KATHMANDU, August 20: The second ICT award 2017 organized by Living with ICT on Thursday felicitated top three startups and top three innovative products amid a program held at Hotel Yak and Yeti, Durbar Marg.
Zeftware Solutions, Paila Technologies, and Basobaas Nepal Pvt Ltd were felicitated with the ICT Start-Up Company Award 2017, while Pari Robot, Nepal VR and Everest Cast were conferred ICT Innovative Product Award 2017.
According to the organizers, 43 startups and 52 products had registered for the award. “A panel of eight jury members evaluated each of the applicants through interviews and presentations to select top five in each of the categories. The winners were decided based on the votes they received through SMS and online voting processes, which were open to the general public from August 5 to 11,” informed Shiva Basnet, publicity coordinator of the award.
Meanwhile, Suresh Kumar Regmi was felicitated with the ICT Pioneeer Award 2017 for his contribution to the development of information technology sector in Nepal. Likewise, Kiran Bhakta Joshi was awarded the ICT Diaspora Award 2017 for taking Nepal to Hollywood with his animation skills.
The program was inaugurated by Minister for Information and Communications Mohan Bahadur Basnet.