Brunei tech startups to pitch their products at APICTA Awards in Guangzhou

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Waqiuddin Rajak
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Winners of this year’s Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA) are in Guangzhou, China this week to pitch their products at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA).

A total of eight teams departed from Brunei yesterday, including startups TechBru Solutions, Mindtrex, WasapPay and BICTA 2018 champion Mindplus.

The team will be competing with groups from 16 countries for the coveted APICTA award and prize money.

They will also have the opportunity to secure business deals at the annual event.

The teams will be provided with a booth to promote their products and network with other regional participants.

“They have been quite promising so far. Let’s hope they could perform well and get what they deserve for this year’s APICTA challenge,” said Hjh Ismawati Hj Ismail, senior manager at the Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry (AITI), prior to the team’s departure from the Brunei International Airport yesterday.

Brunei’s participation in APICTA is an initiative pushed by AITI to stimulate innovation and creativity in ICT, as well as to support developments in the industry by encouraging individuals, students and businesses compete at the international level.

Since 2008, Brunei has bagged two awards, 13 merits and four special mentions in the APICTA awards.

Participating students checking in their luggage at the Brunei International Airport before departing for China. Image: Waqiuddin Rajak

Also joining the international competition were students from Universiti Brunei Darussalam and Universiti Teknologi Brunei, who will be presenting their projects MechSim, GoBacker and Droplet.

Students from St John’s School, Chung Ching Middle School and Chung Hua Middle School are also tagging along with the group to compete in the competition’s Schools level.

The Bruneian