Mosti announces winners of MYHackathon 2022 Cohort 2

  • Picked for addressing issues put forth by ministries, government
  • The programme attracted 268 participants from various groups

The winners for MYHackathon 2022 Cohort 2 The ministry of science, technology and innovation (Mosti) announces the winners for MYHackathon 2022 Cohort 2 during its closing ceremony.

In a statement, Mosti said the second cohort of MYHackathon was launched on Nov 22 with the same overall theme of ‘Hackathon Nasional Untuk Malaysia Inklusif’ [National inclusive hackathon for Malaysia].

“MYHackathon 2022 Cohort 2 has succeeded in attracting 268 participants from various groups and registered companies with different speciality backgrounds from all over Malaysia,” said Aminuddin Hassim, Mosti secretary-general.

Four winners were named, each for addressing problem statements that were previously announced by ministries and government agencies as ways to improve their working process and issues that they faced, Mosti said.

JomBaca was picked for answering the ministry of education Malaysia’s call for digital management solutions to help nurture reading culture among students from different categories.

Beterena developed a comprehensive application system for chronic kidney patients and their care teams, including dialysis centres, and nephrologists.

Pasarkita Grower addresses the ministry of housing and local government's request for a technological solution to encourage community gardens with 3R management and a reward system.

Gajah Safe presented a solution which detects the presence of elephants and scares them by playing random loud music or sounds. It will also alert farmers and relevant authorities of the elephant sighting.

Each winner will receive RM250,000.00 to work closely with the relevant ministry to refine their execution plan for their proposed solution for the next 12 months, Mosti said.

“Cradle will keep upholding the government’s aspiration to become one of the top 20 best startup ecosystems in the world by 2030 under Malaysia Startup Ecosystem Roadmap (SUPER) 2021-2030,” said Norman Matthieu Vanhaecke, Crade group CEO.

Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd. (Cradle) is the organising agency for MYStartup initiative and MYHackathon 2022.

MYHackathon 2022 Cohort 2 is one of many programmes under the national initiative, MYStartup, which started last year. It aims to support early-stage startups to boost their business growth through a capacity-building programme.

To date, more than 5,000 startups and individuals had received benefits from this initiative either in the form of knowledge sharing, coaching sessions and even startup grants.

During the MYHackathon 2022, all participants went through a two-week boot camp and one-to-one mentoring session with world-class mentors before 20 finalists were chosen for the final round of pitching at Rekascape, Cyberjaya.

This year, MYHackathon saw over 700 applications from individuals and startups.


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