Ncell announced selection of 24 teams, six each from four categories of agriculture, corporate solutions, education and tourism, as the finalists for Ncell App Camp 2014.
A total of 150 teams had competed to find place in the top 24. Following closure of submission of final ideas on December 1, independent panels, including representatives from institutions like International Financial Corporation of World Bank Group, Nepal Tourism Board, Golchha Organisation, NIMBUS and F1Soft, among others, evaluated and scored their final app ideas and business plan to decide the finalists, according to Ncell.
The 24 ideas of apps or teams were judged based on their scores on criteria such as importance of problems their ideas solved, global scalability potential, business model and articulation and presentation.
Six teams that got the highest scores under agriculture are Care Crop, Creative Mind, Creatu Developer I, ICT for Agriculture, Saathi and The Revolution. AppsJhola, Cabby, Drupartment, Eagle School Bus, QOD and SentiNep have been selected as finalists under Corporate Solutions reports media.
Likewise, MeroAnswer, Group of Innovative Developer, Leazies, Riti-Riwaj, Special Forces and Team Xaverian are six finalists in the education category, while HireAGuide, Home Stay Nepal, Nepflights, Team Yellow Nepal, Tourist Talk and Lipi (Script) have been selected as six finalists in the tourism category.
The 24 teams will compete in the final competition to be held from December 9 to 11.
Ncell said that during the final stage of the competition, teams will learn more about running an innovative business and get additional guidance from local and international mentors on their app ideas. On the final day, teams will pitch their ideas and present a demo of their app to a panel of jury, who will then decide the winners of the competition.
The winners of each category will receive Rs 250,000 and the overall winner will receive additional Rs 500,000 and an opportunity to participate in similar overseas app camp in 2015.