By Shiela Bertillo
Ten groups out of 100 pushed through and are now one step closer to bringing their ideas to life in the Globe Telecom and De La Salle University’s (DLSU) Animo Labs’ 5G Hackathon.
5G Hackathon is a 7-day workshop launched last May 21, held on Globe Prepaid’s Virtual Hangouts where leaders from various industries discussed a wide range of topics about 5G technology with over 600 participants who are encouraged to pitch their life-changing ideas with the power of 5G.
From 30 proposals, 10 groups emerged, namely Alaga Health, LunaX, bant.AI, OHC, D’Hacks, Team CamvS, Handuraw, Team Cardinals, iGAT, and Tenth Maria, which were a mix of students and young professionals.
There are three main areas in which Globe encourages participants to contribute to nation-building using technology: 5G for society, (education, healthcare, and livelihood), for industries (retail, manufacturing, logistics, and e-commerce) and for Smart Cities (disaster risk management, sustainability, asset and resource management, and transportation.)
Some of the finalists’ ideas included telehealth marketplace and service hub, a virtual patient simulator for medical students, simulating virtual laboratories for students, a road safety mobile app, an online service mall, a fishing forecast mobile app, a food waste management app, and many more.
Globe Chief Commercial Officer Issa Guevarra-Cabreira expressed their excitement to “explore and support these big business ideas using the promising technology of 5G as we aim to create and deliver a richer and fuller customer experience.”
After the Idea Pitch Competition, the Top 10 teams have been assigned mentors and will participate in the 2-week Hackathon for the process of prototyping their ideas in preparation for the 5G Hackathon Demo Day on September 21, 2021.
The 10 finalists will present and demonstrate their prototype and will be given a chance to win up to P620,000 worth of prizes and the opportunity to work with Globe and 917Ventures in scaling their business ideas. Top 3 will be declared winners of the competition.
“More than the overwhelming response that we’ve gained from our participants, we are proud to be innovating with such young, brilliant, and passionate minds in the first-ever Globe 5G Hackathon,” shared Vince Yamat, Managing Director of Globe’s 917Ventures.
5G is the latest breakthrough in wireless technology and is 10 to 100 times faster than the current 4G network. It is also a universal platform that makes other innovations possible such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Edge Computing, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
To know more about the business ideas and prototypes from the Top 10 teams, Globe 5G Hackathon’s Demo Day will be aired publicly on Globe’s official Facebook and Twitter pages.
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