Today, September 28, 2016, marks the beginning of Beltraide and SBDCBelize's "Business Hackathon". 10 teams will compete in an intense 50 day challenge to come up with a feasible, working solution to the following problem statement:
"In an effort to foster continued enterprise development and the purchasing of products and services online via an e-commerce platform in Belize, develop an innovative IT solution integrating ICT, Business, Marketing, and Financial Payment Mechanisms to develop an easy to use solution to be applied at a national level that will enable enterprises and consumers to be able to receive and make payments for goods and / or services sold online in a safe and secure manner regardless of where they are located in the country."
Today all 10 teams met in Belize City to discuss the challenges and expected outcomes of the Hackathon. Teams are as follows: - Le Geek Squad - Gadget Gurus - Cypher Team - Team Novus - Hackletes - Galen University - Mentibus - Singularity - CodeGen - Sacred Heart College
On October 24th, 2016, each of the ten teams will present their initial pitch to a panel of 6 members of the IT and Business communities and the field will be narrowed down to 3.
The 3 final teams will make their final pitch LIVE at The National Entrepreneurship Convention [#EntreCon] on November 18th, 2016 for a grand prize of $3500bz plus follow-up support from Beltraide, thru SBDCBelize, as well as platinum sponsor Belize Telemedia Limited. There will also be cash prizes and mentorship for 2nd and 3rd place. All the latest information can be seen at BelizeEntreCon.com/Hackathon
The National Entrepreneurship Convention [#EntreCon] is the leading entrepreneurship event aimed to gather all industry stakeholders, including government, business support agencies , professionals and academia, to discuss trends and challenges facing entrepreneurs in Belize.
#EntreCon is organized and implemented by the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service’s (BELTRAIDE) Small Business Development Centre, Belize (SBDCBelize), along with key partners and stakeholders in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ANY BELTRAIDE OFFICE: