From left to right: Mr Andrew Ong (Regional Managing Director at Flywire); Sachin Sanjeev, Akshay Gupta, Vinayak RD (winners from SP Jain); Dr. Grandhi (Dean at SP Jain); Mr Bruce Gosper (Australian High Commissioner); and Dr. John Fong (CEO & Head of Campus at SP Jain)
Singapore, 23 Aug 2018 – Three students pursuing the GMBA (IT Specialisation) program at the S P Jain School of Global Management (SP Jain) have won the Flywire Challenge conducted on August 17, 2018.
Organized by Flywire and SP Jain, the Flywire Challenge seeks to demonstrate how the collaboration between FinTech and educational institutions can power a new generation of entrepreneurs.
Held at SP Jain’s Singapore campus, the awards ceremony was graced by the Australian High Commissioner, His Excellency, Mr Bruce Gosper and Second Secretary, Ms Lauren Hernandez; along with some of the school’s closest partners from SAP and NTUC.
The challenge attracted over 20 entries from National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and S P Jain School of Global Management. It was a proud moment for SP Jain as its GMBA May ‘18 students – Akshay Gupta, Vinayak RD, and Sachin Sanjeev – went onstage to receive the award.
Along with two other winners – Amanda Yang from NTU, and Nicole Ng from NUS – each winning entry received a cash prize of S$10,000, free working space, as well as mentorship for their start up idea.
Commenting on the win, Dr John Fong, CEO & Head of Campus at SP Jain, said: “The Flywire Challenge was an open competition in which we saw participation from many schools. We are delighted that our students have emerged winners – this is testament to the way we immerse our students in real world business cases and ensure critical thinking is embedded in their learning journey.”
Sharing on their idea, the winners from SP Jain remarked: “Our project is about automating the process of medical claims. By automating these usually-manual processes, we think it would help both patients and healthcare professionals tremendously. We had great support from our CEO, Dean, and everyone on the campus; so we can’t wait to start on the project with this cash prize.”
“We would also like to give special thanks to our professors; Dr Kumar, Prof SomaSekhar and Ms Pushpa; as well as our good friend Abhilash,” they concluded.