The first ever Smart City Hackathon will
began tomorrow at GPHouse, the corporate head office of Grameenphone.
Organized by Preneurlab and White Board, an initiative of Grameenphone, the hackathon aims to find digital solutions for many problems of Dhaka. The capital of Bangladesh is the one of the largest mega cities of the world but scores poorly in habitability scale.
Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq would inaugurate the
event, said a press release today.
This 36 hours hackathon will be participated by 30 teams. The winning
team will win three months co-working space at White-Board with access to GP's digital ecosystem.
White-Board will provide relevant knowledge and asset support to
solidify the winning prototype. A special demo day will be arranged through White-Board for commercial presentation.
A 6-month start-up mentorship support will be provided by Preneur Lab in addition to 6-month mentorship from IEEE BDS and IPR, as well as incubation support from Dnet (Junction).
There will be funding opportunity up to BDT 2.5 million each from Spider Digital (Dubai) and the ICT Division respectively.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)