African Tech companies and jobs
AfricaHacks exist to make opportunities available to all young Africans so that they can build African tech companies or get tech jobs at the world’s best companies.
Started as NaijaHacks, the brainchild of Uchi Uchibeke, a Nigerian-Canadian Engineer with both SecureKey and Auth0, AfricaHacks makes opportunities available to African youth to start tech companies or get good tech jobs. Uchi started Naijahacks 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.
Why we are different
AfricaHacks is not just a hackathon. For most of our AfricaHacks member events, the #AfricaHacks experiences starts online and continues in a demo day and award ceremony.
Unlike other Hackathons, we follow up, match participants to companies and mentor and fund the projects that come out of AfricaHacks Member Events.
We are proud of the Incubator program which will create hundreds of African Tech companies in the coming years!
Co-Chair & Executive Director