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Mr. Jin Xing, PhD candidate of the Department of Computer Science, together with another 5 team mates from The University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong, has been awarded the 2nd Runner-up of YDC (Young Entrepreneurs Development Council) E-Challenge 2004 and received a cash prize of HK$15,000. The result was announced on June 19, 2004 at a press conference.
YDC E-Challenge competition is a business plan competition which is opened to students in all local tertiary institutions. This is the 5th year for YDC to organize this event, and it has attracted more than 400 students from all over Hong Kong to form teams and join the competition. The best 10 teams had entered the final round and compete for championship.
The award-winning project, supervised by Prof. Gary Chan, is "VIPZONE", which is a complete solution for merchants to provide VIP service to targeted customer through mobile terminal and wireless network. VIPZONE is not only a convenient and personalized mobile VIP card system; moreover, it establishes an effective and interactive channel for keeping customer loyalty, branding and communication by freely delivering multimedia advertisement, M-coupon and other information service.