The Yarl Geek Challenge Senior is a premier entrepreneurship competition open to all youth.
The intent of the competition is to nurture startup mindset, business skills, technological skills, innovation and creativity, fostering a spirit of entrepreneurship among the entrants.
The best and the brightest young minds will be invited to join hands to utilise technology, taking on some of the world’s toughest problems. While competing with their peers, participants will have the opportunity to work alongside industrial practitioners, gain valuable industrial experience, make new friends, expose their abilities to the global IT industry and transform their ideas into reality.
Yarl Geek Challenge Senior is a technology competition organized by Yarl IT Hub with the intent of creating a start up ecosystem.
The competition consists of 3 phases.
During the first phase teams need to submit the application and qualify through the review process which focus on technological & business viability of the product/service/idea. In the second round the shortlisted teams need to participate in the 3 day Yarl Geek Challenge Senior Hackathon in Jaffna, from which a limited number of teams will be selected to participate in the Finale, which will be held in Colombo. Entrants will be advised to vigilantly review the prospectus before submitting an entry, since different skill sets and technical requirements are expected from a team.
The competition is organized in 3 phases.
Location : Email or Online
Deadline : 30th of Sept, 2017
Initial round of evaluation to qualify entries for Hackathon
Location : Jaffna
Date : 3rd, 4th and 5th Nov, 2017
3 days event, which will be done in the typical Hackathon format. Short listed teams will be selected to participate in the finale.
Location : Colombo
Date : 18th of Nov, 2017
YGC Season 6 - Grand Finale will be held in Colombo
For the sixth time again it's time to join Yarl Geek Challenge which brings the young and budding entrepreneurs and developers together to challenge each other in building and launching their new ideas.
Quite simple, write about your innovative idea and email it to us. Impressive ideas will pass the hurdle to reach the preliminary rounds in Jaffna. Selections will be held at the HNB auditorium in Jaffna from the 3rd to 5th of November.
The teams that best convince the selection committee will compete for the champions title at the Grand Finale in Colombo on the 18th November.
This is not a normal hackathon where you sit and code through mid-night. YGC is a relaxed environment to network with people like you, investors and experts in the industry to help you mould your idea into fine product ready for market.