Developers and entrepreneurs in Johannesburg, South Africa, are invited to help solve the city’s problems, and in doing so win their share of prizes to the value of R5m. If you are an entrepreneur or developer and you think you have the digital solutions to tackle issues such as load-shedding, education, healthcare or better ways to maintain roads – then this challenge is for you.
Head of broadband for the City of Johannesburg, Zolani Matebese, said that the "#Hack.Jozi Challenge" aims to be a boot camp for start-up entrepreneurs and is seeking "digital ideas to enrich the lives of the people of the City of Johannesburg"
Applicants will use IBM’s Bluemix, a Cloud Based Pla
The winners will receive access to a digital hub, a cash amount and access to technical support and mentorship. The winner will get one year’s free hosting credit for their business applications from IBM.
Those taking up the challenge must live in the Johannesburg area, possess a valid South African identity document and may not be employed by the government. The deadline for submissions is March 6 and applications are online. Find all you need to know to enter for the Hack.Jozi Challenge here.
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