In 2019, the festival featured the President of Kenya and included talk and discussions on blockchain and crypto.
The Virtual Africa Hackathon 2020, themed “Harnessing Fintech in Addressing Covid-19 Effects on Healthcare, Digital Payments, and Economic Recovery,’ challenges fintechs to innovate and showcase their solutions aimed at addressing the negative impacts of Covid-19 globally.
Here are the qualifications for participants:
• Be of African nationality or for institutions, be incorporated in Africa
• Potential participants from all backgrounds, genders, and geographies within Africa are welcome
• There is no age restriction to participate attend the hackathon. In case you are under 18, your parents/legal guardian should contact the hackathon to request a waiver authorizing you to participate in the hackathon
• Organizers and partners, as well as their staff and associates, are not eligible to participate in the hackathon. They may, however, assist and mentor teams during the coding/development phase