The National Incubation Center (NIC) concludes its 48 hour hackathon Hacktivate – A Hackathon for Education on the 29th of July.
This 48 hour hackathon attracted some of the best ed-tech solutions, bringing in participation from Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Karachi, Mirpur, Gujranwala and Peshawar.
A Hackathon for Education!
For Hacktivate, the NIC partnered with educational institutions and organizations working on innovative solutions for education such as Ilm Ideas 2, Jazz Smart School Program, Knowledge Platform, World Learning, Sabaq Foundation, Orenda, The Millenium University College, Bahria University and Nust University in order to highlight the major problems in education.
The two-day schedule was jam packed with hacking sessions, workshops, panel discussions, networking, ed-talks from inspiring leaders in education, morning yoga and mentorship session, making it a complete packaged experience to help the participants refine their business ideas.
The NIC is proud to announce the winning team of Hacktivate – Beyond The Classroom, and welcomes them as a startup of NIC Cohort 4. Beyond The Classroom is a startup that is fostering critical thinking and empathy amongst Pakistan’s future generations.
Parvez Abbasi, Project Director at the NIC said:
“Hactivate was the first of such initiatives taken by the National Incubation Center in order to nourish and grow specific communities in the startup ecosystem. Under Hacktivate, we aim to conduct hackathons in various tech verticals by teaming up with the leaders of that particular industry and give participants a chance to solve the highlighted problems through innovative solutions. I congratulate our winning team, Beyond The Classroom, and look forward to their success in our 4th cohort. I would also like to thank all our partners and team who helped to make this event a great success.”
The National Incubation Center (NIC) is a first of its kind technology hub launched under the public-private partnership of the Ministry of IT & Telecom, Ignite Fund, Jazz & Teamup.
Serving over 55 million subscribers nationwide, Jazz is not only Pakistan’s largest mobile operator, but also its leading digital company thanks to global expertise under our parent company, VEON. Since our inception, over 2 decades ago, we have maintained market leadership through cutting-edge, integrated communications solutions, the strongest brands and largest portfolio of digital value added services.
As the nation’s leading mobile operator and digital company, it is our goal to empower millions more with the tools necessary to progress in an increasingly digital economy. The first step is bridging the prevalent digital divide by offering uninterrupted countrywide connectivity in the shape of exclusive & personalized tariff plans that empower customers and cater to the communication needs of a diverse group of people.
Teamup is an innovation hub, which works closely with government and non-government organizations to promote entrepreneurship and start-up ecosystem across Pakistan.
Privately led by industry veterans, Teamup leverages its vast industrial knowledge, expertise and relationships to help connect young entrepreneurs with professionals, investors and organizations to take ideas to market and build successful businesses.