Claire Buré, Commons 11, explained the criteria on which the judgment was made such as whether the app makes social business sense, how capable of catering to social problems the apps are. She further applauded YoungInnovations for hosting the platform for young IT entrepreuners in Nepal.
Tokens of appreciation were given to all jury members: Ms. Claire Buré (Commons 11), Mr. Bal Krishna Joshi (Thamel Dot Com), Mr. Abhinab Basnyat (Biruwa Ventures), Mr. John Snowden (CloudFactory), Mr. Shashi Bhattarai (InfoDev), Mr. Anil Chitrakar (Social Entrepreuner), Mr. Chris Sprague (Leapfrog), Mr. Suman Shakya (Digitainment) and Mr. Mark Sears (CloudFactory).
Business & Financial Services Winner: USD 1000: eSewa (fund transfer gateway)
Social Development: USD 1000: Birthday Forest (tree plantation)
Utilities & Entertainment: USD 1000: nLocate (resources location services)
PIVOT Nepal 2013 Winner: Additional USD 3000: nLocate!
Mr. Bhaskar Raj Karnikar (Senior Vice President of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, FNCCI) proceeded to deliver the concluding speech extending on FNCCI's gratitude for the initiative of sponsorers and facilitators in providing this platform and congratulating the winners and participants.
Mr. Bibhusan Bista gave closing remarks to evening highlighting how far the IT industry has come in Nepal in recent years. He commended Nepali entrepreuners' commitment and applauded the efforts of all participants. He gave well-deserved thanks to all supporters, facilitators, volunteers, logistics, jury members and all other involved parties.
The evening ended with an exquisite cocktail party at the spectacular Radisson banquet hall where participants and investors proceeded to lobby.