Netsol Technologies recently conducted its 2nd Throw-A-Thon, a hackathon in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), where more around 200 participants from all over Pakistan showcased their innovative ideas revolving around entrepreneurship and virtual reality.
The hackathon kicked off on 3rd June, with a grand opening ceremony attended by the participants, key media persons and bloggers.
Event had bunch of exciting workshops for the participants by mentors including Zubin Davar, Product and Partnerships Marketing Manager at Google, Bart Denny, Senior Vice President of Product at eeGeo and Ahmad Shah Nawaz, Country Lead of Mobility Apps at Google.
In addition, the participants experienced virtual reality by using the first HTC Vive in Pakistan.
Faizaan Ghauri, Founder of Throw, Vice President of Strategy at Netsol and Chief Marketing Officer at eeGeo, said, “We are overwhelmed by the response we got at this hackathon and the startup and VR ideas presented by the participants. It shows that Pakistan has a huge appetite for such events and we look forward to conduct more of these in the future.”
The closing ceremony was conducted on the 5th of June and was attended by Salim Ghauri, Ceo of Netsol, Fawwad Ghauri, Head of Digital Tranformation & Co-Founder of Itchy Fingerz, Ahmad Shah Nawaz and Zohair Yousafi, Head of Expansion Pakistan at Uber.
10 best teams from general startup category were shortlisted to present their ideas at the closing ceremony. Out of which, ‘Team Ghar Par’ secured first prize while 2nd prize was secured by ‘Team Car Chabi’ and the 3rd prize by ‘Team Book my Umrah’.
In addition, the ‘Best Presentation’ award was given to: Auzaaj, Affordable and Ghar Par. The Best Instagrammer Award was won by: Zeeshan Irfan and the Best Tweeter by: Usama Rehman.
In the VR track, the 1st Place for the ‘Best Overall Experience’ was won by ‘Team Pebu’ and the 2nd Place by ‘Team Virtual Property Guide’. The 1st Place for the ‘Most Creative Idea’ was bagged by ‘Team Raft Tech’ and the 2nd Place by ‘Team Virtual Souls’.