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MTN is inviting developers from across Africa to enter its MoMo API Hackathon. The company says that this competition will give tech-focused teams the chance to showcase their innovation and creativity by utilizing the MTN Mobile Money API platform. Winning teams will take home various sums of money, including a grand prize of $5,000.
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MTN Mobile Money (MoMo) is a FinTech platform that offers its users access to a range of digital financial services, including payments, lending, remittance and insurance. Through the MoMo API program, MTN has made its Mobile Money platform accessible to developers and entrepreneurs in Africa. The hackathon builds on this and presents talented teams on the continent with the chance to leverage the MoMo API platform to create brilliant applications that drive financial inclusion.


This competition offers the following prizes to the winning teams:
  • First Prize: $5,000
  • Second Prize: $3,000
  • Third Prize: $2,000

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The MTN MoMo API Hackathon is open to parties that meet these conditions:
  • Be a team with not more than 4 members
  • Must submit a hackathon theme that is in line with one of those identified by the competition’s organizers
  • Have an idea that is truly innovative; ideas copied from existing solutions will be disqualified
  • The hack should be fully developed for the duration of the competition (participants can use open-source libraries and other freely available services like Twitter Feeds, Google Maps, Facebook Connect, etc.)
  • Agree to the organizers’ terms and conditions

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Applications will remain open until October 9, 2023. If you would like to enter this competition, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Opportunities For Africans
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This article was first published on 16th August 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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