Student Start-Up Business Center
Call for Applications - Built By Her Virtual Hackathon
Published On:  Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Dear Entrepreneurs,

NIC Karachi, in collaboration with The Asia Foundation - Pakistan, is organizing Built By Her Virtual Hackathon to provide female tech enthusiasts and change makers between the ages of 18 and 35 the platform to build innovative solutions to address a variety of developmental challenges. Two winning teams will win cash prizes USD 5000 each.

Each participating team must have at least one coder or developer and should be working on an idea, MVP, prototype or final product/solution in one of the following thematic areas:

1. Empower Women

           A. Mitigating School Dropouts by Utilizing Technology and the Internet

           B. Digitally Tackling the Mental Health Crisis

2. Expand Economic Opportunities

           A. Increasing Female Economic Participation through Innovation

           B. Digitizing Tourism and Culture

3. Technology and Development

           A. Innovating Access to Quality Healthcare

           B. Technology Enabling Access to Education

4. Increase Environmental Resilience

           A. Promoting Sustainable Food Production and Sourcing through Data

           B. Technology for Improving Disaster Management and Planning

5. Books for Asia

           A. Filling in the Education Gap through Digital Learning

           B. Changing Attitudes Towards the Pandemic through Education and Technology

6. Strengthen Governance

          A. Improving Institutional Performance in Tackling COVID19 through Data

          B. The Internet as a Tool for Civil Society and Government Partnerships in Relief Efforts

 Event Schedule is as below:

18 October ----------- Application Deadline

23 - 25 October --------------- 48 Hour Virtual Hackthon (Slack and Zoom support)

5 November ------------Winner Announcement (Live on Facebook)

For further information, please see:

To apply, candidates need to fill out this application form:

For any queries, please contact Ms. Sayed Sana Shah, Creative and Outreach Lead, NIC Karachi at

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