MTN mPulse Hackathon 2020 for Young Nigerian Students (Win N1m in Funding support)

MTN mPulse Hackathon 2020 for Young Nigerian Students (Win N1m in Funding support)

Deadline: December 6, 2020

Applications are invited for the MTN mPulse Hackathon 2020. As the world settles into a new normal due to the Covid-19 pandemic, MTN mPulse is looking to enable young students, passionate about making a difference to build innovative solutions that are relevant now & beyond in the MTN mPulse Hackathon.

Promising solutions in the identified submission categories will be supported by MTN to achieve their full potential with expected widespread adoption and social impact.

The solutions being developed and submitted should fulfil one or more of these categories:

  • Support home-schooling, remote education and continued learning (e.g. home-schooling solutions).
  • Enables delivery of group interactions remotely (Community engagement platforms).
  • Ensures verified & accurate information reaches even the most remote locations.
  • Aids efficient distribution of food, products & services.

Prizes

  • 1st Prize
    • N1m in Funding support
    • N100,000 Cash Vouchers
    • Latest Samsung Tablet worth over N120,000
    • mPulse Back-to-School items
    • 6 weeks MTN GAP Bootcamp
  • 1st and 2nd Runners up
    • N500,000 in Funding support
    • N50,000 Cash Vouchers
    • Latest Samsung Tablet worth over N120,000
    • mPulse Back-to-School items
    • 6 weeks MTN GAP Bootcamp
  • 4th to 10th positions
    • Latest Samsung Tablet worth over N120,000
    • mPulse Back-to-School items
    • 6 weeks MTN GAP Bootcamp
  • 11th to 20th positions
    • N10,000 Cash Vouchers each
    • Back-2-School Goody Bags

Eligibility

  • Open to primary & secondary school students.
  • Applicants must be resident in Nigeria.
  • Solutions to be submitted should be either mobile apps or websites (web apps).
  • Participant must upload a completed Indemnity Form by Parent/Guardian covering the use of their solutions, data, photos, etc (by MTN Legal Contracting).
  • Ideas must be original, innovative and solve an actual problem.

Judging Criteria

Entries are judged based on the following:

  • Technical Ability: 45%
  • Usefulness: 25%
  • Creativity: 30%

Application

Hackathon Stage

  • November 18: Call for Entries begins on Hackathon website
  • December 6: Submission of projects suspended
  • December 17: Top 10 Finalists chosen
  • December 19: Top 10 finalists pitch their solution decks to the online Judges at the 1st virtual MTN mPulse Hackathon, winners to be announced same day.

Bootcamp Stage

  • January 16, 2021: Enrollment of finalists into the 6 weeks virtual MTN GAP Bootcamp
  • March – April 2021: Deployment of finished solutions online on the mPulse site for access by the teeming teen segment.

Click here to apply

For more information, see FAQs and visit MTN mPulse Hackathon.

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