5 Top Apps To Be Selected At MTN Ayoba Hackaton Finale happening on 17th September 2021

Over the weekend, the MTN Ayoba Hackaton 2021 was held virtually. Developers pitched their app ideas. The event had 26 shortlisted participants out of 171 enrolled applicants.

Assigned mentors or coaches groomed the participants before their presentation. Ayoba Super App is meant to provide a platform that hosts micro apps that would leverage on MTN database to reach a wider audience.

The Ayoba Hackathon 2021 called for applicants to join the race to win funding support of up to GHS 50,000.

On the presentation day, the participants shared their anxiety and excitement about their pitch—a mixed feeling about what they had prepared and what outcome the judges expected.

A participant shared his anxiety; ‘I am just focused on doing my very best, to leave an impression beyond my application, hoping my application is something that they find pleasing and something that they think is worth getting on board with. So I am very hopeful, and I hope that things will turn out well in my favour’.

All participants were able to share their presentations generally to the satisfaction of the judges. The competition seems keen when the organisers are challenged with mind-blowing sustainable solutions in the tech world.

The grand finale of this project will be held virtually to award the Top 3 apps with a cash prize. According to the organisers, all participant apps would be hosted on the Ayoba Super App.

The consistent support by MTN Ghana in the tech space should be recognised. The brand has project the Future of tech and looking forward to growing further as a digital company, as mentioned by the Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Ghana.

Noel Kojo-Ganson said, “As part of MTN’s Ambition 2025, the business is ably positioning itself to be a digital company and projects such as the Ayoba Hackathon will help to set the tone for the total transformation of the business into a digital business.”

We hope to see these apps from the Hackathon make a big hit on the Ayoba platform and transition into global independent apps, where useful.

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