Nigeria’s ‘Non-stop’ Coding Hub, Hackathon 2016 Fixed

hubNigeria is shifting attention to a round the clock coding adventure for entrepreneurs and tech-start ups the country. This is being encouraged in this year’s edition of Olympiad floodgate Hackathon 2016.

The DS-Open Innovation Hackathon promised to deliver a 48 Hours Non-stop Coding Adventure into the world of Innovation & Creativity for all the 300 teams from all knowledge-walks of life that will assemble at the DS-IHUB Asaba Knowledge City from 1st – 3rd December 2016 this year.

The  Mobile Software Solutions Limited initiative in partnership with the Delta State Government under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) development model will aim to achieve a new record.

The platform is an Innovation Development Accelerator for Startups and Entrepreneurs. Our mission is to establish responsive knowledge factory at all levels, as the core accelerator for poverty reduction, attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and creation of wealth in Africa.

DS-IHUB Open Innovation Hackathon  is  a  Corporate  Technology  event  in  pursuit  of  hunting technology  idea  capable  of  disrupting  the  Ecosystem  and  by  extension,  building  new  creative mindset  through  competition  to  help  bridge  the  innovation  gap  that  exists  between  the  Nigeria Software Developers and the Institutional needs.  It will embrace all Domain of Knowledge.

Benefits  includes  but  not  limited  to  the  followings:  To  encourage young  Innovators  and  Software Startups/Developers to participate in an open innovation process, to trigger off their potential and inspire their creativity with the aim of increasing the quality of their works.

Eliminate the constraint that constitutes an invaluable tool for fostering innovation and creativity. To generate innovations, process and product ideas for National Development – through an IT-enabled ideas competition and accommodating lapses.    To acknowledge that Innovation competitions  are  useful  in  generating radical and disruptive ideas for the development of new products and solutions.

Expected at the December 1-3 Inclusive Event are, but now limited to the following: Youths from all the  6  Regions  of  Nigeria,  and  West  Africa;  Venture  Capitalists  (VCs)  Angel  Investor,  Science  & Technology Researchers; Corporate Entrepreneurs; High-End International Technology  Innovators; Promoters  and  Masters  of  the  Trade;  Government  Policy  makers,  Software  Industry  Players  and Innovation Ecosystem Interlocutors.

THE HACKATHON IN MOTION: The Delta State Open Innovation Hackathon 2016 event has started worldwide with online registration of participants now opened at and expects a registration  turn-out  of  more  than  300  team  (900  participants).

This  Innovation  Hackathon  is expected to attract a total of over 5,000 Innovation spectators and Innovation enthusiasts to Asaba, the capital city of Delta State.