APPrize 1k Apps Challenge is an initiative by the Indian Mobile Congress which is aimed at identifying top 1000 App-based solutions to address 20 problem statements across 5 themes. The top 1000 apps that are selected for this challenge will be launched at the IMC 2018 stage and given an opportunity to showcase their solutions to the world.
The five themes are – 1. Empowerment / Access to Services 2. Enhancing the User Experience 3. FinTech / Artificial Intelligence 4. Smart Cities / Smart Enterprises 5. Networks of the Future This challenge is facilitated by Startup India, Invest India, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry and iValley. The challenge is open to all mobile application developers across the country. About India Mobile Congress: India Mobile Congress is one of the biggest marquee Mobile, Internet and Technology event for South-East Asia organized by COAI and DoT. IMC 2017, held in September last year, was a first of its kind event in the Indian Subcontinent, bringing together Mobile, Internet, and Technology companies on one platform, under the theme, “Connecting the Next Billion”. The event was attended by more than 2,000 delegates, 32,000 visitors, 150 Speakers, 100 Exhibitors and 100 start-ups. IMC 2018, is envisaged to be a massive global event with its theme “New Digital Horizons Connect, Create, Innovate”. It aims at building ideas, forging lasting Industry relationships, showcasing leading-edge mobile technology & product trends, manufacturing services, sectoral insights and impactful solutions.