Promising Future for Asian Entrepreneurship as the Winners of the 14th Annual FedEx / JA International Trade Challenge Competition Announced
52 of the Region’s Brightest Students compete at the FedEx Express/JA International Trade Challenge Asia Pacific Competition
March 04, 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China, Mar 4, 2021 — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, together with Junior Achievement (JA) Asia Pacific, announced the student winners of the 2020-2021 edition of its annual FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge (ITC) Asia Pacific Competition. The students presented their ideas during three days of intense competition in front of a panel of the region’s business leaders. This year, student teams of two were tasked with creating a market entry strategy for a mental wellbeing product in South Africa. The winning team was The Breakfast Club comprising Chloe Jazzy Lau from Hong Kong SAR and Aljo Benedicto from the Philippines for their idea to create a biometrics sensor powered by a smart app to detect anxiety attacks.
The winners won out of a group of 52 high school student finalists representing nine Asia Pacific markets (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam) competing in the event. The FedEx / JA ITC competition was held entirely virtually for the first time in its 14-year history due to the ongoing pandemic. The finalists had already won through local market competitions fending off more than 2,900 other aspiring student innovators......
Student Entrepreneurs from Across Asia Pacific Set to Compete at 14th Annual FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge Asia Pacific Finals
February 25, 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China, Feb 25, 2021 — FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, announced that the Asia Pacific Finals of its annual youth entrepreneurship competition, the FedEx Express / JA International Trade Challenge (ITC), will take place virtually from March 1 to 3. The competition, which fosters entrepreneurship and international business acumen in secondary school students, will continue uninterrupted in a virtual format to ensure students continue benefiting from this valuable learning opportunity while staying safe during the pandemic.
This year, 52 high school students, aged 14 to 20, representing nine Asia Pacific markets will compete in the Asia Pacific Finals. Over a period of seven months, the competition drew more than 2,900 aspiring student innovators from across the region to create market entry strategies for a variety of products and services for their respective local challenges. The finalists comprise the local market winners from China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
The virtual format of the competition has attracted a broad panel of influential judges from around Asia Pacific, ranging from venture capitalists to founders of successful startups, all of whom will also provide guidance and advice to the young entrepreneurs during the competition. These include:...