‘Digital Innovation Challenge for Women’, season 2

Achia Nila
Posted August 7, 2020 from Bangladesh

After a successful season one of the technology-based ‘Digital Innovation Challenge for Women’, season 2 of the contest organized by Women In Digital, powered by Microsoft Bangladesh in association with The Daily Star, has begun. The objective of this contest is to encourage women to develop new ideas, inspire them to develop new applications, websites and online services that add real value to the communities and can contribute to the development. New startups led by women are welcomed to participate in the initiative to come up with their innovative solutions to different problems. Women with innovative ideas have been sending their ideas since August 3. The deadline to apply for the contest is September 7, 2017. It is expected that the competition will start from September 09, 2017, with an inauguration ceremony at The Daily Star Centre, after the project selection phase of September 8. The opening ceremony will be marked by a brief presentation of the ideas that would manage to qualify the initial selection round. After presenting the ideas, each of the team would get a mentor who would help them to groom their ideas into plans for the next week.

Four presentation sessions and a series of mentoring sessions and other crucial phases of the contest will follow the inauguration ceremony where the ideas will be evaluated according to their merit, feasibility, usefulness, and other judgment criteria.

The series of presentations and mentoring sessions will ensure that the best ideas have qualified for the final round of October 13, where only a few teams would get the opportunity to present their ideas after being groomed by their mentors.

The contest will end with the award-giving ceremony on October 14, 2017. The top three teams will win Tk50,000, Tk30,000, and Tk20,000 respectively. Besides, they will be provided with a product development facility. The winners will also get assistance to protect their ideas through copyright.#WomenInDigital

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Tamarack Verrall
Aug 07
Aug 07

Hi Nila,
It is so good to know about the work being done by Women In Digital, and to read about this exciting contest. It has been designed so brilliantly, assigning mentors, and building in groups. Congratulations to the organizers. Please keep us posted!

Chi8629
Aug 08
Aug 08

Sister thank you for sharing.

Nini Mappo
Aug 08
Aug 08

Hi Achia,
Another great digital competition by you and your team! I marvel at all the creative energy and know-how you invest into these projects to generate ideas that are attractive to contestants and other incentives to encourage participation.

I'm lad to hear that you have already received some ideas to begin working on.
Good on you!

Hello, Achia,

A competition is a great way in bringing out the excellence of the participants. Looking forward to reading the updates of the entries and winners!

Achia Nila
Aug 11
Aug 11

Sure Karen! I will keep you posted :)

Vanora.Lee
Aug 14
Aug 14

It's great to know that all round the world is getting more serious about women's innovation and bring them into live. Congratulations to all winners and hope that they are all doing good. It'2017, do they organise it annually? Please keep us posted.

Paulina Nayra
Sep 09
Sep 09

This is a great initiative Achia. It gives opportunity to women to express their talents and skills in digital technology. Will we get to know the project ideas which were submitted?
Good luck and take care.
Huggs.