February 15, 2018

The YiA 2017 Internships Rocked!

The YiA 2017 Internships Rocked!

Ending the YiA 2017 year on a strong note, our four interns rocked the socks off an audience of over 60 sponsors, partners, business members, teachers and parents on Wednesday night!

Each student shared a presentation on their experience as a YiA intern working with some of the most innovative businesses in the Bay, proving how invaluable winning a YiA internship truly is.

Let's take a look at our four stellar students:

iBrite - Madison Sykes

The Innovation: an LED lightbox to help dyslexic student read and write.

The Internship: Maddi and teammate Abbey started off their internship with a week at Bluelab Corporation where they interviewed potential customers, figured out their unique value proposition, developed the product and created prototypes.

Maddi then spent a week with the branding gurus at Woods Agency, creating a brand story and strategy. Their innovation leapt and bound forward and they are excited for the future of iBrite.

Pressurised Steering Wheel – Emily Mahon

The Innovation: a steering wheel cover to prevent distracted driving.

The Internship: Emily spent 4 days at Locus Research where she undertook customer research, developed the design and experienced CAD drawing. She then saw things from a new perspective with her day at Beca Engineering. Finally, she got to see her own designed 3D printed in titanium at TIDA (Titanium Industry Development Association).

Keep Left - Cael Graham

The Innovation: an app that alerts drivers unfamiliar with our roads when they are venturing over the centre line.

The Internship: Cael learnt about the lean canvas model, developed his product's personality and started working on creating the app during his two-day internship at Cucumber Digital.

Drink Driving Game - Orion Thomas

The Innovation: a computer game that teaches new drivers the danger of drink driving.

The Internship: Orion also spent 2 days at Cucumber Digital, discovering what is involved in turning a digital idea into reality.

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