FEBRUARY 2021 — Tackling real-world problems calls for fresh ideas — find out how RP students presented their novel solutions at the iDare Entrepreneurial Challenge 2021.

Big Ideas, Bigger Difference

What does it take to start a game-changing business?

That was the question our students tackled with gusto this February. These budding entrepreneurs leveraged RP’s favourite stomping grounds — turned innovation hub — to pitch their creative strategies and implement clever solutions for trending issues.

Breaking Norms

Promising New Pioneers

All ideas were showcased as part of RP’s i-Developing Aspiring and Ready Entrepreneurs (iDARE) Entrepreneurial Challenge 2021. Held annually, iDARE is a pitching competition that enables both current and former RP students to take the stage, and present new business solutions. 

These entries stood out as the most promising ventures this year.

Altimate Nutrition

Altimate Nutrition

Tan Kai-En Gavriel and Lee Qi Xun John tackle big challenges with the smallest critters. Maximising the benefits of cricket farming, they came up with a sustainable protein alternative that solves global concerns like water scarcity, climate change, and unequal economic opportunities.

Curious about alternative proteins and how crickets could make a lasting impact and encourage sustainable food production? Check out our recently crowned Champions in this special feature!

1st Runner-up


Ang Quan Xing, Li Xuan, and Wu Haoyue envision a future where plant-parenting and urban farming are accessible to everyone. They proposed a platform that facilitates farming set-ups, including an information portal, AI cloud services, and a community for local growers. 

One Door
2nd Runner-up

One Door

Agape Sim Cong Yi, Kyaw Phyo Tint, Xiao Yanling and Sie Zheng Xi, Dixon noticed a spike in hygiene practices during COVID-19, with people avoiding the use of doorknobs. Their solution, FOOTLE, is a door-opening mechanism that allows you to only use your legs.

Smart Trolley
Most Popular Vote

Smart Trolley

Huang Xiaoran and Lim Jun Fu are leveraging smart technology to speed up the checkout process. Their self-checkout trolley solution targets bottlenecks at grocery stores to improve the overall shopping experience. 

Panel of Judges

iDARE’s Panel of Judges

  • Mr Lawrence Luan
  • Mr Lim Soon Joo
    BWG Singapore
  • Mr Paul Singh Gill
    Iota Omega Ventures
  • Mr Dennis Quek
    Director, Centre of Innovation for Supply Chain Management and Logistics Project Office, RP
  • Mr Neo Gim Kian
    Director, Office of Entrepreneurship Development, RP

Big Ideas Bigger Difference

Breaking Norms

RP’s Office of Entrepreneurship Development (OED) organised the iDARE Entrepreneurial Challenge to identify the brightest ideas from the RP community and celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship. Aimed at encouraging solutions that create a real impact, this challenge is part of RP’s mission to spark innovation and enable students to turn their dreams into practical business ventures. 

Winners of iDARE receive support for their start-ups in the form of facilities, further education, and opportunities for growth.

Ready to innovate? Want to support our rising stars?

Contact OED and let’s get innovating!
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