The eToken mobile app was selected as the best idea pitched at the third edition of Startup Weekend (Technology edition) held at the Thimphu TechPark in Thimphu, according to an information and communications ministry press release.

The eToken mobile app is a digital solution for token systems in institutions like banks and hospitals. The first runner up was REACH Bhutan, an online platform for Bhutanese CSOs to sell their products online, while the third runner up was Bhutan Taxi, a mobile app for hiring taxis.

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event, which brings aspiring entrepreneurs together to allow them to share and generate ideas, create sustainable business models and solutions to real world problems, test their ideas and meet potential partners, and launch the idea.

The event was hosted in collaboration with Techstars, the Department of IT & Telecom and the Department of Employment.

Information and communications minister DN Dhungyel awarded prizes to the participants.

The event ended on April 16.

 Staff reporter