Telenor Group’s first regional Digital Winners Asia start-up event successfully concluded in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday.
The event brought aboard eight Asian startups, including two promising teams from Pakistan, where Thailand’s Startup ‘TakeMeTour’ was crowned champion. The two-day event was aimed at enabling participants to achieve scale across markets.
The Digital Winners Asia teams consisted of current and past participants of Telenor’s five startup incubation and acceleration programs across the region.
The startups represented diverse industries including, marketing services, energy, artificial intelligence, tourism and education.
Two of three nominated Pakistani startups including, EcoEnergy, and ForiMazdoori represented Telenor Pakistan’s flagship startup accelerator programme, ‘Velocity’.
The startups make use of innovative digital technology to address the most pressing issues faced by the society.
It aims to facilitate the spread of sustainable electricity, specifically to rural locations of the country.
It enables blue-collar workers to register on an employment database to be searchable by employers.
Pakistan’s digital ecosystem has steadily grown over the years with young entrepreneurs launching solution focused startups. Telenor Pakistan is committed to encourage such digital natives through various youth centric initiatives like Telenor Youth Forum, Telenor Velocity and Apportunity etc.