About
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Join Hackathon
2020 Enugu SME Hackathon
About
How to participate
Prizes
FAQs
JOIN HACKATHON
Join the ongoing Enugu SME Hackathon.
Win up to $3,500.
Focus on solutions to address the changes to our ways of life and business as a result of COVID-19.
About Hackathon

Enugu SME Hackathon is a hackathon organised by the Enugu SME Center which focuses on solutions to address the changes to our ways of life and business as a result of Covid-19.

With the Covid-19 pandemic changing the way we live our lives and how we conduct business. The world’s operating system is being rewritten – we are at the onset of the 4th Industrial Revolution. We are becoming increasingly interconnected and evolving at an exponential pace thanks to the internet and the emergence of disruptive next-generation technologies.

We are looking for young individuals to come up with ideas, innovation, products or services that can make an impact in the society. We are looking for Technology-based ideas, Non technology-based ideas, Tech founders and Non-Tech founders. If you have an interesting product or idea, please apply with the link below, and you will be given a grant to work on the idea.
How to participate

1
Interest
Choose from any of these categories:

Small Business Tools, Agriculture, Education, Health, Other use cases and services.
2
Ideation
Ensure your idea is well thought through, giving details on the product, insights and strategy that will make the idea a success.
3
Submission
Submit your ideas application and upload a presentation or short summary about the idea before July 24th.
4
Evaluation
Submissions will undergo preliminary assessment. The proposals that are judged to be most promising and fit into the areas of interest may be invited for defense of the proposals before a decision is taken on winners.
Idea Presentation Format
Submit a short presentation of your idea in 5 pages or less with the following points.
Background
How it works (Product / Idea / Service)
Areas of Application
Founder's Profile
NB: Applicants for this hackathon should be residents of Enugu state, to avoid travelling during this period.
Prizes

winner
Winner
NGN 150,000.00
The winning startup will be supported with up to USD 3,500 to grow and expand their business.
first runner up
First Runner
NGN 100,000.00
second runner up
Second Runner
NGN 75,000.00
Other benefits for the winners include:
Mentorship, Business Advisory, Product Development, Technical Support, Media publicity, Digital marketing support, Financial advisory services.
Judging Criteria
Your entries will be judged based on the these criteria
Progress

Adherence of proposal to stated requirements above.
Solution shows a good understanding of market and target customer.
How much progress have you made?
Concept

Does it solve a real problem?
Proof of concept (feasibility of idea with diagram, algorithm, etc.)
Feasibility

Could this become a startup or company?
Potential impact of the solution to scale.
FAQs
I am not a citizen of Enugu State, but I live in Enugu State. Can I participate?
Yes, you can participate. Ensure that you follow the "Idea Presentation Format" while submitting.
I've had my idea prior to COVID-19, can I still participate?
Yes, you can participate. Ensure that you follow the "Idea Presentation Format" while submitting.
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