MobileNepal is organizing Pivot Nepal - A competition for mobile app developers and other mobile enthusiasts to bring forward their creative and innovative mobile app ideas, products and prototypes that has the potential to stand out as a sustainable business in itself.
If you have some killer mobile app ideas and concepts that you think will work in Nepalese context and has the potential to be scaled up at an International level this is the right avenue for you to submit your idea and take it forward.
At the same time, if you already have conceived and developed mobile app and are looking to develop business around it, this is the right place for your to submit your concept and take it forward. The competition has started from February 25, 2013 and will continue till April 26, 2013.
Teams will be able to submit their idea in any of the three categories - Social Development, Utilities and Entertainment and Business and Financial Services through the website .
Top 5 submissions under each category (15 in total) will enter into the next phase of coaching and mentoring where they will have opportunity to discuss their idea with thematic experts, technical experts and business experts for a period of one month.
The last phase of the competition will be a grand pitching event on April 26, 2013 where all the 15 finalists will present their idea to an international jury and relevant stakeholders at the national level.
During the pitching event, the jury will select one winner under each category that will receive cash prize of US$ 1,000 each. There will also be an overall winner that will be entitled additional cash prize of US$ 3,000 along with an opportunity to participate and present their idea in a fully funded trip to an International Mobile event.
1. Call for Submissions (February 25, 2013 - March 15, 2013)
Registration and submission of ideas/concepts/prototypes/products by individual teams based on challenge categories within specified time frame through the website http://pivot.mobilenepal.net
2. Selection and Announcement of 15 finalists (March 20, 2013)
An independent jury comprising of expert professionals and evangelists on mobile entrepreneurship will select 5 most promising teams under each category.
3. Mentorship and Coaching for Finalists (March 21 – April 21, 2013)
Selected 15 teams (5 under each category) will undergo rigorous face2face as well as virtual mentorship, training and guidance on several aspects of their project with selected mentors and coaches for a period of one month.
Each of the selected team will refine their ideas, develop business cases and a minimum value product within two months of idea submission.
4. Pitching Event and Award Ceremony (April 26, 2013)
Each team will pitch their product and business case to an international panel of judges and other stakeholders including investors, technical experts, business leaders, etc.
Winners under each category and an overall winner will be announced at the end of pitching event who will be rewarded with cash and other prizes.
Organizers will work with each of the winners and other finalists and collectively explore the possibility of connecting them to relevant stakeholders (investors, incubators, etc.) both at the local and international level.
About Pivot Nepal:
Pivot Nepal is a two month long competition for mobile app developers and other mobile enthusiasts to bring forward their creative and innovative mobile app ideas, products and prototypes that has the potential to stand out as a sustainable business in itself.