Students present demos for Tech Startup Launchpad course
Senior students at CMU-Q pitched their demos to a panel of experts at the Tech Startup Launchpad final presentations. This is the capstone course for information systems students, as well as those who are completing the Tech Entrepreneurship minor.
The course, taught by Nui Vatanasakdakul, associate teaching professor of information systems at CMU-Q, challenges students in their final year to apply their knowledge and create a digital solution to a real-world problem.
“I believe this is the only ‘demo day’ at the university level in Qatar,” said Vatanasakdakul. “In the real world, a demo day is when startups pitch to investors, and we mimic this experience for students with investors and incubators in Qatar.”
Judges included Hamad Al-Hajri, CEO of Snoonu, Hind Nader Al Saad, program specialist at Qatar Business Incubation Center (QBIC), Omar Ashour, CEO of E-Butler, Allan Villegas-Mateos, senior research fellow at HEC Paris in Qatar, and Mohammad Zebian, Program Manager – Accelerators, at Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP).
CMU-Q alumni Abdelrahman Haroun, managing director of Digiturnal and Rahaf Abutarbush, lab technologist, PwC Emerging Tech also served as judges.