It’s been more than a year since the pandemic began, and even the most foresighted people were caught off guard by the challenges of these unprecedented times. Globe believes that technology has enabled many people, particularly young people, to connect and even develop innovative solutions to modern problems.
Last April 27, Globe launched #Globe5GHackathon, the country’s largest hackathon event, in collaboration with Animo Labs of De La Salle University-Manila. Beginning with Virtual Hangouts, students and young professionals from across the country are invited to attend enablement workshops designed to inspire them to think outside the box and reinvent their power to create change today and for future generations by leveraging Globe’s 5G technology.
“Globe believes that the youth can unlock the nation’s potential through breakthrough innovations. By giving them a platform and the right tools to turn their ideas into reality, they can create lasting impact through the proper use of 5G technology,” said Issa Guevarra-Cabreira, Globe Chief Commercial Officer.
The workshops, which are scheduled to take place between May 21 and June 4, 2021, will provide participants with the opportunity to be coached and mentored by industry experts on 5G technology and innovation. They will then cultivate and bring their ideas to life through a nationwide pitch from June 21 to 25, 2021. Winning teams will receive exciting prizes as well as the chance to have their ideas funded by one of Globe’s partners and 917Ventures, Globe’s largest corporate venture builder. The winners will be announced on September 3, 2021.
The 5G Hackathon is part of the telco’s ongoing efforts to make the country a #FirstWorldNetwork.
The company is a strong supporter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which emphasizes the importance of infrastructure and innovation as drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact and the ten UN SDGs.