Meet the next generation technology competition

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OverView of the competition

ThinkTECH is an annual business and technology design competition in partnership with Deloitte Consulting that brings together talented commerce, computer science, and applied science students within cross functional teams. Top students from SFU and UBC will compete to build the best solution, with finalists presenting at Deloitte’s downtown office to a panel of senior client staff, Deloitte partners, and university faculty members.

Over a two month period (October – November), competitors will design a working prototype and business strategy to solve a real organizational problem centered around an emerging digital technology that can be prototyped through user centric design. Competitors will have the opportunity to interact directly with senior Deloitte staff and receive personalized weekly team coaching from Deloitte staff throughout the competition.

 

KEY DATES

Kickoff session: October 12

Interim Presentations: November 2

final presentations: november 30

 

Testimonials

I am a final year Computer Engineering student. ThinkTech has allowed me to improve my soft skills and has given me insight on business strategy, something that I wasn’t exposed to as an engineering student. The skills I have gained in ThinkTech has allowed me to excel in my internship in the SF Bay Area this summer as a Software Engineer Intern. I became more comfortable working in cross-functional teams with people from different business units and I was able to expand my network

- Final Year Computer Engineering Student

“Met some great friends and learned a new coding language”

- Fourth Year Engineering Student

It was an eye-opening experience! As a Commerce student with no background in computer science and design, I completed the UI design for a mobile app, and learned a lot about coding!

- Fourth Year Business Technology Management and Marketing student

AWARDS

Bragging rights (plaque)

overall innovation award

Winning team Partner Lunch

Potential for second round interviews with Deloitte Consulting

 

HOW TO APPLY

  • You must be a BizTech member to apply

  • 5 students per team comprised of 2 business and 3 technical students

  • Applications are open between Sept 15 - Sept 29