Day Four: The Pitch
The final day of the CU Campus Blockchain Hackathon was the pitch where different teams presented their ideas and MVP’s and competed for the hackathon prize.
Six different teams participated in the hackathon. There were instructed to proffer blockchain solutions to problems in the field of governance, agriculture, and finance.
The judges for the hackathon were industry leaders in the blockchain space. They include:
Mr Chinedu: Head of Marketing for Luno Nigeria
Mr Ken Akure Head of Research and Communications for EOS Nigeria
Mr Dickson, CEO of Kora Network.
The Hackathon Judges; Mr Chinedu, Mr Dickson and Mr Ken
Hackathon Prizes for the WInners
The hackathon prizes for the winners are as follows:
First Prize: 100,000 Naira
Second Prize: 60,000 Naira
Third Prize: 40,000 Naira
First Prize 100,000 Naira
Team E-Elect led by Ojumah came first place in the hackathon. E-Elect is a Blockchain based voting system that will can greatly reduce the cost of elections and reduces electoral malpractices. Users will be able to vote using their mobile phones, e.t.c
Second Prize 60,000 Naira
Third Prize 40,000 Naira
The third prize for the hackathon went to Daniel Idiagbor and his team. Team Reverith won the third prize for building a Procurement Management Solution based on Blockchain Technology.
Team Reverith: Darrel Idiagbor and his team won the third prize for building a Blockchain Based Procurement Management Solution
The hackathon prizes were sponsored by Kora Network. Kora is a blockchain-based infrastructure for inclusive financial systems that connects people, communities, and capital. Their products include Kora Gateway, and Kora Pay.
Dickson Nsofor, CEO of Kora Network
The CEO of Kora Network Mr Dickson Nsofor gave a rather inspiring admonition to the students at the end of the pitch. He advised them to be relentless in the pursuit of their dreams and to see failure as a compulsory part of the journey towards success.
Other prizes that would be given to the winners of the hackathon includes ONOTs and Carmel Tokens.
ONOT is the native token of ONO Social Network, a blockchain based social network that rewards users for their content and attention. In ONO the users are the priority and the user data is safe and secured. The users own their data unlike other centralized social media.
Carmel is the Native token for Carmel.io a decentralized tech education platform that makes learning how to code fun, easy and enjoyable.
The CU Campus Blockchain Hackathon came to a glorious end on the 6th of October, 2018. The winners of this hackathon are now qualified to compete in the grand finale which will happen in February next year (2019).
CU Campus Blockchain Hackathon was orgnized by Kayode Babarinde and Kaka Toritseju
The Campus Blockchain Hackathon is a step in engaging the academic community on the potentials of Blockchain Technology for national development, the unique role of academic institutions, and more importantly, the need to incorporate it into our academic curriculum(Kayode Babarinde).
This is the first edition of the Campus Blockchain Hackathon and Covenant University which is currently the best University in Nigeria is the premier University to host the hackathon. This year Campus Blockchain Hackathon will take place in five Universities. The timeline for the hackathon events is slated below.
Selected Universities and Dates
Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria: . ………….Oct 3 to 6, 2018.
Federal University of Technology, Akure: ……Nov 4 to 7, 2018.
Federal University of Technology, Minna: ……Nov/Dec, 2018.
Igbinedon University, Okada: …………..………January, 2019.
University of Port Harcourt: ……………………..Jan/Feb 2019.
The Grand Finale for the National Blockchain Campus Hackathon would be at the International Conference Centre, CBD, Abuja, Nigeria.
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