Artificial Intelligence Ideathon for Technology Entrepreneurs

Artificial Intelligence Ideathon

The Artificial Intelligence Ideathon is a competition for students, data scientists, working professionals, developers and academics with groundbreaking innovative ideas through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Solutions.

Are you interested in using AI & ML and their Techniques to solve Nigeria’s education, agriculture, healthcare and financial inclusion problems? Then consider apply for the Artificial Intelligence Ideathon.

Apply to pitch your solution to one of the following challenges:

  • Education
  • Youth Unemployment
  • Agriculture
  • Financial Inclusion

We know that there are students, data scientists, working professionals, developers and academics who are passionate about solving these problems identified above by applying their knowledge and ideas in the realm of AI and ML and this Ideathon will provide a springboard for them to showcase and share their AI and ML models and applications to a broad community of stakeholders especially Policy Makers, Technology Experts and Organizations, Leaders in the Private Sector and Venture Capitalists to facilitate the scaling and growth at scale of these ideas when they are in public domain and easily accessible.

Eligibility Criteria for Artificial Intelligence Ideathon

To enter, you must be 18 years of age or older. Minors must have consent of a parent or legal guardian

Selection Criteria

  • Potential to enhance Education in Africa
  • Impact and scalability of idea or innovation
  • Novelty and Uniqueness of idea
  • Use and application of AI and ML technology in the Solution

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1st Prize: MacBook Air 13-inch (2018) + $1,000

2nd Prize: Apple MacBook Pro (2018)

3rd Prize: Microsoft Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch)

In addition to the prizes stated above,

  • Your Idea will be published inside our National AI Innovation ebook
  • Mentorship Support by some the best AI Innovators & Experts within Nigeria & around the World
  • National Public Recognition & Opportunity to Network at WORKPLAN: Africa’s Action Plan on Education, Skills and the Future of Work for the Youth.
  • Free 3-6months Workspace, Incubation and Technical support at The Rise Labs

How to Enter for the Artificial Intelligence Ideathon

To submit an entry, visit the Artificial Intelligence Ideathon application portal and follow the instructions to register and submit your idea for using Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning (“AI” and/or “ML”) to transform education, agriculture, healthcare and financial inclusion in Nigeria. (“Submission”).

Your submission may include supporting materials including diagrams, videos or references to additional research so long as it meets the Eligible Entry requirements stated above. All required information must be provided for your submission to be eligible.

Deadline for submission of application: September 20, 2019

Learn more about this competition by visiting the main website.


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