Winners have emerged in the Secure Lagos Hackathon, organized by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) and sponsored by leading lender First City Monument Bank (FCMB).
The Hackathon was designed to encourage the creation of technology-based solutions to help secure the lives and properties of Lagosians, improve the operations of security and safety agencies, as well as provide employment opportunities and promoting entrepreneurship amongst youths in the state.
The 3-day event which began on Friday, May and ended Sunday, May 20 saw applications received from over 200 techies with innovative ideas.
After 3 days of discipline, diligence and hard work, with 10 teams battling to take home the prize money, Team LSFlow emerged as the winners of the Grand Prize of N2,000,000 courtesy FCMB. The second prize was won by Team Abo Eko, who took home N1,000,000.
FCMB has re-iterated its commitment to the development of Nigeria’s Techspace Ecosystem, even as it continues to support its customers to fulfill their aspirations. According to the Team Lead, Techspace Ecosystem Business of FCMB, Babajide Asegbeloyin “Tech businesses have unique needs, especially at startup and incubation stage. FCMB provides bespoke support at the different stages of the journey and we are very passionate about providing the right solutions to the tech ecosystem. Our mandate is to be the preferred and go-to financial institution for the tech ecosystem.”
In line with this mandate, FCMB is also proud to be the Gold sponsor of another tech gathering, Techpoint Inspired. Arguably the largest tech conference in Nigeria attracting over 5000 attendees with more than 30 speakers. Coming up on the May 29 2018, the 2018 Techpoint Inspired event themed, “The Future is Now” brings together innovators, CTOs, CIOs, Engineers, Developers, Designers, and tech enthusiasts to explore the new trends in the tech space that will shape Nigeria’s future in the years ahead. It serves as a launching pad for emerging tech offerings, partnerships, and start-ups. Click here to register.
See pictures from the 3-Day Secure Lagos Hackathon below (click to enlarge):