IngressiveForGood With FCMB HackFest 2023
Applications for the IngressiveForGood With FCMB HackFest 2023 are now available. Here’s how you can apply:
Hackathons are used by more than 80% of Fortune 100 businesses to stimulate innovation.In collaboration with FCMB, I4G HACKFest 2023 will host a virtual Hackathon.
This is the ideal time to look beyond the bank’s four walls and use FCMB APIs to promote Open Banking Initiatives. It will last more than 50 hours and will bring together African technologists to virtually construct proofs of concept and minimal viable products (MVPs).
WHAT IS INGRESSIVE FOR GOOD?
Ingressive for Good is a non-profit organization launched to address the glaring inequalities within African tech ecosystems. Our mission is to empower young African tech talents in need, to reach full potential through learning and the power of work. We do these in 4 ways – Microscholarships, Technical Training, Talent Placement, and of course community – I4G circle.
WHAT IS A HACKATHON?
Hackathons have long been staple events in the Technology Industry since the late 1990s. A Hackathon is an intense event that brings together computer programmers like software developers, graphic designers, and user interface specialists along with industry process experts and professionals to identify issues and create software solutions, usually within a weekend.
WHO HOSTS THE I4G HACKATHON 2023?
The I4G Hackathon is brought to you by Ingressive For Good in partnership with FCMB. The Hackathon brings together techies across Africa including developers, engineers, students, designers, idea generators and other stakeholders in the tech space to drive sustainable innovations and build projects that address pressing real-life business problems and social issues. It will run for over 50 hours. African techies will collaborate and virtually build proofs of concept and minimum viable products (MVPs) for a specific pre-defined problem.
WHAT IS FCMB?
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) is a member of FCMB Group Plc, a financial services holding company listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and headquartered in Lagos. The Group has strategic interests in companies serving over 11.7 million customers across five platforms: banking, consumer finance, investment management, investment banking and financial technology. Collectively, we are building and driving an ecosystem that fosters inclusive and sustainable growth in the communities we serve, primarily in Africa, its Diaspora and the United Kingdom.
WHO CAN ATTEND THE I4G HACKATHON?
The Hackathon participants are a broad, diverse community of technology enthusiasts, programmers, developers, system testers, UI/UX designers, society activists, industry leaders, government representatives, technologists, journalists, academics, volunteers, and creatives from Africa. You too can be a part.
WHERE AND WHEN WILL I4G HACKATHON 2023 BE HELD?
This year’s Hackathon will be virtual and held from the 27th – 29th of October. A combination of several tools will be used to streamline the collaboration between participants, facilitators, and mentors. In lieu of this, a series of orientation sessions will be organized to familiarize each group of stakeholders to ensure they are abreast with all the tools and well-prepared for smooth production.
Participants will be required to sign up for the hackathon individually.
Participants are required to be between the ages of 18 and 35. Should a participant be below 18 years old, they will require parental/guardian consent to participate.
Benefits of IngressiveForGood
Cash prizes for the top 3
Swags and gift items
How to Participate in IngressiveForGood
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
Deadline: 22nd Oct, 2023