Startup Weekend Pokhara: Tourism – 50 Participants, 27 Pitches, 9 Finalists

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It’s not a secret that tourism is one of the biggest contributor to Nepal’s GDP, it’s also not a secret that most of the tourism coming into Nepal is centered in Pokhara. So we thought why not organize our third Startup Weekend in Pokhara and have the theme of the Startup Weekend as Tourism. So on the World Tourism Day 2013, which is observed on September 27th, we started our third Startup Weekend in Nepal also the first one to take place outside the valley in Pokhara.

For Startup Weekend Pokhara: Tourism, we have 50 participants (11 female, 39 male) out of which 33 were from Kathmandu, 13 from Pokhara and 4 represented other districts like Dolpa, Lamjung, Biratnagar and Butwal. Out of the 27 pitches, 9 teams were formed. These nine teams will work throughout the weekend and pitch their ideas infront of the judges on Sunday.

Here are the details in the alphabetical order.

 

“TEAM Best Price Room”  

Best Price Room is a website/app that allows you to get best price last minute rooms.

 

“TEAM Couch Surfing”

Webpage that helps tourist to sign up for local accommodation

 

“TEAM Link’O”

Restaurant Recommendation System app based on location and preference.

 

“TEAM National Blood Donors Directory”

Its an android app to integrate blood need.

 

“TEAM Problems! Tell Us”

If you have any feedback or complaint regarding a service then this app is for you.

 

“TEAM QR Click”

Paste the QR code in the public place and redirect them to the information portal

 

“TEAM Rentific It’s Terrific”

You can rent anything, anywhere and anytime. Anything you need we got it! Just Rent with us

 

“TEAM Tourcult”

Mobile App and website for promoting tourism security. Planning and promotion of Tourism

 

“TEAM YouAssist”

Platform to interact, bond, help and assist tourist to tourist, hotels to tourist and anyone /any organization around area/zone.