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Slingshot Dumaguete

by Michelle Lagat

Posted on 2019-12-03 10:21:22

The Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Science and Technology had invited the University to participate in its first ever Slingshot Dumaguete with the theme "FIRe & ICE: Fourth Industrial Revolution and Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship." Together with various start up companies and academes, the university was asked to send a few delegates to exhibit a few of their prototypes and listen to the talks about technology and how it is slowly evolving in our world today.

The event was attended by the University^^s College of Business and Information Technology, together with Mrs. Grace Alejado, and the Basic Education Junior High School Department^^s TechSaints from the Robotek Competition in Cebu, with their teacher and mentor Ms. Alreen Panaga. Both departments brought their own prototypes for exhibition and caught the attention of some curious entrepreneurs present in the venue.

"It was a very enlightening experience. There^^s is still so much for us to learn in this field and we^^re glad to have experienced this form of networking. We were able to get a few tips and advices from a few entrepreneurs and speakers present so it was a very fruitful experience for us." — Michelle Lagat on her insights from the event.

"The Slingshot Dumaguete was a great experience for us to share our built robots to known people in the field of business and robotics in Visayas and Mindanao. Being with those known people opened more opportunities for us to improve our skills on innovating robots/prototypes that can capture people^^s attention in the business industry. We learned a lot of new ideas in technological innovation and to sum it all up, a speaker said said that we just gotta put love on everything that we do to make it work." — Vincent Pialago on his learnings and and experience from the event.

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