On September 29th to the 1st of October, 2017’s Startup Weekend was held in Phnom Penh. A few of my classmates and I attend the competition as the youngest competitors but felt confidence with our performance.
2017 is my second year of attending Startup Weekend. In 2016, I was in a winning group but the idea wasn’t mine. The idea was to create a platform that allow high school students to take test/surveys and find their interests and match them with universities, schools, internships and volunteers that will improve their life experience. But this year, I proposed an idea and formed a team of five people. Two of the Liger students ended up being the co-founders of my company, TripRean.
TripRean’s mission is to provide a platform and/or service that allows students to book trips and get real life experiences. We want highschool and college students to learn from the environment around them while also improve their collaboration skills with other students. We then pitched the idea to five entrepreneurs. At the end of the day we ended up third place overall, we were the youngest team to attend the 2017 Phnom Penh Startup Weekend.
After the competition, my co-founders and I decided to carry on with the business since we see some potential. But as we write the business plan for our business we figured that there are a lot of missing pieces of information that requires a lot of our time, so we’ve decided to pause the business plan and possible discuss about it in the future.
Here is the pitch (in presentation form): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1yWll-GctU07k0WmBkFH_lWBzw5k6ZRVvHUI_m6O91Xc/edit?usp=sharing
This is our website: http://www.triprean.co/