TASASSIST team takes out top prize at student business competition
The TASASSIST team, from the University of Technology Sydney, has been selected as the 2018 National Student Business Plan winners.
The team was accorded the honour at the Pharmacy Connect conference in Sydney last weekend. It comprised Jeannette Le, Hansanadee Nayana Ananda, Ellen South and Germán Sánchez Henares.
The team described their concept before the final pitches were made to judges: “The TASASSIST team is determined to seek innovative solutions to common health problems faced by our patients. Our mission is to actively listen and engage with patients to offer better solutions for their healthcare needs.
“With our new services combating allergy, we aim to help patients help themselves in achieving better health outcomes. These services are part of a new initiative implemented to overcome the growing prevalence of allergy and allergic rhinitis in the area.”
First runner up in the competition was the ‘Cloud Nine’ team from the University of Sydney with their mental health treatment program.
Second runner up was the ‘Endo’ team from New Zealand’s University of Otago with a program to bridge the hospital pharmacy – community pharmacy divide.
The winning team received a cheque for $7000 – $5000 to them directly plus $2000 to their pharmacy school, second place received $4,000 and $1,000 to their school, and third place received $2,500 and $500 to their school.
The competition, run by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, is sponsored by Sanofi Consumer Healthcare (principal sponsor), EBOS (major sponsor), Gold Cross Products and Services and Pharmaceutical Defence Limited (PDL) (foundation sponsors).
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