Democratized healthcare services tops #Globe5GHackathon
Out of 289 teams and over 700 individuals who entered the competition, the winning ideas in the first-ever Globe 5G Hackathon focused on democratizing healthcare services, proper food waste management for businesses, and creating opportunities for service providers and clients. As the pioneer of 5G technology in the Philippines, Globe launched the three-month competition as a way to unlock Filipino innovators’ potential and assist them in bringing their ideas for high-impact, real-world applications of 5G to life. “We live in a fast-paced world and we at Globe believe that the best way to keep up with the changing times is to educate our customers about the power of technology and its possibilities for bettering our society. We hope to have more hackathons in the years to come and may this platform hone the desire of the Filipino youth to inspire and spark further innovations for the betterment of the future,” said Darius Delgado, Head of Globe Consumer Mobile Business. The top three winners were determined by their scores in the following areas: 20% business plan proposal, 20% venture worthiness, 40% testing of the working prototype, and 20% presentation and defense during the question and answer portion of the program. Among the judges for the competition’s finals were Globe’s Head of Product and Content Nikko Acosta, Portfolio Operations Director of Kickstart Ventures Bit Santos, 917Ventures Managing Director Vince Yamat, Executive Director of Animo Labs Frederico Gonzalez, and Fellow & Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation of De La Salle University Dr. Raymond Tan. Alaga Health, Tenth Maria, and Team CamvS also received cash prizes of up to P200,000 to help them scale up their ideas, as the top three winners of the competition. They will also receive continued mentorship from Globe over the coming months, as they build their products and services. Meanwhile, the remaining groups in the top 10, namely LunaX, bant.AI, OHC, D’Hacks, Handuraw, iGAT, and Vortex Runners, all received P20,000 each to continue development of their proposed services. Among those include a virtual patient simulator for medical students, a road safety mobile app, an online masterclass for online mental health support, and a connected IoT system for the fishing industry.