HACKLAB is an annual Hackathon/technology conference with the vision of establishing a technology driven economy where industry players, engineers, developers, designers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in technology work cohesively to make Ghana a better place. HACKLAB brings together the tech industry to meet and discuss issues arising, identify opportunities and the way forward in making Ghana a better place using technology. The theme for this year’s hackathon is dubbed “Promoting Financial Inclusion Through Digital Solutions” running from March 31st to the 2nd April 2017.
Establish a technology driven economy where industry players, engineers, developers, designers, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in technology work cohesively to make Ghana a better place.
The mission of HACKLAB are to:
- Use a community approach to address issues related to technology by involving major stakeholders in technology to identify opportunities and discuss solutions.
- Breed a competitive environment for innovation and creativity amongst the youth.
- Provide a platform for tertiary students to establish a network with industries and employers.
- Provide a platform for Business-to-Business (B2B) networking, Business-to-Customer (B2C) and Investor-to-Startup (I2S) opportunities.
Registration for participation is currently Closed (March 11th, 2017) but geeks who want to see the action can head up to the College of Science faculty of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana at 11:30 GMT/UTC. The
Participants of the App Development Challenge stand the chance of winning up to GHC5,000 Cash prize and many other consolation prizes. HACKLAB 2017 is is envisioned to bring together industrial players, students, designers, educators, entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, the government and other major stakeholders in the tech the tech space of Ghana and Africa.
The 3-day event promises to be worth experiencing and sharing to the world as it brings together Over 250 participants from all over Ghana, geeks from 13 great institutions, over 20 financial and technology business and 8 support incubators. Phase 1 (31st March to 1st April) is the Hackathon contest (HACKLAB 2017), Phase 2 (2nd April) is a HACKLAB Forum with the agendas; ” Mobile Money In Ghana” and “Entrepreneurship in Ghana” which would be held at the College of Science Auditorium in KNUST. #HACKLAB 2017.