#CloseUp: Who are the winners of the GovTech Challenge Series? (Part 1)
Updated: Nov 23, 2020
Today we are talking with one of the two winners of the pilot GovTech Challenge Series pitch day - Columbus Lietuva. What kind of solutions do they offer and what have they learnt throughout the GovTech Challenge Series process?
Q: How can your solutions help other companies and public sector institutions? Our main goal is to help ambitious companies transform, maximize and futureproof their business digitally.
Q: An interesting fact about Columbus Lietuva?
Our team consists of 44% of women;
We are working in 2 offices: in Vilnius and in Kaunas;
Every year we help fulfil children's dreams;
Average length of years employees are working in Columbus Lietuva – 6;
18% of Columbus employees first name starts with a letter A
Q: Why did you decide to participate in GovTech Challenge Series? We wanted to be part of such an initiative and help create a system of reporting, where less burden of such activity would fall on financial institutions. And we wanted to say to ourselves - yes, we can do it! We can create!
Q: Do you have any tips for other teams that want to work with the public sector?
Don‘t be afraid of the public sector – it is becoming more and more open to the business;
Actively take part in the initiatives of public sector, market consultations and break the myths about public sector;
Be constructive, clear and precise when communicating with public sector;
Invest time in order to understand public procurement procedures.