Ingressive For Good (14G) 2023 FCMB Hackathon for African Techies

More than 80% of Fortune 100 companies utilize hackathons as a means to foster innovation. I4G HACKFest 2023 is set to host a virtual Hackathon in collaboration with FCMB, offering an ideal opportunity to extend beyond the traditional boundaries of banking and harness FCMB APIs to advance Open Banking Initiatives. The event will span over 50 hours, during which tech enthusiasts from Africa will join forces to collaboratively create prototypes and minimum viable products (MVPs) in a virtual environment.

The I4G Hackathon, presented by Ingressive For Good in partnership with FCMB, assembles a diverse range of tech professionals from across Africa, including developers, engineers, students, designers, and creative thinkers. Their collective aim is to drive sustainable innovations and develop solutions for real-world business challenges and societal issues. The Hackathon will run continuously for more than 50 hours, enabling African tech enthusiasts to work together on proofs of concept and MVPs designed to address specific predefined problems.

About Ingressive For Good (14G)

Ingressive For Good (I4G) is dedicated to providing tech skills to underprivileged young Africans, empowering them to make a positive social and economic impact on Africa’s development. The creation of Ingressive For Good (I4G) stemmed from a mission to rectify the evident disparities within African tech ecosystems. We grant partial scholarships to financially disadvantaged, final year tech students, facilitating their access to the top educational institutions in Africa and equipping them with the necessary tools, including laptops, to enhance their learning experience.

Purpose and Advantages of the I4G FCMB Hackathon

  • Monetary rewards for the top 3 winners
  • Prizes in the form of swag and gift items
  • Spotlighting innovative solutions

Qualifications for Participation in the I4G FCMB Hackathon

The participants in this Hackathon encompass a diverse and inclusive community of tech enthusiasts, programmers, developers, quality assurance testers, UI/UX designers, social activists, industry leaders, government representatives, technologists, journalists, educators, volunteers, and creative minds hailing from Africa. You, too, can be a part of this vibrant community.

Interview Schedule, Process, and Venue for the I4G FCMB Hackathon

This year’s Hackathon will take place virtually from October 27th to October 29th. To facilitate seamless collaboration among participants, facilitators, and mentors, a combination of various tools will be employed. Additionally, a series of orientation sessions will be conducted to ensure that all stakeholders are well-versed in the tools and adequately prepared for a smooth and productive event.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is October 22, 2023.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Ingressive For Good (I4G) on ingressive.org to apply

Step 1: Open an FCMB account. You may need this account during and/or after the Hackathon. Click here to download FCMB Mobile and open an account.

Step 2: Register for the Hackathon here. Make sure to enter your correct email address.

Step 3: Wait for an email from us. It will contain a link to the Telegram group as well as other important information.

Step 4: Join the group and start building your team. You may join an existing one or create a new one.

Step 5: Keep an eye on the groups so you don’t miss any important information

For more details,visit 14G website

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