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Lazada launches e-commerce competition for Singapore undergrads

Singapore undergraduate teams will compete for $8,000 and an internship with Lazada.

Lazada has launched LazPitch, the first Undergraduate competition inviting young talents to develop and shape the future of the e-commerce industry.

LazPitch offers the next generation of eCommerce talents the rare opportunity to conceptualise an e-commerce campaign and strategy, with three teams winning cash prizes, and the team placed first bagging $8,000 and internships at Lazada to fast-track their e-commerce careers. Winning teams will also see their plans executed, culminating in a nationwide roll-out in Singapore.

The competition will be open to groups of four undergraduates aged under 25 and from the same Singapore universities from all subject disciplines. Registration will end on 15 August. Confirmed teams must also send their proposals no later than 15 August.

During the semi-finals, 10 shortlisted teams will be informed and invited to pitch their ideas with only the top five teams advancing to the next round. 

The five teams will also see their campaign executed from 20 September to 17 October. Awarding of prizes will be in November.

“As the eCommerce leader in Southeast Asia, Lazada is always on the hunt for ambitious, creative talents who share our passion for online retail, and as the future of online retail, we want to tap into the knowledge and ideas of the young. By focusing talent development on the youths, we want to nurture blooming talent and advance the industry, by tapping on their ideas to help us redefine what the online shopping experience looks like for millions of consumers and sellers, and pave the way for the future of commerce,” said Lazada Singapore CEO James Chang.

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