MMU's TAC Champions of Business Plan Competition
24 March 2011The MMU student team TAC emerged as Champions in the MSC Malaysia-IHL Business Plan Competition (MIBPC) 2010/2011. Chong Yen Jye and Khong Wai Howe from FIT, together with Nicholas Koay Zhen Lin from FOM won the Business Plan category with their Typo Auto Corrector (TAC) software.
They took home a cash prize of RM10,000, winner trophy, winner certificate, and challenge trophy for emerging Champions, beating competitors from UCSI University and KDU College.
The prize was presented to TAC by the Minister of Higher Education, Dato' Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin, during the award presentation ceremony held in Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur on 22 March 2011.
As the Champion of the Business Plan category, TAC will take part in the MSC Malaysia APICTA Awards 2011 under the Best of Tertiary Student Project or Best of R&D Project categories. In addition, TAC was offered a full scholarship to attend the ASEAN Youth Forum on Innovation and Creativity 2011 in Labuan.
TAC functions as a spell checker and auto corrector for text in all applications on the MS-Windows platform, a feature usually limited to word processors.
Teams from MMU have been making headway in this competition for the past three years. In 2009/2010, MMU was First Runner Up in the Business Plan category; in 2008/2009 MMU’s team made it to the final Top Ten; and in 2007/2008, MMU emerged as Winner in the Business Idea Category.
"We hope that TAC’s victory will inspire other MMU students to apply their knowledge in other competitions. If you see any of these guys around, give them a pat on the back, congratulate them and thank them for making us proud!" quips an official from MMU who prefers to remain unnamed.