#TeamGoodBoy Encourages Youth Join 5G Hackathon by Globe


#TeamGoodBoy encourages the Filipino youth to innovate and come up with solutions that can help address the nation’s problems. Kim Seon-ho, K-Drama star and Globe’s latest ambassador, invites students, young professionals, and entrepreneurs to join the country’s first and biggest 5G Hackathon by Globe. This will be held in cooperation with De La Salle University’s Animo Labs.

The 5G Hackathon by Globe

In the 5G Hackathon by Globe, there will be a series of workshops and mentorship aimed to improve the skills of young people. Hopefully, these events will help steer their mindset towards future goals.

“Join this year’s 5G Hackathon by Globe so you can develop the uses of 5G in different sectors of the Philippine economy and society,” Seon-ho said.

Categories will focus on the following innovations:

Read more about the different categories during the 5G Hackathon by Globe.

5G for Society – Education, Health Care, and Livelihood

To improve patient health monitoring and provide remote consultations, address mixed learning gaps, and opportunities. Will also enhance ways of working for Filipinos’ current livelihood such as farming, fisheries, and the like.

5G for Industries – Retail, Manufacturing, Logistics, E-Commerce

To increase the efficiency of different sectors through wide-scale artificial intelligence (AI) automation and internet of things (IoT). Improve customer experience and satisfaction through personalized real-time customer insights.

5G for Smart Cities – Disaster risk management, Sustainability, Asset and Resource Management, Transportation

To transmit and process real time information to solve traffic, urban planning, disaster risk, and other issues.

“Instead of looking for answers, make choices,” this is one of Ji-pyeong’s famous lines from the K-drama, Start Up. It matches his encouragement for the youth to be part of the 5G Hackathon and to start turning their ideas and dreams into reality.

Seon-ho recently won the hearts of many and gave almost everyone the ‘second lead syndrome’ when he starred as Han Ji-pyeong in Start-up. The show featured young entrepreneurs who held onto their dreams and made it to Korea’s high-tech industry.

Prizes at Stake

At the 5G Hackathon by Globe, winning teams may get as much as P500,000 at the end of the competition. They will also have the chance to be part of Globe’s 917Ventures’ Velocity venture builders program. This will allow them to work directly with the Globe 5G Acceleration Lab.

After a series of workshops, idea submission, mentorship, and pitching competition, the top 10 finalists will move on to develop their prototypes using Globe’s 5G platforms. Top teams will get to enjoy the following:

  • A total of 500 million pesos in cash prizes
  • A chance to develop their own business ventures backed by 917Ventures
  • Being able to further develop their product with Globe acceleration lab


Globe 5G Hackathon will run for three months starting May 2021. There will be interactive learning sessions with technology industry leaders, namely

  • Novare Technologies
  • Intel
  • AWS
  • 917 Ventures
  • Huawei
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Google Cloud
  • Microsoft
  • Cascadeo

The 5G Hackathon is part of the telco’s efforts to create a #FirstWorldNetwork in the country through a massive network upgrade and expansion program. This includes the rigorous deployment of 5G sites to more areas nationwide, laying down at least one million Fiber-to-the-Home, and the rollout of more 4G LTE infrastructure.

To know more about the 5G Hackathon, visit


Globe strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9. It highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.


8 thoughts on “#TeamGoodBoy Encourages Youth Join 5G Hackathon by Globe

  1. Wow.. It is A big help para sa mga Filipino Youth.. It iss A big start para satin Thanks To this Oppa. and Sa Globe too

  2. Agree with your stand about hiring foreign celebs as endorsers, mommy. But yeah, Ji-pyeong is perfect for this.

  3. Sana nga mas maraming kabataan ang ma encourage sa country’s first and biggest 5G Hackathon by Globe. At maging sa mga Filipino influencer.

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