Special Business Idea Presentation
At the first round of paper screening, we found two groups in different high schools in Tokyo, Ms Ririko Aoki & Ms Yuko Kobayashi and Mr Hideki Iwai, had submitted almost the same idea. To proceed to the second round of video screening, we asked them to form a team and develop a pitch video together. These two teams had no connection except they are high school students and had a similar business idea. However, within 2 weeks, they formed a team called PE² and successfully completed a joint pitch video together.
Unfortunately, PE² did not pass the second round; however, we believe that their attempt embodies a true “collaboration” which is imperative in achieving the SDGs, youth engagement, social entrepreneurship and creating innovation. For this reason, we decided to set a special slot during the contest and will showcase the presentation of PE² to the audience. Please come and see a true youth collaboration!
Hideki Iwai, Ririko Aoki, Yuko Kobayashi
PE²~Protect Earth Environment~ is working on the project of “high school students x environmental issues” in order to protect the earth and the environment. We propose installing vending machines that allow people to bring their own containers in high schools. Please join forces and participate in this project to protect the earth!