Stanbic Bank has helped unearth the talents of some budding app developers by sponsoring the second edition of its Hacklab held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The three-day event was in line with Stanbic’s commitment to improve innovation in technology and entrepreneurship in Ghana.
The event is an annual hackathon and tech conference where students are guided to develop practical digital solutions that are relevant to daily lives.
The hackathon was organized in conjunction with Dreamoval Foundation.
Out of the 14 teams, Team We Code’s “Eazi Susu” app was adjudged the Overall Winner of the hackathon. “Eazi Susu” is a smart susu system that uses one’s mobile network and GPS to help people save and access financial services.
Team Room 63 also won the Best Pitch with their "Carte" project – an online and mobile platform that allows users to run errands for others at a fee.
A second year Food Science Student, Mawutor, also won the most promising developer award with the “Cactus", project.
Team SperixLabs won the best idea award by presenting how IOT can help solve the issue of digital financial inclusion.
Team Unique Gigs were the first runners up. They used the idea of internet and mobile banking to help the unbanked send and receive money from relatives.