Internet of Things and Crypto-currency
Ethiopia has pressing challenges in the agriculture, health and education sectors. It is on this note that Gebeya invites all IT professionals, practitioners, enthusiasts and professionals across all disciplines to EthioHacks to solve these issues by leveraging leading technologies that are running the digital world today; Internet of Things (IoT) and Cryptocurrency.
The two-day hackathon will provide the attendees with a chance to network with professionals and industry leaders from different fields to collaborate and solve these challenges. Attendees will be paired in groups, with each group competing for the most ingenious concept.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
- Participants: Individuals (over 14 years in age); Teams (up to 5 participants);
Here are the guidelines to submit your project.
1) A brief description of the project that includes:
Problem you are trying to solve.
Target: social-economical description of the people that will be affected by your project
Dimension of the market
How the issue has been tackled till now
How you are solving the problem:
Solution- describe about the service/ product
Why your solution is innovative
What your solution has different from those already existing
What will be the impact your project will create in the country’s economy.
Business model proposition
How will the project attain financial sustainability
How will the project be monetized
Pricing and possible clients
Key partners for the project development
- What’s the next step for your team?
- How will you validate the product/service?
- How would you start solving the problem?
2) A presentation (Keynote, Powerpoint, Prezi) or a video with a demo. They need to be submitted online to a video-sharing or other online service that allows it to be viewed by judges without the need to download the video.
3) Any additional app, hardware/prototype, digital product etc.
CEO / GEBEYA
Technical Supervisor / Gebeya
Director of Marketing / Gebeya
Senior Backend API Engineer / Gebeya
Sr. Mobile App Engineer / Gebeya
How innovative, new, or creative is the Application, Website or Service? Is it better than other solutions?
Will the Application, Website or Service meaningfully impact the lives of many people within the Target Population?
How scalable is the Application, Website or Service? What percentage of the Target Population can the Application, Website or Service be made to reach? Localized or local content, and multilingual support are key sub-criteria.
If it is not already, how soon can the Application, Website or Service be made available publicly (beyond limited trials and prototypes)? If the Application, Website, or Service is already publicly available, how stable and consistent is its performance?
Do you think they have a clear view of what’s going to happen next?
How the project can be sustained? Is the business model based on third parties?
Multidisciplinary factor is key. Is the team well organized with diversified and defined roles?