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Sync, SUWK, others win Zenith Bank’s Hackathon

Sync, a team collaboration and workflow management platform that provides synergy has emerged as the overall winner of the Zecathon at the Zenith Tech Fair…

Sync, a team collaboration and workflow management platform that provides synergy has emerged as the overall winner of the Zecathon at the Zenith Tech Fair 3.0 held in Lagos.

It emerged from the over 500 contestants that participated in the Zenith Hackathon (Zecathon), taking home the grand prize of N20 million in addition to a mentorship programme with Seedstars, a company dedicated to implementing high-quality capacity-building programmes for entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Skill Up With Kahdsole (SUWK), a social-tech startup that provides an end-to-end platform for learning technical and vocational skills to empower young people won N15 million while the second runner-up, Tribapay, a payment-processing gateway that allows for cross-border payments and transactions in Nigeria and Ghana, won N10 million.

The runners-up will also enjoy a mentorship programme with Seedstars. Other finalists who took home N2 million each include Edupoint, Joovlin, Frootify, Izesan Limited, Natal Cares, Plychain.io, and Niteon.

The Group Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank Plc, Dr Ebenezer Onyeagwu, said, “We have deliberately kept the best for the last. The high point of today’s event is the Hackathon. This is where we have the opportunity to see the immense creativity and talent in our youth as they come up with different innovative ideas.”

He added that the pitches presented  were completely different from previous ones, saying, “We intend to make it far more elaborate as we hope that as we go into the future, we should be able to bring back winners where they can tell the audience their journey and how they have progressed so far.”