GSMA, Ncell organise startup collaboration workshop

Kathmandu, August 20

The GSMA (GSM Association), together with Ncell, organised an ‘MNO Startup Collaboration Workshop’ seeking to reinforce collaborations between mobile operators and startup companies in Nepal.

The workshop was organised to share insights on how startup companies can work together with mobile operators. More than 50 representatives from over 30 startups took part and got to learn about innovation, trends and examples on how startups have collaborated with telecom companies, creating value for telcos, startups and customers across Africa and Asia pacific.

“In the changing landscape of the tech industry, telecom companies need to be a major enabler for innovation and facilitate partnerships for a sustainable business environment. There are many opportunities for telecom companies and Ncell is very optimistic about partnering with startups,” said Irwin M. Eusoff, Chief Strategy Officer of Ncell.

During the workshop, Martin Karanja, Market Engagement Director for the GSMA’s Ecosystem Accelerator programme, highlighted 10 major initiatives that the GSMA Mobile for Development teams will be focusing on; ClimateTech, AssistiveTech, Mobile for Development Utilities, Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation, Connected Society, Connected Women, Digital Identity, Ecosystem Accelerator and AgriTech.

Emerging startup companies like Karkhana, ICT for Agri Tech, eSewa, SochWare, Sarathi, Foodmario, Avyas, Khalti, Upaya, and industry Hamrobazaar, Letz Go and Supply Box, among others, participated in the workshop.

Published on August 21st, Wednesday, 2019 3:13 PM

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