Ozow, the SA digital payment specialist has teamed up with AfricArena to revolutionize tech talent across the nation by fueling the adoption of new ideas on fintech innovation that leverage on the new Ozow API. A lucrative cash prize of R100,000 will be awarded to the winning team.
Ozow launched the Hackathon Challenge across South Africa. developers in tech have the perfect opportunity to come up with innovative products while working with the world-class team at Ozow. They can present their idea and code through the Ozow API when demonstrating the application.
The three teams that make it to the final will get to compete on the AfricArena Summit, the continent’s premier deal flow platform, where the winner bags R100,000 and the runners up R25,000.
In a statement shared during the launch, Thomas Pays, the founder and CEO of Ozow narrates, “Since its inception, Ozow has been an incredibly dynamic and innovative South Africa based company. Our world-class tech team is putting the best developer minds in the country to the challenge with the AfricArena Ozow challenge. We are looking forward to receiving very disruptive ideas using our new Ozow API and to work with the finalist teams to continue to deliver amazing innovation to the market.”
Christophe Viarnaud, founder of AfricArena shared how, “We are very proud of partnering with the Ozow team, a challenge winner at AfricArena 2017, to work on this amazing Hackathon and engage with the brilliant tech community in South Africa for applications using Ozow technology.”
AfricArena is a leading ecosystem accelerator and deal-making platform since Africa launched in 2017. Thus far it has received major endorsements from the United Nations, City of Cape Town, Proparco, La French Tech, Sanofi, AirFrance KLM, Methys, and other investment networks such as SAVCA, AVCA, EAVCA, ABAN, and EuroQuity.