DataBird LaunchPad 2021 winners announced; Kori and Remotely crowned champions
DataBird - a Bangladeshi IT company working on building an internet ecosystem, recently celebrated the winning of 6 innovative ideas at the Grand Finale of DataBird LaunchPad 2021, held on October 7, 2021, Thursday, at the BCC auditorium, ICT Division, Dhaka.
The DataBird LaunchPad is an innovation platform by DataBird to support young innovators solving problems with technology- in partnership with ICT Division, LICT Bangladesh, Durbar, The Daily Star and BASIS.
The champion from the professional track, Remotely, received grant money of BDT 15 Lac. The first runner-up, Edutech, and the second runner-up, Tinkers Technology Limited, received grant money of BDT 10 Lac and BDT 5 Lac respectively.
The winner, Kori, the runner-up, Webel, from the student track were awarded two MacBooks and two windows laptops, respectively. The second runner-up, Ku Aspire, was awarded two smartphones for their performance. The honorable mentions, Trimatrik and Mainly Coding received a crest and a certificate for their efforts.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP, Honourable Stato Minister, ICT Division, graced the Grand Finale as the
Chief Guest. Dr. Sazzad Hossain, Member, University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh; Md. Mezbaul Haque, GM, Payment Systems Department, Bangladesh Bank, Sami Ahmed, Policy Advisor, LICT; Kashef Rahman, CEO, DataBird; and Sadia Haque, CCO, DataBird were also present at the event.
As a platform for young innovators to present their digitally-enabled solutions to problems, LaunchPad 2021 by DataBird initiated its journey in July 2021. This chapter of Launch Pad attracted over 350 teams of 1000 innovators from all across Bangladesh, including 23 women entrepreneurs.