N1 Million Up for Grabs in Maiden Edition of Busicon App Challenge
Foremost Enterprise Content Management Solution service provider Busicon Nigeria Limited has called for entries in the maiden Busicon App Challenge.
Speaking at a media conference, Director Tech Services, Busicon Nigeria Limited, Ayo Akanbi said the Busicon App Challenge is an initiative of Busicon Group Limited meant to encourage youth participation in ICT and to aid an innovative mentality.
Akanbi added that Busicon is a second generation ICT Solutions company that is concerned about ICT development in Africa most especially for the coming generation, “that is why we are investing in the youth. There is a prize money of 1 million naira for the winning entry”.
“Beyond the prize money, participants will enjoy exposure to both local and international companies that are ready to either partner or fund Tech Startups in Nigeria,” he added.
Speaking about modalities of the contest, Director Sales and Marketing, Busicon Nigeria Limited, Dammy Akanbi, said the contest will last for two weeks: “the first two weeks will be for entry submission, while contestants will spend the remaining four weeks to develop their ideas”.
He added that contestants should visit www.busicongroup.com.ng to fill their entry form.
Akanbi further said that entries would be judged by reputable local and international ICT professionals. The winning entry must provide solution to an existing challenge, it must be implementable and should be achievable with minimum budget.
Director Business development, Busicon Nigerian Limited, Yeside Ireobhude said after this maiden edition the company was open to partnerships that would expand the contest and increase the prize money so that the winner can start a business with the money.
The contest is open to both male and female App developers within the ages of 18-35 years old. Entries can be submitted by unemptied, employed, self-employed and students within the age range who are willing and ready to prefer solution to everyday challenge using ICT.