In its bid to empower businesses and young innovators in Africa, HabariPay’s Squad has announced the launch of its inaugural hackathon, “Take on Squad Hackathon 1.0”, scheduled for 19th to 20th January, 2024, at the GTCO Training Complex in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The hackathon aims to engage young innovators in Nigerian universities and tertiary institutions, and challenges participating teams to devise innovative solutions to address issues within their immediate communities and broader society.
The event seeks to positively impact young Nigerians by offering a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators to develop transformative technological solutions collaboratively. Participants will have exclusive access to leverage Squad’s cutting-edge APIs for their ideas.
The two-day event will feature intense coding sessions on day one, followed by product demos, panel discussions, and the announcement of winners on day two. The winning team with the most innovative idea will be awarded N2.5 million, with the first runner-up receiving N1.5 million and the third-placed team receiving N1 million. Additionally, the top three teams will have the unique opportunity to join the Squad Hackademy, providing mentorship, access to internships, and job opportunities facilitated by Squad.
Eduofon Japhet, Managing Director of HabariPay Ltd, expressed the company’s belief in the power of young minds to drive positive change. He noted the hackathon as the first of many initiatives to provide students with a platform to engage meaningfully with technology and showcase their creativity and problem-solving abilities.
About HabariPay Ltd
HabariPay Ltd, the fintech subsidiary of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, is licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria and offers best-in-class payment solutions to support businesses in Africa’s growth. Squad, its flagship product, provides a comprehensive payment tool for both in-person and online transactions.
Recently recognized with Mastercard’s Award for Accelerating Digital Acceptance in Africa, HabariPay has been awarded the “Innovative Mobile Payment Solution” for its SquadPOS product by TIA.
The hackathon aligns with HabariPay’s commitment to fostering innovation and technological advancement in Africa’s business landscape.
Source: APO Group