Innovation Cafe concludes Qatar’s 1st ‘E-commerce Hackathon’ – Gulf Times
Innovative entrepreneurs from Qatar and nine Arab countries have participated in the recently-concluded ‘E-commerce Hackathon’, a first in Qatar organised by Innovation Café.
The staging of the four-day hybrid hackathon was aimed at encouraging innovation and crowdsourcing solutions to address, nurture, and launch the latest innovation opportunities in the e-commerce industry.
Sponsored by Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), Vodafone, Microsoft, Qatar Developm…….
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Revolutionary entrepreneurs from Qatar and 9 Arab nations have take partd Inside the recently-concluded ‘E-commerce Hackathon’, A primary in Qatar organised by Innovation Café.
The staging of the 4-day hybrid hackathon was Aimed in the direction of encouraging innovation and crowdsourcing options To deal with, nurture, and launch The latest innovation alternatives Inside the e-commerce enterprise.
Sponsored by Qatar Science & Know-how Park (QSTP), Vodafone, Microsoft, Qatar Enchancment Financial institution (QDB), and Snoonu, the hackathon gathered innovators, entrepreneurs, And inventive minds from Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, and Turkey.
The particular persons demonstrated their ideas throughout eight e-commerce themes: ‘Synthetic Intelligence Solutions for E-commerce’, ‘Distinctive Mobile E-commerce Solutions’, ‘E-commerce Cost Solutions’, ‘Advertising Automation’, ‘Buyer Expertise’, ‘AR/VR for Product Virtualisation’, ‘Fulfilment Automation & Robotics’, and ‘Final Mile Supply Know-how & Robotics’.
Innovation Cafe founder Ramzan al-Npurposei said, “It was simply an idea, however with ardour and companions who believed in making ideas happen, we did do Tons. We have been honoured to host The primary-ever e-commerce hackathon Inside the State of Qatar. We acquired Greater than 300 purposes and after the evaluation And ideas evaluation, we shortlisted over 100 candidates from all backgrounds from 10 nations to take part each almost and in particular person at Qatar Science & Know-how Park.
“Our largest purpose of organising this hackathon was To Supply you slicing-edge options Inside the e-commerce sector That would Discover your self to be The subsequent billion-greenback Qatari based mostly unicorns. Were grateful to our sponsors, judges, mentors, companions, and, In exactity, the particular persons.”
The collaborating groups have been evaluated on The idea of market feasibility, contrihoweverion to the Qatar Nationwide Imaginative and prescient 2030, group expertise, innovation, and alignment with the theme. The panel of judges included MBK Holding chairman Sheikh Mansoor bin Khalifa al-Thani, Snoonu co-founder and CEO/CTO Hamad al-Hajri, QDB Angel Funding head Mohamed al-Emadi, QSTP accelerator supervisor Mohamed Zebian, and Muyasser Taqi-Deen.
The very biggest three worthwhile groups have been introduced on the last day of the hackathon. The winners bagged The prospect to entry As a lot as QR75,000 in assist and investment, integration into Snoonu Incubation Programme (SIP), entry to buyers and companions to pitch their enterprise idea, and entry to native and worldwide mentors belonging to the enterprises main firms.
The winners have been additionally rewarded with most properly-appreciated entry To use Proper into a recently-launched initiative by Microsoft programme and upon securing approval, They might unlock As a lot as $350,000 in worth throughout Microsoft’s cloud stack, technical steerage, 1:1 mentorship, and self-led studying.
Definitely one of the biggest pitch award, launched by Injaz Qatar, was introduced the place every worthwhile group member gained an iPad. Two particular winner awards have been additionally launched by Innovation Catalysts Institute.
To tackle right now’s exact-world challenges Inside the e-commerce enterprise, Innovation Café, a Doha-based mostly innovation and design considering studio, joined forces with strategic companions, collectively with Qatar Monetary Centre, MBK Holding, KiwiTech, QMIC, Innovation Catalyst Institute, Past Capital, Dohastartups.com, Bedaya, Doha TechAngels, Fatora, …….