Africa’s Biggest Technology Invention Competition, NaijaHacks, is returning for the second time this December at ZoneTech Park, Lagos, Nigeria. This year, the Technology Invention Competition or Hackathon will focus on building solutions in Education, Housing, Employment creation, and Citizen safety.
Kicking off with the online Hackathon on December 7th, 2019, all admitted teams and individuals will have 7 days to build creative solutions that will enhance pressing local and global challenges using technologies like Blockchain, Machine Learning, Big Data, and others. Online solution development will end on 14th December 2019.
This year’s event will feature an expo-style demo, stage pitching competitions, a keynote speech and award presentation (on the 17th December 2019)
Uchi Uchibeke, Founder of NaijaHacks, said: “We’ve synthesized learnings from last year to make this year’s NaijaHacks bigger, better and more sustainable. We hope to place 90% of winning teams in incubators, connect 70% of job-seeking participants to interviews and get 50% women to participate. ”
On the Demo day of the event, invited teams will present their solutions to judges from around the world including leaders in tech, business, government, and others. The creative and disruptive solutions will be used to inspire next-level tech products for Nigerian and international markets.
In keeping with NaijaHacks’s mission of making opportunities available to all young Africans, promising projects from the hackathon will be matched to related companies and mentors for funding and guidance so that they can be developed into technology ventures.
NaijaHacks makes opportunities available to all young Africans so that they can start their own technology ventures or work at some of the world’s best companies. This mission is accomplished with The NaijaHacks Hackathon and The NaijaHacks Community.
Current sponsors of NaijaHacks include Amazon Web Services, Linode, DigitalOcean, STEMHub Foundation, and many others.
Register to be a mentor or participate at www.naijahacks.com