Recall we announced couple of weeks back that an event will take place at Accra, Ghana?

Well, February 20 to 23 is around the corner and the events happening on those days will feature gathering of entrepreneurs, sponsors and other stakeholders in Accra, Ghana, to witness hackathon aimed at coming up with solutions to some of West Africa’s biggest social issues. The event is hosted by Hack for Big Choice and co-sponsored by WordPress and Internet.org (a subsidiary of Facebook).

The hackathon, which is the grand finale of a two months program at the Hub, in Accra, aims to provide opportunities for the next generation of leaders and guide entrepreneurs to develop businesses that are innovative and equally good for subsistence living. Ultimately, the strength of everyday people to connect and solve everyday problems related to their communities, hopes to be leveraged on by the organizers. The main focus for the event is to find solutions that can be executed locally and continue to be developed after the hackathon.

“We believe this is deeply necessary because Africa’s population will grow more rapidly. Further constraining efforts to address poverty, create jobs, and protect the environment. We envision a landscape where African citizens source and adopt the best technologies to address local needs, become emerging entrepreneurs and create impactful innovation,” CEO and Hack for Big Choices, Aurora Chiste elaborates.

Gracing the occasion will be professors from Universities in Ghana, representatives from the WordPress, US embassy and Facebook, to serve as resources for local developers.

Winners of the event will receive one year residency at the Ghanaian start-up accelerator hub, Accra Ghana.

Interested tech start-ups from West Africa who may want to participate in this event may register here.

Hack for Big Choices, a Silicon Valley based non-profit organization, is a global movement with the goal of empowering people that are endowed to ameliorate indigenous problems by developing innovative products and businesses.

Olumuyiwa Coker Author

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