DSU partners with Built By Her

Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development at DSU joined hand as an academic partner with Built by Her, a 48-hour long online hackathon that focuses on empowering young women between the ages of 18 and 35 in building solutions for 12 developmental challenges that fall under the Asia Foundation’s key themes, offering prize money of 1.65 million.

The event was conducted in collaboration with the Asia Foundation and the US Department of State. Director CEID, Miss. Eram Abbasi was also invited as a judge and tech mentor for the event.

The event commenced on 23.Oct to 25.Oct where different teams across Pakistan participated to showcase their talent. Multiple teams from DHA Suffa also participated in the event and displayed their skills. The event focused on expanding economic opportunities for women by  Increasing female economic participation through Innovation and digitizing tourism and culture. The agenda that this year’s event took in hand was Technology and Development through Innovating access to quality healthcare technology and enabling access to education.

Due to COVID-19, the event was scheduled online focusing on  Improving Institutional performance in tackling COVID19 through Data and the Internet as a tool for civil society and government partnerships in relief efforts. It also enlighted the need for technology for Improving disaster management and planning.

At the end of the event, 20 teams were shortlisted from which 2 teams were selected as winners. On 5.Nov,2020 team Elletech and team Barricade were declared winners of the competition.