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MTN MoMo Unveils the Third Edition of the MoMo API Group Hackathon: Shaping the Future of Digital Finance and Innovation.

Kampala, Uganda. – MTN MoMo has announced the launch of the third edition of the MoMo API Group Hackathon, an innovative platform designed to bring together visionary web developers and entrepreneurs from across
Africa.
This exciting event aims to harness the power of technology and creativity to accelerate financial inclusion and drive the digitization of payments on the continent.
With the theme “Innovative Financial and Transactional Applications,” the MoMo API Group Hackathon invites developers and entrepreneurs to create groundbreaking mobile applications that leverage MTN Mobile Money APIs.
These applications will utilize the new capabilities of V2.1 (Notification, KYC, Auth.) and V2.2 (Channel as a Service) to cover use cases beyond payments, thereby fostering a comprehensive and inclusive digital financial ecosystem.
The hackathon is set to unfold across 12 operating countries, including Ghana, Ivory
Coast, Cameroon, Rwanda, eSwatini, Congo Brazzaville, Guinea Conakry, Zambia,
Benin, Liberia, South Africa, South Sudan, and Nigeria, with each country-specific
event bringing together the brightest minds in technology and entrepreneurship.
As a passionate advocate for economic growth and innovation, MTN MoMo is
excited to invite developers and entrepreneurs to be part of this transformative
journey. “We believe that by collaborating with the brightest minds in the tech
community, we can shape the future of mobile financial services and create a
platform that fosters cashless and digital economies, making financial services more
accessible and inclusive,” stated Mark Kivumbi, Snr. Manager Product Development
and Innovations MTN MoMo.
Registrations are now open, and interested participants can secure their spot in the
MoMo API Hackathon by visiting the official hackathon portal at
https://momo2023.hackerearth.com/. The registration process is simple – just click
‘Register Now,’ provide your email and personal details, and click ‘Submit.’ The
registration deadline is September 4th, 2023, at 12:59 AM EAT.
The hackathon timeline includes an information session on where developers can
interact with incubators and innovation hubs, a clarification session on August 29th
for the top 12 selected teams, and the judging event on September 22nd, when the
winners will be announced. Prizes totaling close to $10,000 are up for grabs, with the
top three winners receiving USD 5,000, USD 3,000, and USD 2,000 respectively.
Additionally, participants have the opportunity to join a vibrant community of
developers across Africa and network with seasoned experts to support their career
journey.
MTN Uganda’s theme, “Together we are unstoppable,” resonates with the
hackathon’s collaborative spirit, emphasizing the collective power of innovation and
determination. This event stands as a testament to MTN’s commitment to shaping
the digital finance landscape in Uganda and Africa at large, empowering millions of
people with life-changing financial services.
For further information and registration, please visit
https://momo2023.hackerearth.com/. Join us in paving the way for a cashless future,
where technology and innovation unite to create a more inclusive and connected
continent.