Impact Hub Lagos Collaborates With Siemens On Hack Edo

Impact Hub announces the second phase of the Hack Edo in Benin City tagged “Power4Edo”.

The project, which is a collaborative effort by the Edo State Government, Siemens, Impact Hub Lagos and Edojobs has proven that technology-driven solutions continue to maintain the forefront of social development in the state.

The event is a follow-up to the pre-event edition, held on June 14, 2018.

CEO Impact Hub Lagos Solape Hammond made the announcement today stating that: The Hack Edo Series is a multi-dimensional initiative focused on leveraging technology to identify and solve the most pressing problems faced by individuals, businesses and the ecosystem as a whole.

The aim of the Hack Edo series is to equip young Nigerian innovators with the skills necessary to make impact in their various communities.

She also added that; “The entire goal is not just to give out funds to the best idea on the block, but to ensure that everyone in Edo who has a skillset and that problem-solving ideas come to the open.

We want everyone to do something about the everyday problems in our environment rather than complain when they can infact solve these problems.

Ibe Etea the representative of Siemens Nigeria also made certain key contribution at the announcement of the second phase of the Hackathon today.

Two million, One Million and Five Hundred can go a long way to support a start-up that understands the importance of power and its distribution in solving a lot of key problems in the state and that is what is key to us and we are amaze to be a part of this development.

He also reiterated the importance of localized tech solutions, which can generate larger solutions and profit for the selected start-ups in the state.

We at Siemens are proud to be a part of this hackathon that promotes job creation and economic development while encouraging the increased adoption of local technology by government, corporates and development agencies across Edo state and Nigeria.

Ukinebo Dare, the CEO Of EdoJobs, ended the session on a positive note on the future of start-ups in Edo State.

She also added the roles Impact Hub would play to strengthen their development at all phases of their incubation and commercialization.

She stated, our goal is to strengthen and raise the standard of startups in Edo and around the country, we also want to empower young Nigerians with the right tools to deliver positive social impact returns to communities and people across the region and the country.

Creating jobs while solving some of our deepest societal problems is the ultimate win for us.

The final hackathon event is scheduled to hold Monday 17 December 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM at the Edo Innovation Hub, ICE Building, Benin City.

Source: BusinessDay

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