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posted 9 Dec 2015, 00:10 by Nikhil Venkatesh   [ updated 10 Dec 2015, 21:55 by Lakhotia Suyash ]
So, it's been a while since our last blog update. We had to pause a bit because of the examination period, however, we have resumed operations for the startup since. The main goals for this month include the tech development i.e. building of the online platform, coming up with an effective marketing plan as well as the related marketing materials & the completion of the Young Social Entrepreneurs application.

We managed to complete the latter over the past 4 days. The YSE application consisted of 3 main parts - a 3 page business idea summary, a BMC supported with proof of concept and any additional documents we wanted to provide. Apart from a potential SGD 20,000 funding, the YSE program provides several benefits such as an excellent mentorship program and a global network of friends to support our idea.

From the tech side, the development of the platform is underway. We're looking into all options on hand to try and complete the project as soon as possible. Extensive testing will be needed before the start of the next semester so that we're completely ready for anything thrown in our way.

On another note, before our exams started, we successfully hosted two more trips offline as mentioned in our earlier schedule. These trips were a huge success because we used them as a testing ground for what our actual platform would work like. We asked the exchange students to pay the money upfront and then hosted the trips in a way we expect our future hosts to. It worked like a charm. In fact, people were happier paying the money upfront. The overall response for the trips was positive and the exchange students were quite satisfied with what they received. 

Alright then, it's time for us to get back to work on the development. Till next time!
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