Teams pitch ideas

KATHMANDU: The winners of Nepal’s biggest mobile app development conclave, Ncell App Camp 2015, will be announced on Tuesday. One winner each from four categories — ‘Games and Entertainment’, ‘Health’, ‘Tourism’ and ‘Utilities’ — will be declared and there will be a grand prize winner from among the four winners, as per the statement. On Monday, 24 teams (six from each of the four categories) shortlisted for the final competition, pitched their ideas in front of an independent panel of judges. Earlier, 150 teams were selected from total of 738 ideas and went a series of training and seminars to develop their app ideas and prepare a working prototype of their app called minimum viable product (MVP). The 24 teams were selected on the basis of pre-announced criteria. The best team in each of the four categories wins a cash prize of Rs 250,000 and a grand winner from among them wins an additional cash prize of Rs 500,000 and an opportunity to participate in an international event in 2016.