role in developing successful entrepreneurs and innovators.”
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