The Parrotfish team in Startups Weekend – Lost and Found
Aloysius Arokiaraj (PhD Year 4)
Logan Wang (BSc(ActuarSc) Year 1)
Approximately 90 personal items are lost on the HKU campus every day. How can those who lost their belongings be connected with the people who found them? This was the problem that the Parrotfish team at Startup Weekend HKU set out to solve.
During a 54-hour period, students and alumni from different local universities came together at HKU to develop ideas that could work as a business. While this particular idea of “Lost and Found” did not win the competition, Aloysius, a research postgraduate in Endocrinology, and Logan, an undergraduate studying Actuarial Science, shared their thoughts on the Startup
“When we are small, we have dreams. Some of my friends told me during our days at university: ‘I want to cure cancer’, ‘I want to cure AIDS’. As time goes by we understand the complicated scenario of the given problem. Some of us even give up. But that is not the point, right?” said Aloysius.
“The most important thing I learnt at Startup Weekend HKU is that we always have to try. Don’t just have the attitude ‘yeah, I’m just going to go there to learn, I can learn from other people because I’m young’. Young people can do great things. Don’t just think we’re going to learn, we just need to do something, we need to take that step, and with that belief and a cando spirit, we will do something!” explained Logan.