07 Aug 2018
(Yangon, 6th August 2018) – MPT, Myanmar’s leading telecommunications operator, announced that MOU signing ceremony for company registration and handing over prize of 5 million Ks, successfully accomplished the Myanmar Youth Technopreneurship Development Program 2018, held in a partnership between MPT and MCF. MPT expects three awarded teams to become businesses which can compete on the existing market with support of Myanmar Youth Technopreneurship Development Program 2018.
Mr. Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations, said “We are very proud for these three teams which won the competition and had a chance to step in to the real business. Everyone can see that the products developed by these teams have many market advantages. We are privileged to support youth’s dreams of success in the business world. MPT will try to raise more successful youth entrepreneurs in the upcoming years.”
President of Event Committee for Kanaung Hub, which organized Myanmar Youth Technopreneurship Development Program 2018, U Thaung Su Nyein said: “We believe that Myanmar youth are very smart, go well with technology and they just need a chance to show off their skills. They could become successful business owners if they get the working space, right leadership and mentoring – that is why we started this program. After this first year of competition, we are now supporting three new teams with great ideas in their efforts to register companies and start off operations. We hope their products or services will be available on the market next year. We would like to say thank you to MPT who supports this program and MCF management who led us to make it.”
Three selected teams are provided with free co-working space for six months at Kanaung Hub, one of the department supporting start-up businesses, under the management of MCF. Not only the co-working place and the prize, but also mentoring by members of MCF and Myanmar Computer Professional Association for technological and business-related issues.
MPT and MCF will keep trying to support these three start-ups training and technological support as necessary for market penetration, market expansion and technology updates.
Brief Information about awarded teams from Myanmar Youth Technopreneurship Development Program 2018
DAT TECHNOLOGIES CO.,LTD.
Team Name: Secret Art
Product Name: Talking Books
Talking Books is a mobile application, developed by Myanmar technopreneur Aung Agga and technician Nyan Lin Htut that contain thousands of audiobooks in their database. An IPR (intellectual-property right) licensing agreements with the copyright owners have been conducted for all the available audiobooks. Users can choose from various content choices ranging from religious instructions to books on management or cartoons.
KLENIC MYANMAR CO.,LTD.
Team Name: Klenic
Product Name: Doctor Kyaw
Doctor Kyaw, a product of Kieran Yi and Saw Nerdar, is an affordable healthcare mobile application service available for free. Users can discuss and check their health conditions by chatting with AI chatbot on smartphone. Paid service users can discuss their health concerns with personal doctor and the doctor can advise on medical issues via this app. Doctor Kyaw will also deliver instructions to the users at the right time.
DIGI TECH CO.,LTD.
Team Name: Digisportal
Product Name: Digicafe
DiGiCafe is a mobile application, developed by young technopreneurs Kaung Myat San, Aung Khant and Hein Thu. The app will introduce e-gamers to each other. Gamers can use this app to search for the nearest e-sport centers and book the seats online. Additionally, an in-app ewallet function will be included.