CBK unveils 15 Virtual Africa Hackathon Finalists

CBK Governor Dr Patrick Njoroge
CBK Governor, Dr. Patrick Njoroge 

Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Wednesday unveiled 15 finalists for the coming Virtual Africa Hackathon which will take place end of August.

The finalists were chosen among 74 applicants from 14 countries spread in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

With the theme ' Harnessing Fintech in addressing COVID-19 effects in healthcare, digital payments and economic recovery' the Virtual Hackathon is meant to harness the use of technology in health and economic matters in light of Coronavirus pandemic.

What is a Hackathon?

This is an event in which the participants design innovative solutions to identified problems using technology.

Hackathon challenges lead to the development of ideas ,concepts and prototypes for innovative services, products or business models.

This Virtual Africa Hackathon will showcase newly developed solutions and existing ones.

15 Virtual Africa Hackathon Finalists 

These are the 15 finalists who are going to pitch their ideas the Virtual Demo Day on 31st August;

  1. Artisan Pay from Cameroon 
  2. MobiVocha by Blue ICT Solutions from Kenya 
  3. CrossPath from Libya 
  4. Fundi247 from Tanzania 
  5. Kouran Jabo from Chad
  6. Last Mile Medicine from Kenya 
  7. Loniwa from Kenya 
  8. MIZA A2F from Tunisia 
  9. MohiCash from Libya 
  10. We-DARE by Ryken Business Intelligence from Kenya 
  11. Sahani za Zavora from Kenya 
  12. SMECredit Pro from Cameroon 
  13. The Guarantee Company from Kenya 
  14. Venue369 from Kenya 
  15. Wiretooth Technologies by Finaclusion from Nigeria 

Out of the 15 finalists, kenya posted a total of 7 participants, 2 from Cameroon, 2 from Libya ,1 from Tanzania, 1 from Chad, 1 from Tunisia and 1 from Nigeria. 

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