DataBird, a local firm promoting an equitable internet ecosystem, has awarded six outstanding IT solutions concepts in a competition titled ‘DataBird LaunchPad 2021’, joined by over 350 teams across the country.
The DataBird established the competition to help young innovators tackling problems with technology in conjunction with ICT Division, LICT Bangladesh, Durbar and BASIS, a press statement said here today.
The champion from the professional track, Remotely received grant money of Taka 15 lakh while the first runner-up EDUTECH, and the second runner-up Tinkers Technologies Limited got Taka 10 lakh and five lakh respectively at the Grand Finale of the compaction at the at BCC Auditorium at ICT Division on Thursday in the capital.
State minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak handed out the awards to the winner while DataBird CEO Kashef Rahman and CCO Sadia Haque were present, among others.
Under the student categories, the winner Kori, and the runner-up WebL won two MacBooks while the second runner-up KU Aspire got two cellphones for their notable performance.
As a platform for young innovators to exhibit their digitally-enabled solutions to challenges, LaunchPad 2021 by DataBird launched its journey in July 2021 that drew over 350 teams of 1000 innovators from all throughout Bangladesh, including 23 women entrepreneurs.
To accelerate the goal of Digital Bangladesh, DataBird LaunchPad aspires to develop an inclusive online ecosystem that nurtures young change-makers solving problems for the nation- towards a better tomorrow, said the release.