The necessity to pass down knowledge and success secrets should never be underrated. When a road path to success is discovered it is important to share such a path with others in other to keep it alive and in use. It is possible these Egyptian startups are also of this understanding, hence they establish a pathway to share acquired knowledge.
Three Egyptian startups, Elsewedy Electric, The knowledge Hub Universities (TKH) and Flat6labs have partnered up to launch a tech hackathon event focused on clean and energy technology.
The hackathon which is titled Climathon is initiated to provide specific youngsters with the opportunities to showcase and improve on their ideas in the theme of the event.
In the year 2022, several hackathons have taken place in Egypt many of these hackathons focused on ideas in the climate change, smart cities and sustainable energy niche. This is as the country itself launched a climate intervention likewise hosting the international conference for climate change, the COP27.
This season is majorly out to help startups whose focus is on sustaining the earth as there are various programs and many to come set to support their initiatives.
While these three startups come together to establish this hackathon, each startup has its part to play to make the event a success. The program will see TKH as the host, offering its premises to host the participants, likewise other technical support. Flat6labs is providing participants with access to the program. it will oversee the training, event management and mentorship sector of the event.
One of the major activities of the event is to give students of El Sewedy Electric’s Graduate Development Program and Coventry University access to present their ideas according to the event’s theme.
Being launched by a venture capitalist, a career-launching platform and an education hub, the Climathon seems to be set on fresh minds who are still energetic to chase passion. individuals with ideas in agrictech, energy and water management, smart cities and industry 4.0 will be selected to participate in the hackathon.
While commenting on the coming event, El Sewedy Education’s Chief Executive Officer and TKH Board of Trustees Vice Chairman, Ihab Salama, said “We are all responsible for fighting the environmental challenges our world is facing today and we -at El Sewedy Education and The Knowledge Hub Universities- are keen on providing youth with the skills and resources to be able to tackle such challenges through The Climathon. Partnering up with Flat6Labs and Elsewedy Electric will bring young brilliant minds together to elevate their ideas and solutions towards a sustainable future of our planet.”
Asides empowering the youth to fight climate change, the Claimathon hackathon which is mentorship and workshop inclusive is said provide the 30 selected teams withhow to knowledge and guidelines in the ecosystem.