NaijaHacks: Nigeria’s Official Hackathon will inspire the next-generation Nigerian builders
Lagos, Nigeria, 1 October 2018 – Today sees the official unveiling of NaijaHacks, a tech invention competition that was started to inspire a generation of Nigerian innovators to use technology to create solutions for their communities using technologies like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and many more.
NaijaHacks is the brainchild of Uchi Uchibeke, a Nigerian-Canadian Engineer at Shopify and Founder of Lush Plans, Africa’s leading event planning platform. Uchi said “I started NaijaHacks because of the impact that participating in Hackathons at Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, and Waterloo had on me as a student. I want to use NaijaHacks to inspire a new generation of Nigerian innovators by creating a Hackathon that is exciting to attend, welcomes first-timers and enables them to compete globally”.
To date, more than 20 sponsors and partners from all around the world are supporting NaijaHacks. Lush Plans, Ingressive, Eiinspire, the Ondo State Government, .TECH, IvoryMark, STEMHub Foundation are providing funding to make the 2018 event possible. Other sponsors are providing facilities, products, prizes, staff and other items to support.