FG announces PEBEC Hackathon with over ₦1m total prize money. Register now

by | May 31, 2017

The Nigerian government is making another move to improve the ease of doing business in Nigeria with the introduction of the first PEBECHack competition.

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), an initiative of the current President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, was set up in August 2016 to implement reforms that will enable small and medium-sized businesses in Nigeria thrive and also improve Nigeria’s position in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business index.

The 2017 PEBCHack aims to employ smart technological solutions to address some of the issues faced by the council.  This hackathon is focused on creating a tool that will foster transparency and accountability among key Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

The challenge

Participating teams in the PEBCHack are expected to develop a service management solution that will enable Nigerian citizens share their views about the quality of service they experience in key Federal Government MDAS and other important locations such as airports, seaports and land borders.

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The developed tool will allow citizens make complaints, provide and monitor feedback as well as blow the whistle.

Dates: 23rd & 24th June, 2017
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Time: 9am – 6pm each day

The top 3 teams in the PEBECHack competition will be rewarded with monetary prizes, a Microsoft’s Bizspark, and a start-up stand at Techplus conference in July, that will avail them the opportunity to meet and interact with potential investors.

  • First prize : ₦1,000, 000
  • Second prize: ₦300,000
  • Third prize: ₦200,000

Who is eligible?

PEBCHack is open to both individuals and a team of four with expertise in any of these areas; Front-end development, back-end development, reporting/journalism, animation, videography, social media, academic, product development, project management and marketing/ advertisement

Registration for the hackathon ends at midnight on Tuesday, 6th of June, 2017. Click here to register.

Onyinye Uche
Onyinye Uche

Writer. Interested in EdTech and tech careers

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