After a long and challenging 3-month journey, five teams taking part in the second cycle of the SmartStart: Young Innovator programme were selected to transform their tech ideas and business models into reality with the aid of US$4,000 and six months of incubator support from Impact Hub and Smart Axiata.
The official public opening of Book Angkor Tuk Tuk in Siem Reap saw the opportunity of creating important dialogues about the future of sustainable tourism in Cambodia.
After a 3-month intensive innovation program, Solar Micro Grid were recently chosen as winners of the winners of Youth Eco Labs 2018 at the final pitching session at Impact Hub Phnom Penh, with Smart Bins coming in second. Both team’s impressive business ideas were rewarded with the opportunity to be guests on the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook Live “Let’s Chat” programme, and an eco-friendly gift basket.
After a 2-day hackathon event, 5-day technopreneurship camp, several shortlistings and pitching sessions, the time has finally come for the top 15 final teams to give their final pitches.
For our first instalment of “The Journey of: Technovation Cambodia 2018,” we had the chance to interview Tech Girls Cambodia, the 1st place National Grand Prize Winner in the Senior Division, and the creators of the E-Lab educational mobile app.