World StartUp Cup 2016 and WECREATE Summit Powered by GriffinWorx took place and invite at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The World StartUp Cup 2016 Champion is GoMobile, founded by Othmane Bekkari representing Morocco StartUp Cup. As the first place winning startup, GoMobile secured $25,000 in Amazon Web Services (AWS) credit. GoMobile’s is primed to play a major role in reducing the digital divide in Africa and connecting them to the world, or as Othmane puts it “connecting the unconnectable.” Ziggi, the first service from GoMobile, collects vetted content on specific topics with users through phones. Users are able to select relevant and gain valuable knowledge dependent on their preference.
The runner-up of World StartUp Cup 2016 Khalid Bajwa, founder of Patari representing Pakistan StartUp Cup, winning AWS $15,000 credits. Patari is a music streaming service founded in February 2015 by Khalid Bajwa and Humayun Haroon, in Pakistan. The online music streaming service is the first and largest offered in Pakistan.
The third place winner of World StartUp Cup is Hasmik Hovhannisyan and Ruzanna Baghdasaryan, founders of HY Pictures, representing Armenia StartUp Cup winning AWS $10,000 credits. HY Pictures is an Armenian production company which specializes in the production of documentaries and fiction films, and provides production services for foreign productions in Armenia. The Nolaland is their pilot project, offering highly interactive and engaging webcomics and graphic novels.
Running in parallel to World StartUp Cup will be the first WECREATE Summit, a celebration of women entrepreneurs around the globe. The WECREATE Summit featured an international panel of speakers who shared stories and experiences of actively empowering women entrepreneurs in Cambodia, Kenya, Pakistan, Vietnam and Zambia.
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