Winners for Business-Starting Competition Awarded

On October 29, an awarding ceremony was held to mark the winners generated from the competition of women starting their own business. It was sponsored by SWF, City Bureau for Homan Resource and Yangpu District Government.

It was the sixth Competition since the first of its kind initiated in 2015. 278 applications were received, among which 94 applications from university students and from less-than-one-year-old enterprises, 184 applications from 1-5-year-old enterprises. The present Competition was the largest in terms of its application scale, increased by 22 percent from last year.

The Competition in 2020 set a special prize to recognize those contributing to the combat against COVID-19 drive. Among all the applications, 39 were related with the anti-COVID-19 issues, and three of them were honored prizes. That includes a girl university student team who invented a robot cleaner for cleaning and sterilizing, and a team who backed up 300 universities of 0ver 400 thousand students to remain their laboratory work on-line.

Applications for competition covered wider areas this year, including AI, environment protection, education and etc. where used to be occupied by male practitioners.

The Competition this year witnessed ten "Best Scripts" and ten Excellent Prizes for creative schemes with potentials. A First Prize, two Second Prizes, six Third Prizes, and ten Excellent Prize for the best scripts for developmental business cases were granted, and three Special Prizes for anti-epidemics were honored.