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:
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.
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).
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.
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.