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Team Ajot wins Enye Hackathon 2021 for digitizing social contributory saving

Team Ajot Eric Okemmadu prize
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Team Ajot wins Enye Hackathon 2021 for digitizing social contributory saving

On 18th September 2021, Team Ajot, led by Eric Okemmadu, emerged as the winner of the 2021 edition of the annual Enye Hackathon.

The five-day virtual hackathon was themed around using No-Code tools in product development. Software engineers teamed up to leverage Quabbly’s no-code software and scalable APIs from PneumaCare and GetWallets to build and automate social impact solutions.

The Enye hackathon 2021 ran for five days and culminated in a Demo Day event at WorkCity, Lekki, Team Ajot won 1st place for their product Ajot.

Ajot is leveraging the widespread use of POS banking to digitize local contributory thrift saving for the unbanked.

Eric Okemmadu receiving the prize money while his teammates joined the Demo Day via Zoom

Ajo is an age-old practice of communal funding via micro-units of daily, weekly or monthly contributions.

Team Ajot’s solution will leverage the help of POS agents to reach the unbanked and no-so-tech savvy. Instead of manually marking cards and with no way of tracking funds and accountability, Ajot aims to digitize the process through Quabbly and GetWallets’ APIs.

Runner Up & Most Improved teams

Team Gesundheit came second ($500 prize) with an app designed to help individuals control serious medical illnesses like depression, PTSD, and manage alcohol, drugs & psychoactive substance abuse. It features a questionnaire to help calculate the risk levels associated with substance usage and sends detailed reports. Gesundheit will also feature a Virtual Accountability Partner to help users track their goals and stay focused.

“The reason why we are doing this is to build community.” – Uche Nnadi

Team Vitalis won the third prize ($300) for the Most Improved Team – an award given to the team which showed the greatest improvement in product quality and delivery from their first submission to their final presentation. Their solution helps patients to book medical tests ahead, from the comfort of their homes, instead of waiting in line for hours at the hospital before they can get tested. Test results are also sent to the patients afterwards.

Thank you!

Hackathon judges L-R: Ayodele Adeyemo, Yewande Odumosu, Sean Burrowes, Jamiu Ozigi

The Enye Hackathon 2021 wouldn’t be possible without our headline partner Quabbly, and our associate sponsors PneumaCare and GetWallets. Thank you hackathon judges: Jamiu Ozigi from Quabbly, Ayodele Adeyemo from PneumaCare, Yewande Odumosu of GetWallets, and Sean Burrowes from Ingressive for Good.

We also thank everyone who registered and participated in our hackathon. We now look ahead to the Enye Cohort 6 later this year, which is fully remote. The Enye program is aimed at software engineers looking to upskill and early-stage founders who need technical help to build out the minimum viable products for their great ideas.

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