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Nigerian fintech HabariPay Launches Hackathon to empower young innovators

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HabariPay Ltd
,a Nigerian fintech that provides best-in-class payment solutions to help businesses in Africa grow and thrive has launched its first-ever hackathon, “Take on Squad Hackathon 1.0 aimed at empowering businesses and young innovators in Nigeria.

Take on Squad Hackathon 1.0 is targeted at young innovators in universities and other tertiary institutions in Nigeria .Essentially, the hackathon is designed to impact young Nigerians positively by providing a platform to equip aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators with transformative technological capabilities, enabling them to collaboratively develop practical, innovative tech solutions and refine their coding skills. Participants in the hackathon will have the exclusive opportunity to leverage Squad’s cutting-edge APIs in executing their ideas. 

Commenting on the inaugural Take on Squad Hackathon, Eduofon Japhet, Managing Director of HabariPay Ltd, said: “We strongly believe in the power of young minds to drive positive change in the society. This is reflected in our approach to providing simple, innovative solutions to everyday problems faced by small and mid-sized businesses across Africa with Squad. The Take on Squad Hackathon is the first of many initiatives to offer young, enterprising students a platform to engage meaningfully with technology and showcase their creativity and problem-solving abilities.” 

The two-day event promises to be action-packed, featuring intense coding sessions on day one followed by product demos, panel discussions and the announcement of winners on day two. The team with the most innovative idea will be awarded N2.5 million, the first runner up will get N1.5 million, while the third placed team gets N1 million. Additionally, the top 3 teams will have the unique opportunity to join the Squad Hackademy, where they will receive mentorship and access internships and job opportunities facilitated by

Licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), HabariPay’s solutions include Squad – a complete payment tool to make in-person and online payments simpler, HabariPay Storefront – an e-commerce website to sell products and services, and Value-Added Services – to help merchants access cost-effective and flexible airtime and data bundles to run their businesses, as well as a switching infrastructure that enables tech-focused businesses to optimise cost and make transactions more efficient. Thousands of merchants currently leverage Squad’s payment solutions for their daily business operations.

HapariPay recently received Mastercard’s Award For Accelerating Digital Acceptance in Africa and was awarded “Innovative Mobile Payment Solution” for its SquadPOS product by TIA. 
 

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