MTN Uganda in partnership with Outbox Hub once again brings on the MTN App Challenge this year following the success of 2015 first annual challenge. The even holds a 3 day Hack-a-thon at the MTN offices, Nyonyi Gardens in Kololo which will see talent from all over the country innovate and create mobile apps in five chosen categories; M-Health, M- Media & Entertainment, M-Education, M-Finance, and M-Agriculture.
DAY THREE: Sunday 14th May, 2017
7:20 p.m (EAT)
All participants take off time to relax with a cocktail as the judges take time to choose which apps will be emerged winners.
Richard Zulu welcomes the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Uganda; Wim Vanhelleputte to give brief remarks.
All teams conclude with the pitching.
The second last category M-Media and Entertainment pitching, the M-Agriculture will be pitching last.
Teams from the M-Education category pitching next.
Teams from the M-Health up next. Each team being given 3 minutes to pitch. Team Blood Finder pitches first.
Team JustGo is pitching first, followed by team Akorion, team Vugaco, and finally team Thunder.
4: 46 p.m(EAT)
Each team has been given 3 minutes to pitch and 2 minutes for the judges. Teams in the M-Finance category will be pitching first.
Founder at Outbox Hub Uganda; Richard Zulu takes on the stage. Introducing some of the guests; the acting Chief Marketing Officer at MTN Uganda and Huawei representatives, the final judges.
3:30 p.m (EAT)
Teams are now getting ready to make their final pitches to the judges.
1:50 p.m (EAT)
Richard Zulu and mentors guiding teams on how they will be pitching their final products to the judges.
10:30 a.m (EAT)
Solomon Opio; Capacity Development Lead at Outbox Hub calls for teams to submit their APKs.
10:00 a.m (EAT)
Suzan kayemba calls teams to submit their Business Canvas that the final judges will base on.
DAY TWO: Saturday 13th May, 2017
8:45 p.m (EAT)
Finally, teams from the M-Media and Entertainment category presenting their prototypes to mentors.
8:00 p.m (EAT)
Teams from the M-Education category presenting their prototypes
7:30 p.m (EAT)
Teams from the M-Finance category presenting their prototypes
7:00 p.m (EAT)
Teams from the M-Health category, with Team Blood Finder – now pitching their prototype to a panel of mentors.
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6:50 p.m (EAT)
Richard Zulu gives a countdown to the pitching session. Team Blood Finder from the M-Health category will be pitching first.
All teams in the M-Heath category will be pitching first.
3:00 p.m (EAT)
Teams now receiving mentorship. Expected to present their working prototypes at the next check in which has been scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
10:37 a.m (EAT)
Richard Zulu calls Project Managers from each team to a private pitch session to the judges and mentors.
10:09 a.m (EAT)
MTN Uganda’s Senior Manager for Digital; Suzan Kayemba welcomes back innovators to DAY 2 of the 2017 MTN App Challenge.
9:45 a.m (EAT)
Richard Zulu; Founder of Outbox Hub Uganda, welcomes the developers to the day two of the MTN App Challenge. By 10:30 a.m teams will be visited by several mentors to check in on their progress.
DAY ONE: Friday 12th May, 2017
6:00 p.m (EAT)
Hackathon begins! Teams building innovative mobile apps in Health, Finance, Education, Media & Entertainment, and Agriculture get their hands dirty to redefine ideas for the MTN App Challenge
5:43 p.m (EAT)
Richard Zulu takes on questions from participants.
5:30 p.m (EAT)
Richard Zulu gives a weekend roadmap, all participants ought to follow.
5:20 p.m (EAT)
Solomon Opio invites Richard Zulu to brief the participants on what to expect at the the 3 day hackathon. He urges all participants to work in a team if they want to pull this off.
5:18 p.m (EAT)
Solomon Opio finally invites developers in the M-Media & Entertainment category pitching their ideas, with team MunoWatch pitching first.
5:11 p.m (EAT)
Solomon Opio invites developers in the M-Health category pitching their ideas, with the team Blood Finder pitching first.
5:07 p.m (EAT)
Solomon Opio invites developers in the M-Finance category for a 60 second pitch.
5:00 p.m (EAT)
Solomon Opio; Capacity Development Lead at Outbox Hub invites developers in the M-Education category presenting next – with team SomaAfrica pitching first, Somessa App come second and finally the students hub Uganda team come last.
4:55 p.m (EAT)
Richard Zulu invites developers to start pitching their innovate ideas in 60 seconds. He invites developers in the M-Agriculture category first.
4:40 p.m (EAT)
Gerald Otim takes questions from the participants as he urges them to work as a team to deliver a good product that can have potential investments.
4: 20 p.m (EAT)
Richard Zulu invites Fintech Entrepreneur and founder of award winning Ensibuuko, Gerald Otim to deliver a Keynote address to the participants.
4:10 p.m (EAT)
MTN Uganda’s Senior Manager for Digital; Suzan Kayemba invited on stage by Richard Zulu – gives brief remarks and journey about the MTN App Challenge.
4:00 p.m (EAT)
Outbox hub founder Richard Zulu officially opens the 2017 MTN App Challenge. Gives a few remarks on the previous winners ‘Yoza App Team’ who won the challenge in 2015.