EECE would like to congratulate Aaditya Bhargava, Electrical Engineering student at UWA, for winning Ernst & Young’s 2016 Survive the Panel competition securing $11,000 towards building his E-Waste recycling company.
Aaditya pitched his idea in Melbourne, and won $10,000 from the judges plus $1,000 People’s Choice award. In a format similar to the TV show Shark Tank, budding entrepreneurs pitch their big idea to the panel of judges. The judges were Tony Johnson (EY Oceania CEO, pictured with Aaditya), Stuart Richardson (Founder, Adventure Capital) and Tobi Pearce (CEO, The Bikini Body Training Company and Co-Creator of The Bikini Body Guide).
Before the final, Aaditya received mentoring from an Ernst & Young’s Advisory Partner to help him. His idea is an E-Waste recycling company whereby university students collect unwanted items from households and businesses, fix them and then donate these products to refugees and kids in rural Australia.
EECE wishes Aaditya every success in his endeavours.
Melissa Sieradzki (UWA Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics) (+61 8) 6488 7886
Leila Easter, (School of Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering) (+61 8 6488 3106)