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GP Skitto Hackathon

IUT secures 1st position, DU runner-up

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 2 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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IUT secures 1st position, DU runner-up

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Skitto, Grameenphone’s popular youth-centric product, has announced the names of winners and runners-ups of ‘Skitto Hackathon’ programme at GP House in the capital recently.

With the slogan – Hack it to Make it, the objective of the Skitto Hackathon was to encourage young and talented students from various universities to engage in activities that testify to their understanding of business models, said a press release.

Participants from reputed universities like North South University, East West University, United International University, American International University Bangladesh, BRAC University and Independent University Bangladesh assessed a problem statement.

Then, they were required to develop a business model and a prototype to solve that problem. Thousands of students responded to Skitto’s call for the exciting Hackathon around June this year, and ultimately ten teams consisting of 3 – 5 members were shortlisted for the finals.

It showcased an array of transformational ideas and was the first ever hackathon competition organised by Skitto and Grameenphone.

Team “Circuit Brokers” from the Islamic University of Technology (IUT) secured the Champion’s trophy at the Skitto Hackathon.

In contrast, team “End Game” from Islamic University of Technology (IUT) and “Inmates” from Dhaka University won the first and second runners-up positions, respectively.

Grameenphone CHRO Syed Tanvir Husain and CMO Mohammad Sajjad Hasib handed over the cheques to the winners in the presence of SM Monirul Haque, Director, IT, Vaibhav Madhukar Nikte, Head of Commercial Planning and Development, Shaila Rahman, Head of Business Partner and Circle HR, Kazi Emran Mahboob, Head of Skitto and other Grameenphone high officials.

The champion team won prize money of Tk 1 lakh, and the first and second runner-up teams received cheques worth Tk 50 thousand and Tk 25 thousand, respectively.