AfricaHacks launches a Digital Economy Platform for youth

Toronto, Canada— November 3, 2020 — AfricaHacks today released a digital economy platform for youth of African descent, Start by AfricaHacks, for Web. Start enables aspiring youth of African descent to build a company from their idea or passion projects. With Start by AfricaHacks, any youth can validate their idea by creating or joining a team and participate in a Hackathon or invention marathon. Start enables team formation, learning, and participation at Hackathons like the upcoming NaijaHacks Hackathon and the AfricaHacks 2020 Hackathon. 

Commenting from Toronto, Canada, Uchi Uchibeke, Founder of AfricaHacks, said that “In keeping with AfricaHacks’s mission of enabling the youth of African descent to build companies, Start be AfricaHacks is the first point of contact between transforming an idea to a Startup. We are proud to continue to support our community of builders and innovators to bring their idea to life and improve the quality of life for themselves, their families, and the world.”

Pricing and Availability

Start by AfricaHacks is live on the Web and free to use. Start by AfricaHacks works on all major Browsers and will continue to evolve to enable more African descent youth to build Companies. Community members on Start by AfricaHacks can share their referral link to earn points.

Web app link: start.africahacks.com

Additional Information

A limited number of Referral Codes are available to members of the media. Journalists interested in receiving one should contact Christine Dikongué, CMO of AfricaHacks – [email protected]

Screenshots, icons, and other related media are available for download from here: https://africahacks.com/media-kit/.

About AfricaHacks

AfricaHacks is the brainchild of Uchi Uchibeke, a Nigerian-Canadian Engineer with both SecureKey and PeerCosign; AfricaHacks makes opportunities available to African youth to start tech companies or get good tech jobs. Uchi started AfricaHacks because of the impact that participating and winning Hackathons at Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, Waterloo, and many more had on him and his career. He wanted to bring a similar experience to young people in Nigeria to enable them to build solutions that make themselves, their families, and the world better. 

Today, AfricaHacks organizes and supports Hackathons across all African countries and partners with African tech companies and others worldwide to incubate new African tech companies.

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