HabariPay Take-on-Squad Hackathon 1.0 Produces Three Winners

February 23, 2024
Take-on-Squad Hackathon 1.0

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Three winners have emerged in the inaugural Take-on-Squad Hackathon 1.0 coding event organised by HabariPay Limited after intense collaboration, innovation, and problem-solving at the GTCO Training Complex, Tayo’s Plaza, Abeokuta, Ogun State, from January 18 to 20, 2024.

Business Post reports that the three winning teams are Team Within, Team X, and Team Storepoint.

Each team was selected based on real-world applicability, technical creativity, user experience, and teamwork.

Team Storepoint, represented by Haruna Faruk and Ladipo Samuel from the University of Lagos, secured third position and a prize of N1 million.

Their winning solution, Storepoint, facilitates quick access to an online marketplace for local shops and small businesses within 5 minutes, using Squad’s API to streamline the payment process.

Team X, consisting of Muktar Jimoh Yusuf, Rasheed Taiwo Mudasiru, and Mukhtar Abdulfatai from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, claimed the second prize, earning a prize of N1.5 million.

Their solution leverages advanced AI and machine learning algorithms to revolutionise bundled payments.

The grand prize of N2.5 million was won by Team Within, comprising Inuoluwadunsimi Daniel Ola-Oladeinde, Atayero Ayomide Samuel, and Hamzat Victor Oluwabori, students of Obafemi Awolowo University. Their innovative solution focused on streamlining school departmental payments and contributions.

In recognition of their outstanding achievements, Team Within, Team X, and Team Storepoint, along with other standout talents from the hackathon, will be enrolled in the Squad Hackademy, an initiative aimed to empower the participants with comprehensive learning resources, mentorship, and unparalleled job opportunities, fostering a community of innovation and excellence.

Commenting on the emergence of the winners, the Managing Director of HabariPay Ltd, Ms Eduofon Japhet, said, “The level of innovation demonstrated by each team is truly impressive, and we eagerly anticipate witnessing these solutions materialise in the future.”

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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