The University of Southeastern (USeP) Institute of Computing (IC) students stood out in the first-ever Blockathon in Mindanao on May 18–19, 2019 at Kadena Hub, Mabini St., cor. Araullo, Davao City. Fourteen (14) teams battled in the said competition.
The participants had their own unique innovative ideas which aimed to address the different issues in the sectors of society — government, indigenous people, agriculture, education, and other businesses.
The USeP IC students won the top prizes. Kiarrah Menil, Pauline Marie Dumagan, Frances Dimaano and Rio Jessa Mae Florida brought home the bacon for their innovative idea called MAMAY, a new tool that enables mothers to buy and sell breast milk online. James Cabrera, Jonard Tanilon, Sheila Joy Regis, Michael Juanito Regis Jr. and Abdur Rahim Jumlani won the second place with their application called TITULO by Concepcion Joshua that eliminates fraudulent sales of land. Dannah Rose Sanda, Pinky Corpin, Rolly Lee Linao, Gerondio Asejo Jr. and Leonard Bran Padada bagged the third prize with their product CommLabs, a mobile-based livestock finder with geotagging for buyers.
Consolation prizes were also given to selected student-proponents of the following applications: Lucid, Musikatin, BusKoTo, and Diploma. Lucid offers a solution for the transparency of the transactions done by the government. Similar to the second and third placers, Lucid received an offer for future incubation. Musikatin, BuSKoTo, and Diploma received free mentorship from TraxionTech.
The prizes of Blockathon 2019 are the following: Champion – Five Million worth of HTML Coins, Four Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 400,000) worth of incubation, and One Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 100,000) seed money; Second Prize – Three Million worth of HTML coins and incubation from TraxionTech; and Third Prize – Two Million worth of HTML Coins and incubation from TraxionTech.
The said activity was spearheaded by USeP Technology Business Incubation Unit in partnership with TraxionTech Inc. and Kadena Hub.