Contest seeks entries from budding IT entrepreneurs
THE 2019 Myanmar Youth Technopreneurship Development Programme will be organised next year by the Myanmar Computer Federation in cooperation with telecoms company MPT, federation chair U Khun Oo said.
Those who want to enter must submit communications-based or technology-based private business models.
The contest, being held for the second year, will take place in January and February.
“I believe in the creativity of local young people who are comfortable with technology and have good ideas, and MPT is happy to provide a platform that will boost the skills of entrepreneurs,” said Yoshiaki Benino, chief operations officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.
To participate, teams must identify a problem, propose a solution, and come up with a commercial plan for a specific target audience.
Application forms can be submitted from now until December 31, and 15 teams will be selected for the first stage. Three winning teams will be awarded prizes of K8 million each. In addition, the winners will get six months of access to a co-working space to work on their start-ups.
“In Myanmar, expertise related to digital technology has improved. With the right method, work related to technology will develop further. New technology-based ideas are increasing the innovativeness of youths,” said U Khun Oo.
Participants in the competition are expected to primarily work on business ideas or plans for tech-based solutions in civics, agriculture, healthcare, society/community, open-data, education, entertainment, or economic business.