MYStartup in partnership with DNB announces winners for Hackathon 2022
By Digital News Asia January 18, 2023
- Ideal platform for corporates, startups, public sector collaboration
- Startups seen to pioneer new and exciting 5G-enabled solutions for M’sia
MYStartup, in partnership with Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB), announced the winners for the MYStartup Hackathon 2022 at WORQ KL Gateway, held on Jan 14. The hackathon saw DNB issuing three problem statements which participants were to create solutions for.
The ceremony, officiated by Senior Vice President of Ecosystem Development, Cradle, Ahmad Kashfi Alwi, saw the winning teams each receiving US$2,317 (RM10,000) cash prize from MYStartup and a chance to present their solutions in more detail to DNB.
Ahmad Kashfi said MYStartup registered an encouraging 111 applicants for the Hackathon with diverse expertise and backgrounds. MYStartup Hackathon, a national initiative under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), is one of the best platforms for collaboration between corporates, emerging startups, and the public sector, he added.
“We have the privilege of hearing from some of the brightest minds, who have been working hard to develop cutting-edge solutions using 5G technology to tackle the problem statements of this hackathon.”
The programme which commenced on 6 Jan came to a close on 14 Jan after a series of intensive masterclasses, one-on-one mentoring sessions, and boot camp.
Three winners were selected based on relevant judging criteria and viability of ideas that could conceivably address DNB’s three problem statements.
DNB Head of Emerging Technologies, Johan Krebbers said, “On behalf of Digital Nasional Bhd I would like to congratulate the winners of the MYStartup Hackathon 2022. Their ingenuity and out-of-the-box thinking was crucial in solving the three problem statements issued by DNB. This is the sort of high quality, homegrown tech talent that we hope will leverage Malaysia’s nationwide 5G network to pioneer new and exciting 5G-enabled solutions.
MYStartup Hackathon X DNB is a programme under the MYStartup initiatives in partnership with DNB.
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