Four teams won the Digital Tourism Hackathon competition



It was a great opportunity to test startup ideas, meet potential co-founders, prototype products/services, help in advancing the tourism & tech entrepreneurial community in Palestine, and launch the next high-growth startups.


Four teams won the Hackathon’s competition; the first “2 winning teams” have guaranteed seats in the incubation program of Sigma Labs planned to be launched in April 2023and all the winning teams obtained pre-incubation support at the Palestine TechnoPark.


Get to know our winners:


In the third place: Two teams were in the third place:


- Palestine Gate: a team of Entrepreneurs met at the Digital Tourism Hackathon to improve and digitize tourism in Palestine. Using Virtual Reality and MetaVers, we will allow people with no Accessibility to Palestine to teleport virtually to historical locations.


- Leaptopeak: Leap to Peak is based on experiences that can awaken spirits and incite change. By seeking to offer adventures that elevate people's minds, bodies, and spirits by connecting individuals to local cultural experiences and nature-immersive retreats. There is plenty to see and do in this vast world, but not many get to experience places through the lens of locals, uncover their talents, and let nature speak for itself.


In the second place: 


-PalAR: Designing augmented reality games in tourist places to promote tourism.To keep pace with recent developments in the context of enabling information and communication technology and employing it within the framework of digitizing the tourism system in tourist cities to reach smart tourist cities by providing modern digital tourism services, the transportation system is one of the most important requirements for the tourist. On the other hand, its importance lies as an economic tributary to the state. However, there are multiple challenges facing tourists in terms of locating tourist offices in advance, as well as the possibility of a time delay when requesting a transport vehicle, whether a taxi or a tourist. Therefore, the lack of digital maps and supportive systems for these services is one of the most important challenges for the transition toward smart tourist cities. The research paper aims to highlight the importance of digitizing tourism services to support tourist cities by providing applications that allow the tourist to request a specific service within the site with a focus on enabling the system for positioning services so that the tourist can locate the nearest service he wants and obtain it without delay. Thus, we talk about the importance of planning tourism services systems in sustainable development and their impact on societies on the other hand. Improving the quality of digital services provided within the framework of revitalizing digital tourism.



In the first place

-Astropal : Hospitality, Entertainment, Travel Tech, Tourism, Heritage, Information and Communication Technologies: Aerospace & Defense, Geolocation, IOT, IT services, Security, Smart Cities, Smart home, Telecommunication, Mobile app development, Gaming, Software development.