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Myanmar’s New Tech Startups Unveiled at Myanmar Youth Technopreneurship Development Program 2020

03 Mar 2020

(Yangon, 3 rd March 2020) – Myanmar Youth Technopreneurship Development Program (MYTDP) 2020, has successfully ompleted the final judging round and selected 4 Winning Teams from 10 finalists from Lower and Upper Myanmar.

The winners of the Technopreneurship Accelerate Award and Technopreneurship Startup Award received Ks. 10 illion and Ks. 8 Million respectively where 2 Winners of Technopreneurship Idea Award were given Ks. 3 Million each. In addition to financial award Accelerate Award and Startup Award winners will also get an opportunity to receive business mentorship from well-known entrepreneurs, free 6-month residency at the Kanung Hub Incubation Centre and support to setup as a new business entity.

The winners of this year’s competition were selected and unveiled by a panel of judges, on 29 th of February at the signature event at the MICT Park. The winners of Myanmar Youth Technopreneurship Development Program ( YTDP) 2020 have been announced in three prize categories –

Award Prize Team/ Project Solution
Technopreneurship 2020 Accelerate Award Ks. 10 Million Aung Myin Online Learning Platform Aung Myin Online Learning Platform is a Mobile App based education program providing courses in Management, HR, Marketing and Finance, etc., rich-media video files. Soft skills vital for the careers development of youths and employees can be learned and animated explanatory videos of world’s best-selling books in summary can be accessed through this App as well. Users can choose from monthly subscription or pay by the course a number of people from across States and Regions have already started using this program.
Technopreneurship 2020 Startup Award Ks. 8 Million All In One Sports App Various types of football tournaments and games are being held in Myanmar on a regular basis but there has never been a system to track the results and be accessible to the fans on-demand. Through the App, Football Fans can have access to Live Results from international games such as English Premier League and Champions League as well as local football games and tournaments. They also have a comprehensive collection training videos and library of articles for football enthusiasts as well as Law of the Games for technical development of the game.
Technopreneurship 2020 Idea Awards Ks. 3 Million Productive Chicken Farm This is essentially an IoT (Internet of Things) System for poultry farming (chicken). This product can analyze data from sensors and adjust the temperature, moisture, light, noise level and acidity, all of which are essential for a maintaining a chicken farm. Users can review the sensor data on the website, controlling of feeding system and water system though the app and feed and manure fertilizer trading platform.
Technopreneurship 2020 Idea Awards Ks. 3 Million Futsal Plus Futsal Plus is a platform which can connect Futsal pitch owners and players looking for a place to play football. Using this platform, players can find available futsal pitches, saving time and money. The whole process cut down the amount of time needed to find a futsal pitch compared to traditional ways and this will also help owners to rent the pitch more frequently. It is also have a reward point system where players can earn points to use towards pitch rental. Futsal Plus now boasts a significant number of futsal pitches across Myanmar.

 

“I would like to congratulate the winners, the finalists and the rest of the teams from Lower and Upper Myanmar that participated in this year’s program. At MPT, we are deeply committed to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Myanmar, and we truly believe that this Program helps to scale up resources of nnovative entrepreneurs developing innovative solutions to some of the important social problems for the benefit of future generations,” said Mr. Koichi Kasuya, Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM JO.

“Growth and consolidation are usually the biggest challenges at the beginning of any project. All finalists demonstrated great determination to push their ideas to the next level. Winners had to be chosen, but all participants deserve success on their future business paths,” added U Min Zeyar Hlaing, Chairman of MCF.

This year, the participating teams presented a wide range of innovative ideas, from an online laundry service and restaurant discount app to a website supporting patients suffering from mental illness or promoting online lectures.

“It is such an honour to be chosen as one of the winners. We are really grateful for this incredible opportunity. It was one of a kind experience. We have gotten more out of the program that we ever could have wished for,” said Ko Thurain Min of All in One Sport Team, one of the winners of the Myanmar Youth Technopreneurship Development Program 2020.MYTDP 2020, is a business incubation initiative of MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, and Myanmar Computer Federation (MCF). The program aims to identify and support talented and aspiring entrepreneurs with ground-breaking business ideas and the innovative use of technology to address various socio-economic issues and to support the next generation of Myanmar for the further development of Myanmar Society.

Detailed information about the Program is available on www.mmtechnopreneurship.com and the official FB page of https://www.facebook.com/mmtechnopreneurship.