About the challenge

It is widely believed that small and medium scale businesses (SMBs) power the economy of some of the most successful countries in the world. In Akwa Ibom, many of such businesses are still using crude, inefficient methods to solve problems or provide value to their customers. But with the proliferation of technology, that situation can begin to change for the better, leading to improved services and increased revenue for SMBs. This challenge intends to find such solutions and possibly encourage them to become tech businesses themselves.

Get started

Identify a problem that tech can solve for an SMB around you. Form a team of 3 - 5 and build out a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to solve that problem. It can be a web or mobile app or a productivity framework, so long as it adds value to the chosen business.

Requirements

What to Build

You are to build a web or mobile application that will help solve the challenges of local businesses and small and medium enterprises. If the idea will require a payment gateway, the use of REMITA API must be included. https://remita.net/ https://www.remita.net/developers/

What to Submit

  1. Demo video: Show the judges your project in a recorded demo. Your video should be less than 3 minutes and show the project functioning as described.
  2. Open Source Code: Your GitHub project code repository must include an open source license. Provide a link to your open source repository in your submission.
  3. Write up. Be sure to include a description of your project. Explain why you built your project and how it benefits the selected SMB

 

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Prizes

$500 in prizes

CASH PRICE

THE CASH PRICE WILL BE GIVEN IN NAIRA, THE FIRST PRICE WILL BE N150,000, THE SECOND PRICE WILL BE N100,000 AND THE THIRD PRICE WILL BE N50,000

Devpost Achievements

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Judges

John Otu

John Otu

Judging Criteria

  • Implementation
    Does the project demonstrate good architecture decisions, choice of framework, libraries etc?
  • Design
    Is the user experience and design of the project well thought out?
  • Quality of the idea
    How creative and unique is the project?

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