Startup Weekend Kathmandu: Global Battle 2013 took place last week. There were 51 registered participants from which 39 pitches were made. 11 ideas were voted the best among the pitches and were built over the weekend.
The winning ideas were 1st place DoCoPoCo, a web-enabled company for moving furniture and other peripherals around town, 2nd place e-tickets in Nepal, a mobile app and SMS service-based company that will allow users to purchase and receive event tickets from anywhere in Nepal and 3rd place Sosochuck, an android application over Google maps to find public toilets.
There were other ideas that could become viable businesses if polished and executed properly. It was great to see aspiring entrepreneurs working passionately on using their knowledge and network to solve the pressing issues in Nepal.