MTN mPulse Hackathon 2020 for Nigerian Students Pry. & Sec. | Win 1m Fund Support


MTN mPulse Hackathon 2020 for Primary and Secondary School Students in NigeriaMTN mPulse Hackathon 2020 | primary and secondary School Students Win 1m Fund Support | for Young Nigerian Students

See how to apply for MTN mPulse Hackathon 2020 which is set aside for Nigerian students in Primary & Secondary School, check how to apply, Eligibility, Requirements, Prizes, Judging Criteria and deadline.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, MTN mPulse is looking to enable young students, passionate about making a difference to build innovative solutions that are relevant now & beyond in the MTN mPulseHackathon.

MTN will support promising solutions in the identified submission categories to achieve their full potential with expected widespread adoption and social impact.

The solutions being developed and submitted should fulfill one or more of these categories listed below:

  • Support home-schooling, remote education and continued learning (e.g. home-schooling solutions).
  • Enables delivery of group interactions remotely (Community engagement platforms).
  • Ensures verified & accurate information reaches even the most remote locations.
  • Aids efficient distribution of food, products & services.

Who Can Apply / Eligiblity For MTN mPulse Hackathon

  • Primary & secondary school students.
  • Applicants must be resident in Nigeria.
  • Solutions to be submitted should be either mobile apps or websites (web apps).
  • Participant must upload a completed Indemnity Form by Parent/Guardian covering the use of their solutions, data, photos, etc (by MTN Legal Contracting).
  • Ideas must be original, innovative and solve an actual problem.

MTN mPulse Hackathon Prizes for 2020

  • 1st Prize

N1m in Funding support

N100,000 Cash Vouchers

Latest Samsung Tablet worth over N120,000

mPulse Back-to-School items

Six weeks MTN GAP Bootcamp

  • 1st and 2nd Runners up

N500,000 in Funding support

N50,000 Cash Vouchers

Latest Samsung Tablet worth over N120,000

mPulse Back-to-School items

Six weeks MTN GAP Bootcamp

  • 4th to 10th positions

Latest Samsung Tablet worth over N120,000

mPulse Back-to-School items

Six weeks MTN GAP Bootcamp

  • 11th to 20th positions

N10,000 Cash Vouchers each

Back-2-School Goody Bags

Judging Criteria.

Entries are judged based on the following:

  • Technical Ability: 45%
  • Usefulness: 25%
  • Creativity: 30%

How To Apply For MTN mPulse Hackathon

Click on the following link to apply:

  • Hackathon Stage

November 18: Call for Entries begins on Hackathon website

December 12: Submission of projects suspended

December 17: Top 10 Finalists chosen

December 19: Top 10 finalists pitch their solution decks to the online Judges at the 1st virtual MTN mPulse Hackathon, winners to be announced same day.

  • Bootcamp Stage

January 16, 2021: Enrollment of finalists into the six weeks virtual MTN GAP Bootcamp

March – April 2021: Deployment of finished solutions online on the mPulse site for access by the teeming teen segment.

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