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The HiiL West Africa Justice Hackathon

HiiL WEST AFRICA HACKATHON

Call for Applicants!!!

  • Are you innovative? 💡
  • Are you passionate about creating solutions that solves justice needs?
  • Do you have an idea around selected themes, and you require funding and incubation to bring them to life?

Send in your applications and stand a chance to win up to £2,000

Application Deadline: August 15th- Sept 5
(Terms and Condition apply)

Purpose of Intent

Supported by MentorMe Nigeria, HiiL West Africa is organising the 2nd edition of the justice hackathon themed – Justice For the User, By the User (Justice FUBU).

This hackathon will focus on identifying unique innovations that are solving justice issues around :

  • Family disputes (e.g abuse, divorce, land, emergency response services)
  • Money related justice issues. e.g fraud, theft associated with lending & borrowing money, financial services (payments, savings, wallets) for the unbanked and underbanked.

The hackathon will host law students, lawyers, entrepreneurs, technology enthusiasts, social justice enthusiasts – anyone interested in creating solutions that help everyday people prevent or resolve their most pressing justice needs.

The justice hackathon is a one week hackathon (a mix of physical and virtual sessions) that will be held from the 10th of September to the 17th of September.

The physical events would be held in Lagos on the 10th of September (the Opening day) & 17th of September(the Pitch day & a happy hour evening). The other sessions would be held virtually. The sessions will consist of workshops in Design Thinking, Building an MVP and How to Deliver a Pitch.

Application Guidelines

The prizes to be won are:

  • 1st position: 1,000 EUR
  • 2nd position: 700 EUR
  • 3rd position : 500 EUR

This also includes an automatic spot at the HiiL WA Justice Entrepreneurship School, and access to the community & support of other justice innovators.

Through this hackathon, we hope to discover innovative solutions that will grow into sustainable and scalable game-changing startups.

"Everyone has a creative potential and from the moment you can express the creative potential, you can start changing the world”

Paulo Coelho