Uber-style solution providing IT support takes out top tech prize

Uber-style solution providing IT support takes out top tech prize

St Andrews Anglican College team CheckTech Solutions has come out on top in the second annual Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards which help to promote, foster and grow innovation and entrepreneurship on the Sunshine Coast.

Students Charles Eldridge, Samuel Rieger and Sam Young came up with the proposal to develop an app to solve tech problems using a crowd-sourced approach by connecting tech gurus and those with tech problems through a fast, low-cost app.

The winning students took home a Galaxy TabPro S Pro 4G each, while their school was awarded a Meraki access point with a three-year licence.

The competition included more than $20,000 in prizes with the winners announced at a special ceremony at Spark Bureau in Maroochydore.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said council was pleased to partner with Telstra again to bring the competition to the Sunshine Coast for a second year, and show our region’s bright young minds the future career options and pathways offered in the technology industry.

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