(left to right): The Quake Aware team: Terrence Tam, Dylan Marks, Ryan Cole, Kelvin Chiu, Donal de Paor and Eliza Yiu

MOT MBAs focus on community, entrepreneurship

April 19, 2010

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Emergency-response iPhone apps, sustainable transportation programs, portable power devices—Management of Technology (MOT) MBA students’ business ideas ran the gamut this semester. They pulled out all the stops to move their business ideas from inception to market introduction during a presentation for their MOT 774 business course.

Among their ventures:
  • Quake Aware: An earthquake-preparedness website and newly released iPhone application developed by Richmond students to help people prepare for and respond to an earthquake in the their city and elsewhere.
  • SEED: A low-cost portable power product that bundles rechargeable batteries with a charging device.
  • fitnessfreak: A website that keeps busy professionals up-to-date on the trendiest sports information and fitness venues in town.
  • FreeVoice: A Surrey-based concept that gives people who cannot afford a telephone a phone number for the purpose of job searches.
  • ONTeam: An easy-to-use electronic application that helps parents and coaches prepare team rosters and player lists for youth sports.
  • SmallwURLd: Inspired by social media and online gaming, this site strives to give communities a snapshot of “what’s cool” online.
  • UBike (UniverCity Bike Share program): An SFU bike-sharing program that would serve the 2,500 UniverCity residents living adjacent to the Burnaby campus.
  • IT Planning: An information technology consulting service with a specialized assessment software tool for identifying and quantifying the technology and telephony needs of not-for-profit organizations on the North Shore.
  • MOT Networking by Design: A team focused on delivering networking opportunities MOT MBA students through events featuring panelists and speakers from leading local hi-tech companies and start-ups.


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