Last updated on January 8th, 2020 at 01:19 pm
Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Division (ESED),Department of Employment and Human Resources, MoLHR in collaboration with Bhutan Telecom Limited will be organizing 30 hours Bhutan Startup Hackathon Challenge from Jan 31-Feb 2 2020 at Startup Center,
Changzamtog to provide platform for fresh ideas, with necessary tools to stimulate the creative and innovative solutions against problems faced by the citizens delivered through innovative tech products.
The target group should consist of software developers including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including subject-matter-experts, looking to improve their skills or expand their horizons, students, designers of all skill-sets, and serious entrepreneurs that can add value to the ideas to be pitched with the team.
The theme of the event is based on the prescribed problem statements of the company. The team can select only one problem statement for the challenge.
|Sl. No.||Problem ID||Problem statement||Type of Industry||Relevant Discipline|
|1||PS 01||Development of a simple BI dashboard||Corporate||Database,Interface Designer, Backend developer|
|2||PS 02||Revenue Reconciliation System||Corporate||Database,Interface Designer, Backend developer|
|3||PS 03||Rebranding/Redesign of Bhutan Telecom website www.bt.bt.||Corporate||Database,Interface Designer, Backend developer|
Click on the problem statement in the above table for detailed problem statement. You may contact respective mentors for any clarification about the problem statement.
The event is tentatively scheduled from January 31 -February 2, 2020
Startup Center, Changzamtog: Thimphu.
The winner of each problem statement will be awarded cash prizes to kick-start their idea. Three winning team shall be awarded prizes in the form of cash as given below in the table.
|Winner of first Problem statement Solution||Nu: 300,000/-|
|Winner of second Problem statement solution||Nu: 300,000/-|
|Winner of third Problem statement solution||Nu: 300,000/-|
Besides, the winners of the hackathon would get direct entry into startup acceleration program and shall be provided with Incubation space, mentoring, skill development and networking opportunities with the industry experts to encourage and motivate the participants.
The each team will create final product/service for the company in the form of apps or website against prescribed problem statement.
The 30 hours hackathon would be focusing on the participants challenging themselves and their entrepreneurial spirit throughout 3 days (Friday to Sunday), whereby you come together as a team to make something simple, yet creative and innovate that would make a positive impact in Bhutan with global scalability.
How to Participate?
Participants can register as a team of up to five, spend the weekend learning new skills, meeting the local tech community and tech sponsors, mentors, and network while enjoying food, snack and coffee. The team can select only one problem statement for the competition. The team can be registered at following link latest by 20 January 2020.
For any clarification, please contact Mr. Jigme Thinley Program Officer at 17300475 or firstname.lastname@example.org