Last night, the third iWeekend in Beijing was held in the Oracle office. The night kicked off with eight very different ideas pitched to a room full of participants and mentors. Presenters were first given a mere 30 seconds to pitch their idea, then votes were cast. The next time, presenters were given 3 minutes to further elaborate on their idea in order to persuade participants to vote and join them. This resulted in five teams being selected to continue onto today, to work on their idea and challenge.

Differing from the last iWeekend in April, instead of a prototype driven outcome, the purpose of this iWeekend was to solve a challenge that each team faced. For some, it was to clarify a solution to a problem. For others, it was to code a prototype.

Here are the five ideas that got through:

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.