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May 27, 2010

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SFU’s tech-savvy students were at their entrepreneurial best at the inaugural Concept Connection competition, sponsored by SFU Business and Venture Connection. The winning concept was a mobile application called Quikpiq, which allows users to ask their current social networks for feedback on potential purchases and other decisions. The student designers were Anoop Aulakh (communication), Ashish Gurung (business) and Don Masakayn (SIAT).The "audience favourite" was Live Interactive Shopping System, or LISS, an iPhone app for scanning groceries. The student creators included Moein Sabouhiyan, Peter Zhao, Lisa Guo, Andrew Chen, Xenia Hsu.The student teams presented their concepts before a panel of industry judges. The winner and runner-up teams share $1,000 in prizes.The contest is designed to encourage students from any field to create and pitch their entrepreneurial ideas.For more information on Venture Connection’s programs to support SFU entrepreneurs visit www.sfu.ca/vc.

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