From all across the Pakistan 23 tech gurus has taken part in APIthon at the National Incubation Centre of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Tech master has come up with applications using the application programming interfaces (APIs).
This two days event was held in collaboration with Abacus Consulting and Momentum Tech Conference and other private partners in the Punjab’s capital city.
Amir Jafri founder of the Momentum Tech Conference said, “these kinds of hackathons are the need of the time as they benefit the service sector, tech teams and the public at large,”
The super mega event – Momentum Tech Conference – is going to be held in Karachi on February 19 and 20 where tech startups and entrepreneurs will be interacting with representatives from across the world including from Facebook, Amazon Web Service, Apigee, Microsoft, Zapya among many more. They will share their resources and tools with Pakistani startups and entrepreneurs and mentor them to reach the international markets.
Tech wizards, in the APIthon, came up with solutions for payments to boost the digital economy for different services using the APIs of local companies.
Momentum Tech Conference was held in partnership with Apigee, JS Bank, Telenor Bank, Easypaisa, Careem (Official Travel Partner), and National Incubation Center Lahore.
Amir Jafri further stated that through opening their APIs to other startups we are trying to convince several companies and startups to create a greater level of connectivity. He also stated that tech innovation needs socialization as Facebook and Instagram had grown because of the partnership of private sector and entrepreneurs.
Muhammad Siddique from Atlanta (Georgia) the co-author of “New Success Secrets” and “L.E.G. Formula”, and the founder of Global Social Entrepreneurship Foundation, said “promoting the culture of APIthon in Pakistan would create basis platform for tech startups in Pakistan and for that Momentum Pakistan – 2018 is the platform to connect with world best teachers which is going to happen on Feb 19-20, he added.
The tech wizards rewarded by APIthon. The Dream X won Rs100,000 from the JS Bank and a direct entry to the second round of Telenor Velocity Program. The first runner-up was the Repairwala. They won Samsung Smart Gear and VR headsets from the Telenor Bank. The second runner-up e-Khata won VR headsets whereas That’s Bike It team won a special prize.
These startups would be invited in mega event of Momentum Tech Conference in Karachi, where they have access to mentors from the Toronto-Waterloo region, referred to as the Silicon Valley North and home to thousands of tech startups and international companies, for visa and licensing assistance.