What is a hackathon?"
A hackathon is an event that fosters innovation and collaboration with the goal of expanding technology development. An AgriTech Hackathon is an event that identifies current challenges in the agricultural industry and for which tech solutions are proposed. Over 24, 48 hour periods or however long the hub decides to host the hackathon, multiple teams are asked to "hack" probable solutions to a series of given challenges for the agriculture and eco-tourism sectors.
- Who can participate? Individuals or teams of people from any background, age, and gender with an idea or innovation related to the topic or theme being addressed in the hackathon.
- Outcomes 1. To identify and nurture innovations in the domains of agriculture.
2. To identify innovations having applications in the rural sector which can provide value proposition addressing the key challenges.
3. For sponsors or investors to identify innovations they see economic potential in and invest in them.
2021 Hackathon calander
SmartCities Hackathon 2021
Bringing together innovators around the North West Province for 24 hours, to ideate, build and develop 4ir projects to develop the province.
2021 Agritech Hackathon
The AgriTech Hackathon is designed to not only help solve problems, but enable a connection and conversation between our rural and urban communities.
Event to be announced
More info to be announced
Memories from our previous hackathons
Hackathon mentors are individuals with knowledge and skills in hardware & software development, computer science, agriculture and ecotourism. Their task is to assist the participants or "hackers" with their innovations, in terms of building prototypes and refining/modifying their ideas where necessary. Below is a list of our technical and industry mentors.
Joseph NdabaChief Executive Officer
Mmadineo SelekeIT Officer
Tshegofatso SeaneTechnology and Innovation