HabariPay’s Squad Introduces the Take on Squad Hackathon 1.0 for Young Innovators

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HabariPay Ltd, the fintech subsidiary of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, is dedicated to providing top-notch payment solutions to support businesses in Africa.

According to a statement from the company, “Take on Squad Hackathon 1.0 is aimed at young innovators in universities and other tertiary institutions in Nigeria, challenging competing teams to devise innovative solutions to problems within their immediate academic community as well as the wider society.”

The hackathon is crafted to positively impact young Nigerians by offering a platform to equip aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators with transformative technological capabilities. This allows them to collaboratively develop practical, innovative solutions and refine their coding skills. Participants will have the exclusive opportunity to leverage Squad’s cutting-edge APIs for their tasks.

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The two-day event will feature 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 receive N1.5 million, while the third-placed team will get N1 million. Additionally, the top three teams will have the unique opportunity to join the Squad Hackademy, receiving mentorship and access to internships and job opportunities facilitated by Squad.

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Eduofon Japhet, Managing Director of HabariPay Ltd, expressed, “We strongly believe in the power of young minds to drive positive change in 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 designed to offer young, enterprising students a platform to engage meaningfully with technology and showcase their creativity and problem-solving abilities.”

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Registration is ongoing for the Take on Squad Hackathon 1.0, and interested teams (of not more than four members per team) are encouraged to apply at https://squadco.com/hackathon/.

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