3 web teams de­velop Startup tech­nolo­gies

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THREE teams of web de­vel­op­ers de­vel­oped start-up tech­nolo­gies that are geared to­wards help­ing lessen en­vi­ron­men­tal wastes, eas­ier con­nec­tion of dig­i­tal free­lancers, and the merg­ing to­gether of medicine with in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy.

On De­cem­ber 1 to 3, the 3rd Tech Start Up Week­end was or­ga­nized at PLDT Pon­ciano, Davao City and was at­tended by a to­tal of 100 in­di­vid­u­als in­clud­ing the men­tors and the judges. Out of this num­ber, 72 in­di­vid­u­als were web de­vel­op­ers in­ter­ested to par­tic­i­pate.

Dur­ing the en­tire event, a to­tal of 38 tech start-up busi­ness ideas were for­mu­lated and were later on screened down to the top 14, top 12, and later on the top three.

“It was a full-packed event. Ev­ery­one was en­thu­si­as­tic, eager to learn and act. We hope to see some suc­cess sto­ries of the event. It may not be with the same idea and team, but I’m pretty sure that some of the alumni of the Startup Week­end would even­tu­ally come up with their own busi­ness by part­ner­ing with other at­ten­dees,” Startup Week­end Davao 2017 lead or­ga­nizer Mary Rose Ron­tal said.

The team of Jay Alvez came up with the con­cept of Bot­can, a mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion which al­lows bar­code scan­ning of bev­er­age bot­tles and cans. There will be des­ig­nated part­ner es­tab­lish­ments such as con­ve­nience stores that the tech­nol­ogy user can drop their bev­er­age bot­tles and cans. The mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion al­lows them to scan the bar­code, drop the item in des­ig­nated booths, and re­deemable points will then be cred­ited to the mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion user.

Alvez said the ac­cu­mu­lated bot­tles and cans will then be trans­ported to re­cy­cling sta­tions and re­search fa­cil­i­ties. He un­der­scored that their team’s ef­fort is pat­terned af­ter the ob­jec­tive of try­ing to help lessen the wastes of the en­vi­ron­ment.

Mean­while, Klein Bo­hol’s team de­vel­oped Ven­tu­ratti, a plat­form in­tended for dig­i­tal free­lancers such as vir­tual as­sis­tants, web de­vel­op­ers, and con­tent writ­ers who are look­ing for a team.

Bo­hol said their team had seen the cur­rent de­mand for such tech­nol­ogy as the coun­try, es­pe­cially Davao City, has a fast progress to­wards in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­ogy re­lated ser­vices.

Joel Za­panta’s team has a dif­fer­ent kind of ap­pli­ca­tion de­vel­op­ment which is the Roundz, a

health­care mon­i­tor­ing app that pro­vides dig­i­tal­ized med­i­cal records of the pa­tients for the doc­tor and the fam­ily mem­bers. This tech­nol­ogy, Za­panta said, will help lessen the wait­ing time pa­tients usu­ally al­lot in clin­ics and hos­pi­tals. He said with Roundz in a mat­ter of two hours, the med­i­cal and con­sul­ta­tion re­sults will then be re­flected on the health­care mon­i­tor­ing app.

How­ever he clar­i­fied that they are very much aware of the con­fi­den­tial­ity that these kind of in­for­ma­tion re­quire. When the said tech­nol­ogy has fully been de­vel­oped, they plan to talk with the Philip­pine Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion for tech­ni­cal and le­gal as­pect of their ser­vice. JPA

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