Yarl Geek Challenge - Season 7

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

Objective

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.

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Yarl Geek Challenge Season 7 – Senior

The Yarl Geek Challenge Senior is a premier entrepreneurship​ competition open to all youth.

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.

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Competition Timeline

The competition is organized in 3 phases.



Proposal Submission


Location : Online & via Designated Form

Deadline : 8th of Sept, 2018

Initial round of evaluation to qualify entries for Hackathon

Selections Round


Location : Jaffna

Date : 2nd, 3rd and 4th Nov, 2018

3 days event, which will be done in the typical Hackathon format. Short listed teams will be selected to participate in the finale.

The Grand Finale


Location : Colombo

Date : 17th of Nov, 2018

YGC Season 7 - Grand Finale will be held in Colombo

Apply Now for YGC7

For the seventh 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.

How does YGC Work

Quite simple, write about your innovative idea and submit the online form. Impressive ideas will pass the hurdle to reach the preliminary rounds in Jaffna. Selections will be held at the HNB Metro Building in Jaffna from the 2nd to 4th of November.

The teams that best convince the selection committee will compete for the champions title at the Grand Finale in Colombo on the 17th November.

How YGC is different

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.

What’s new this time

  • Special training and mentoring on presentation skills to perfectly pitch your idea.
  • Technical assistance for development
  • Help you select the best business path to launch the start-up
  • And more investors waiting to boost your startup

Fresh ideas need the expert eyes to survive the competition, YGC is the place to make it a feasible outcome. This is you turn to click the button and take the plunge.

Prospectus