Vodafone Ghana is supporting Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) to organise Hackathon in Ghana this year. The move effectively consolidates the telecommunication giant’s place as the undisputed leader in technological innovation that changes lives.
Already programmes such as ‘AppStar’ and ‘Mobile for Good’ have become models of technological empowerment since they were brought to life by the telecom company.
The two-day Hackathon, which begins on February 5th, will focus on the theme, ‘Using the power of technology to simplify lives’ and will serve as a platform in formatting solutions that will address everyday issues such as lifestyle, transportation, entertainment, household management and other related social needs.
In a world beset with a myriad of social problems, Vodafone Ghana hopes to use this platform to raise awareness and, most importantly, provide answers that will become benchmarks in simplifying lives; leading to consistent economic emancipation for the average Ghanaian.
Across the globe, Hackathons have become incomparable platforms in providing workable solutions. In many places, most participants have found it a useful avenue in realising their dreams. Statistics available from about a year ago indicates that over 10,000 startups have launched at Hackathons worldwide. Entrepreneurship continues to remain a critical element for flourishing economies, and in most cases, Hackathons present a channel through which it finds expression.
Commenting ahead of the event, Julius Owusu-Kyerematen, Head of Strategy and Innovation at Vodafone Ghana said:
“As a leading communications solutions provider, we recognize our power in driving change in society. This realization has seen us spearhead a host of useful initiatives to ensure that our customers and communities feel empowered on our platform. We see this Hackathon as an extension of this commitment to innovation and we are certain that it will generate the desired results”.
Hackathons provide avenues for technological innovators and software developers to collaborate on various projects to address social needs.
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