Pitch your solution to Metro traffic and win $1K

/ 05:49 PM June 03, 2016

Amid the worsening congestion on Metro Manila roads, this year’s “Hack The CBD: The Pitch Battle for Urban Mobility Solutions” contest is looking for the best and most innovative pitches to solve traffic woes and other urban mobility problems in the metropolis.

“Urban mobility has long been a problem in the Philippines and it’s only getting worse. Cars, infrastructure and people continue to populate the country and the Philippines isn’t getting any bigger. Hack The CBD is looking for the best minds to offer their best ideas in maximizing the limited space of the metro using today’s technology,” said Miko Morales, mobile editor from Inquirer Mobile.


The contest is open to students and professional residing in the country. Interested participants, individuals or teams of two to five members each, must upload a one-minute video on Vimeo of their “Urban Mobility Solution,” ranging from traffic solution, optimizing parking and urban logistics and green vehicles.

Participants must include business and marketing plans, financial projections, competitive analysis and metrics in their entries. Additional points will be given to those who can provide pitches that can be used in the country’s primary business districts, namely the Makati central business district (CBD) and Bonifacio Global City.


Entries for the preliminary round must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. of June 6, 2016.

The entries, which may be implemented with the investors, will be judged according to technical and financial viability, novelty, and sustainability.

Five finalists will be chosen from the preliminary round and will be invited to participate in a three-minute live pitch on June 13 at the Shangri-La at the Fort in Manila, which will be done in front of a panel of urban mobility experts and investors led by former Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner, ZipCar executive and author Gabe Klein. A two-minute question-and-answer will follow each live pitch.

The winner will receive a grand prize of $1,000 and a chance to meet with potential venture capitalists and be featured on Inquirer Mobile. YG

Hack The CBD: Pitch Battle for Urban Mobility Solutions is made possible by Transnational Diversified Group in partnership with Horizon Homes At The Fort Manila and Urban Land Institute.

For full details of the contest visit http://inquirermobile.net/hackthecbd/

For comments, inquiries, and clarifications email [email protected].


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