Zambia’s Asikana Network set to host first ever All-Women Hackathon to boost women and girls interest in technology.
Asikana Network – a social enterprise that seeks to increase the interest and participation of women and girls in technology is set to host the first ever, all-women Hackathon on Saturday, 21st October in Lusaka, Zambia.
The hackathon supported by #eSkills4Girls will be hosted in partnership with Africa Code Week to bring together women and girls in technology to share ideas on how to solve different problems using Technology.
The Hackathon will also present an opportunity to learn new skills, test new business ideas and meet new people to build the internet with by placing the participants into teams to develop and build on technology ideas.
The winning team of the Hackathon with the best technology idea will get 3 weeks of FREE INCUBATION from Lusaka’s number one Innovation and Technology – Hub BongoHive.
Through the incubation, the winning team will learn how to refine and prototype their idea while getting a set of business fundamentals essential to a new enterprise. This will work on the principle of evidence-based entrepreneurship so they will learn how to:
- Apply the fundamentals of UX (User Experience) to their idea.
- Evolve their idea through interacting with their users
- Create a compelling unique value proposition
- Generate financial forecasts and keep track of budget
- Create and test a prototype of their product/service
- Learn how to pitch their idea to investors, customers and partners