Are you a developer? Are you interested in innovating around financial services/Fintech? Moringa School – East Africa’s top coding school and Barclays bank – one of the oldest and largest multinational financial institutions are coming together to make big time banking innovative solutions around pertinent issues and problem statements in banking and finance; thanks to Barclays Bank!
Recently, Barclays partnered with Nest and Moringa School to launch the Barclays Kenya Product Lab in Nairobi in a move expected to give local developers access to resources to develop solutions that will shape the future of the financial industry.
“Our innovation initiatives in Africa are a hugely important part of our aim to create a network of strong innovators across the globe – connecting and co-creating together to create the future of financial services,” says Lubaina Manji, Director of Barclays Open Innovation Programme.
In the deal, Moringa School will offer training on design thinking and user research while Nest will manage the program and provide mentorship. The initial phase kicks off on October 19th where local developers will be taken through a 10-week comprehensive training program at the Barclays Kenya Product Lab and tasked to come up with superior innovative solutions.
Participants will have access to resources available in Barclays’ Global Rise Innovation Hubs across the world as well mentorship from the Barclays global open innovation teams in London, Manchester, New York and other planned locations in the Middle East, Africa and India.
The developers will conduct market research, user research, building product prototypes and pitch their solutions in front of Barclay’s senior executives and program partners. They will also receive in-depth training and mentorship, the best solution to come out of the program will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and the developer will get a chance to continue working with Barclays on the innovation.
Where: Moringa School, Piedmont plaza 3rd floor, Ngong Rd
When: 3rd October 2015
Time: From 8:30 am for a 12-Hour Hackathon
Entry is Free!
- 1st place: USD 250
- 2nd place:USD 150
- 3rd place: USD 100
Join us for a fun filled hackathon, full of exciting prizes, cool swag and learning opportunities with lots of caffeine and food to keep you going!
Get your ticket today! Registration is free, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, limited to 40 participants.
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