3 web teams develop Startup technologies
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