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Hackfest: Remotebase offers Rs 2.5 million prizes in Pakistan’s largest Hackathon

Pakistani tech startup Remotebase is offering prizes worth a whopping 2.5 million rupees for the winners of Pakistan’s largest Hackathon.

Remotebase Hackfest will offer an opportunity for Pakistani tech talent to compete for cash prizes as well as MacBooks, iPhones and direct interviews with the CTO.

The fast-growing tech startup seeks to recreate competitive, time-bound events by hosting Hackfest, Pakistan’s largest hackathon to date.

Picture Credit: Remotebase

Powered by JS Bank and Co-hosted by Ejad Labs, Hackfest 2021 will commence on Friday, 17th September and will run till 19th September.

Commending the efforts of Remotebase, Minister for Science and Technology, Shibli Faraz said: “There is absolutely no doubt in anyone’s mind of the immense opportunity that is presented through this Hackathon being organized by Remotebase, a startup co-founded by two young entrepreneurs from Lahore and now connecting Pakistani engineers with global opportunities. I am here to support this brilliant initiative as a representative of the Government.”

Minister of Science and Technology, Shibli Faraz commended the efforts of Remotebase for Pakistan’s tech ecosystem. Picture Credit: File.

The winning award includes a cash prize of PKR 1,000,000, the runner-up award will get a cash prize of PKR 500,000 and the second runner-up will win a cash prize of PKR 300,000, along with multiple other mind-blowing prizes.

Remotebase has announced several award categories for the Hackfest, including Audience Choice, Best Designed Project, Best Written Code, Most Functional Project, and Investors’ Award.

Contestants will also get a chance to win exclusive mentorships with expert FAANG engineers, tech visionaries, and investors from all across the world.

This is an opportunity for aspiring technical entrepreneurs to pitch their respective ideas to leading international investors and venture capitalists.

According to Qasim Asad Salam, the Co-founder of Remotebase: “The main objective of Hackfest is to generate high-value, actionable ideas and applications that empower the technological ecosystem of Pakistan.”

Over 20 international judges, speakers and mentors will be a part of Remotebase Hirefest. Picture Source: Remotebase.

Sponsored by tech buffs like Swvl, Redis, PWIC, and PSEB, Hackfest will comprise groundbreaking challenges for the participants. These challenges have been curated by collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology and Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA).

As stated by Talha Masood, the Co-founder and CTO of Remotebase: “As a quick route to innovation, hackathons are intensely focused, creative and collaborative. I am happy to see Remotebase leading the way towards such events. I am myself looking to code weekend long in the upcoming Hackathon.”

Registration to the event is absolutely free. Top tech-forerunners, including software engineers, UI/UX designers, project managers, fresh-grads and students, are encouraged to team up or individually enrol for the event.

Picture via Remotebase.

You can register for Hackfest by clicking here.

Additionally, Remotebase has originated a tech community for all enthusiasts to connect and engage with each other. Pakistan Developers’ Forum (PDF) is open to all tech enthusiasts, however joining the forum is compulsory for Hackfest participants as all the communications and updates will take place through that channel.

You can be a part of PDF by clicking here.

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