MTN App challenge Participants
MTN App challenge 2015 Participants

For the second time since 2015, MTN Uganda will this afternoon host a 3-days app development challenge in which developers have been tasked to come up with innovative prototypes of mobile-based solutions under the themes of M-Health, M-Finance, M-Education, M-Business, M-Entertainment and M-Agriculture.

The hackathon hosted at the MTN offices, Nyonyi Gardens in Kololo, has been organized in collaboration with Outbox, a leading innovation hub in Uganda. A total of 20 teams have been selected to participate out of 99 entries.

Winners will be selected under the following categories:
  1. Best M-Health App: an original concept to address the need for accessing health services in Uganda through the phone.
  2. Best M-Education: the App with the most potential to extend consumption of education using the phone.
  3. Best M-Media & Entertainment: the most original concept that enables Entertainment on the phone.
  4. Best M-Finance: an original concept that can extend financial services to low income segment of the population via the phone.
  5. Best M-Agriculture: an original concept that aims to support the Agricultural industry via the phone.
  6. Overall Winner: Out of the winning Apps in the categories above, this is an Application identified as most aligned to MTN’s current objectives in the Enterprise, Consumer, Financial and Digital services.
  7. Audience’s Favorite: This application will be chosen by the audience as their favorite.

Awards and Prizes:

 Overall Winner:

  • Certificate of Recognition for each team member
  1. ii)      Best M-Health App, Best M-Education, Best M-Media Entertainment
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and Best M-Finance, Best M-Agriculture:

Each of these Awards will receive;

  • USD$ 1,000
  • Certificate of Recognition for each team member
  • Commercialization support from MTN
  • 1GB internet to all team members for 3 months
  • A Smartphone for each team member
  1. Audience Favorite
  • Certificate of Recognition for each team member
  • 1GB internet to all team members for 3 months
  • Commercialization support from MTN
  • A smartphone for each team member

Winners will be announced on Sunday 14th May, 2017.

Event Program

Day 1:

  • 3:00pm 3:55pm: Arrival Of Media Teams
  • 4:00 pm 4:05pm : Opening Remarks – MTN CMO
  • 4:05pm 4:35pm: Key Note speaker- Gerald Otim
  • 4:35pm 5:00pm: Q& A to Key note speaker

Day 2:

Day 3:

  • 3:00pm 4:00pm: Arrival Of Media Teams
  • 4:00pm 4:05pm: Opening Remarks-Richard Zulu
  • 4:05pm 4:10pm Introduction of Judges
  • 4:10pm 5:50pm Presentations ( 20 teams, 5 Mins each including QTNs)
  • 5:50pm 6:30pm: Judges deliberate
  • 6:30pm 7:00pm Awards Announcement
  • 7:00pm 7:05pm Closing remarks – MTN CEO
  • 7:05pm –  Drinks
  • 7:05pm – Interview with the winners,

Judge (1),

Outbox representative

MTN representative.