HabariPay’s Squad has announced the launch of its first-ever hackathon tagged Take on Squad Hackathon 1.0. The social coding event is scheduled to hold on January 19 and 20 at the leading-edge GTCO Training Complex, Tayo’s Plaza, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
HabariPay Ltd is the fintech subsidiary of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, providing best-in-class payment solutions to help businesses in Africa grow and thrive.
A statement from the company said “Take on Squad Hackathon 1.0 is targeted at young innovators in universities and other tertiary institutions in Nigeria and challenges competing teams to create innovative solutions to problems within their immediate academic community as well as the wider society.”
It added that the hackathon is designed to impact young Nigerians positively by providing a platform to equip aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators with transformative technological capabilities, enabling them to collaboratively develop practical, innovative solutions and refine their coding skills. Participants in the hackathon will have the exclusive opportunity to leverage Squad’s cutting-edge APIs for their tasks.
“The two-day event promises to be actioned-packed, featuring intense coding sessions on day one followed by product demos, panel discussions and the announcement of winners on day two. The team with the most innovative idea will be awarded N2.5 million, the first runner-up will get N1.5 million, while the third-placed team gets N1 million. Additionally, the top 3 teams will have the unique opportunity to join the Squad Hackademy, where they will receive mentorship and access internships and job opportunities facilitated by Squad,” the statement continued.
Commenting on the inaugural Take on Squad Hackathon, managing director of HabariPay Ltd Eduofon Japhet said “We strongly believe in the power of young minds to drive positive change in the society. This is reflected in our approach to providing simple, innovative solutions to everyday problems faced by small and mid-sized businesses across Africa with Squad. The Take on Squad Hackathon is the first of many initiatives to follow designed to offer young, enterprising students a platform to engage meaningfully with technology and showcase their creativity and problem-solving abilities.”
Registration is still ongoing for the Take on Squad Hackathon 1.0 and interested teams of not more than four members per team) are advised to apply at https://squadco.com/hackathon/