ICT Awards 2022 Announces Top 5 Startups, Products and Innovations; Public Voting for the outstanding commences from Friday

Enepalese Published on: November 24, 2022

8th of Mangsir, 2079

InfoDevelopers ICT Awards 2022 have announced the best 5 in three different categories. The best 5 have been announced after 3 different stages of selection in Startup ICT Award, Product ICT Award and Rising Star Innovation ICT Award categories. Earlier, on Kartik 26th, the best 12 contestants of the same category gave a presentation and speed dating session in front of 12 judges.

The successful companies in the Startup ICT Award category are Cura Health, Monal Tech, Pick and Drop, Red Tail Fox, Ringage Tech. Similarly, among the best 5 products that were successful in the Product ICT Award are Bihe Nepal, FinPOS, Galli Maps, Tigg and Bhairav ​​Trident. According to the organizers, among the 5 successful innovations in the Rising Star Innovation ICT Award category are Ask Mattrab, Autonomous Eagle Eye UAV, Karobar App, Neptou and Sarang. Razan Lamsal, chairman of the organizing committee, stated that the pitching and grand jury session of this competition will be broadcasted on Kantipur Television this year.

The contestants who are among the top 5 will have to participate in public voting through IME Pay and Sparrow SMS. Organizing committee member Sushil Pokharel informed that the best will be chosen based on jury selection, public voting, demo and company observation. The Public Choice ICT Award 2022 for the top 12 startups, products and rising star innovations will also be open with voting. Organizer Living with ICT has informed that Public Voting will be conducted from Friday 9th Mangsir to 29th of Mangsir.

The selection process is ongoing for the Pioneer, Entrepreneur, Woman Icon and Nepali Diaspora ICT Award categories. Similarly, Digital Education ICT Award given to private and government educational institutions, Digital Governance ICT Award to government institutions and Digital Services ICT Award for the corporate sector are also included in the categories. Various stages of selection processes have been going on for the past 3 months for the ICT Award 2022, which will be awarded in 13 categories. A startup fest was also organized on the 18th and 19th of Kartik with the participation of hundreds of startups.

This year, South Asia Startup ICT Award 2022 has also been announced targeting South Asian countries. The organizer has informed that more than 50 nominations have been received from 7 different countries in this category. Jury coordinator Hempal Shrestha said that the selection process for the winner of this category is being conducted with the involvement of experts from different countries. The best 5 South Asian startups will come to Nepal for the grand finale.

The grand finale of ICT Award 2022, in association with Nepal Telecom and Genese, powered by Huawei and Smart QR, organized by Living with ICT, will be held on 8th of Poush at The Soaltee Kathmandu. It is said that this program will be broadcasted live through various television, online and apps.

Among the top sponsors of ICT Award 2022, InfoDvelopers is the Title Sponsor. Similarly, the event is co-sponsored by Nepal Telecom and Genese. Huawei and Smart QR as powered by sponsors, Ncell in category sponsors, e-commerce partner Daraz, payment partner IME Pay, Internet partner is Dishhome Fibernet, knowledge partner Presidential Business School and the supporting partner is Microsoft.

The program has the support and cooperation of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Department of Information Technology, National Information Technology Center, Nepal Telecommunication Authority, Nepal Science and Technology Academy and Federation of Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Apart from this, the insurance partner of the award is IME General Insurance, data center and cloud partner Silver Lining, IT training partner Broadway Infosys, Ed-tech partner Veda, Incubation partner King’s College, Gaming partner Yarsa Labs, Supporting partner Fuse Machine and others.

How to do public voting?

Startup, Product and Rising Star Innovation ICT Award 2022 category best 5 can be voted through IME Pay and Sparrow SMS. To vote in these 3 categories, only one candidate can be voted in one category from one ID every day.

The best 12 contestants in all 3 categories can be voted in the Public Choice ICT Award 2022 category. There is a provision for voting in this category. For this category, the votes made by the observers in the last startup fest will also be considered as the basis. To vote, download the IME app and select ICT Award 2022 and after selecting the category, the contestant’s name will be displayed. You can vote for the candidate you like. Similarly, to vote by SMS, you have to type the text according to the voting code of the company or product and send the voting code to 33001. According to the organizers, Further information can be obtained from the official website www.ictaward.org for the voting code and other necessary information.