• swyft Hackathon 2016 - Lomé


    With the help of experts from Orabank, Gras Savoye, Togo Télécom, Moov and Saham develop in 48h the most innovative mobile app, web service or connected object to revolutionise the fields of Banking & Finance, Insurance and Telecommunication.

    Register Your Team

Challenge

Innovative Solutions

Applicants are invited to register online for a chance to be involved in cooking up solutions for existing challenges faced by the Banks, Insurance and Telecoms in Togo and the region. Participation is exclusively by teams of 2 to 4 participants. A maximum of 10 teams will be selected to participate in swyft Hackathon.


It is strongly recommended that participants form teams with complimenting skill sets (developers, UX design, marketing expert etc) to facilitate the emergence of innovative ideas and prototypes. Note: All travel expenses are paid by respective teams. All participants (designers, developers etc) applying must bring along a laptop (and device) preloaded with all the software they need to play an active part in the event. .


Focus

The event will focus on finding innovative solutions to existing problems. 

At the event, teams (potential Startups!) will have an opportunity to present their concepts/designs to professional coders and key industry partners. If the idea is seen as viable, a project team will be established to evolve and develop the ideas, and produce working concepts with the potential for further development. 


In addition, small networking and strategic workshop sessions will be held with key actors in respective industries to work on facilitating future collaborations within the region. swyft will host the hackathon in a fun and supportive environment conducive for participating teams to come up with forward-thinking design solutions, as well as provide light food and refreshment throughout the event.

PRIZEPOOL

1ST Prize

1.000.000 FCFA

The best team in the ‘Innovative Solutions’ category will be awarded a Monetary Prize and a chance to enter into the swyft Accelerator program (subject to review).

2ND Prize

250.000 FCFA

The second best team in the ‘Innovative Solutions’ category will be awarded a Monetary Prize and a chance to enter into the swyft Accelerator program (subject to review).

3RD Prize

125.000 FCFA

The third best team in the ‘Innovative Solutions’ category will be awarded a Monetary Prize and a chance to enter into the swyft Accelerator program (subject to review).

Existing Project

250.000 FCFA

The winning team in the ‘Existing Projects’ category will be awarded a Monetary Prize and a chance to enter the swyft Accelerator program (subject to review).

Hackathon Jury

Albéric PATINVOH

Managing Director - GRAS SAVOYE TOGO

Seme Kofi AMEDON

Marketing Department Manager - TOGOTELECOM

Dr. Leonid Titkov

Senior Manager at Accenture Digital

Dr. Alexander Bede

Sr. Business Analyst Consultant & Payment SME at Accenture

Franck KLUTSE

Sales and Marketing Director - SAHAM ASSURANCE

Justin Damali

Technical Director - MOOV

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Agenda

Friday

8thApril 2016

  • 17:00-18:30 Welcome
  • 18:30-19:30 Event Presentation
  • 19:30-20:30 Networking
  • 20:30-21:30 Team news + Q&A
Register here

Saturday

9thApril 2016

  • 08:00-09:00 Welcome + Breakfast
  • 09:00-12:30 Workshops
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-18:00 Workshops
  • 18:00-19:30 Networking
Register here

Sunday

10th April 2016

  • 08:00-09:00 Welcome + Breakfast
  • 09:00-12:00 Workshops
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
  • 17:00-18:00 Presentation
  • 17:00-18:00 - Awards
  • 18:00-20:00 - Networking
Register here

Our Partners

Press

  • Tech of Africa

    Got'liebe B.

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  • Togo Tribune

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About swyft

Swyft is the platform for African startups to turning project into sound, structured businesses.

  • At swyft we combine more than 30 years of global experience in helping small to large companies in various sectors, set-up, grow and transform their businesses.

  • Locally connected, swyft has a comprehensive global network with deep roots in Africa. We benefit from presence in Accra (Ghana), Lomé (Togo), Lagos (Nigeria) and Johannesburg (South Africa).

Organisers

Kouassi Cokson

Director at swyft

Jon Coker

Director at swyft