We started few years ago trying to bring farmers to sellers (Kobofarm), but during our journey, we discovered the scope of the problem is bigger than we thought. There are so many problems that lies on the infrastructural deficiet of the country. you can imagine how to connect a farmer who lives in a remote area to internet, and beyound that, knowledge is key. Considering the fact that the coming generation of farmers are not the old in remote places but the YOUTHS who are adopting farming, we decided to go by farmhack.
Farmhack gave us as broader scope and after 2 years of sucessful hacking the farm in the universities, we decided to collaborate with other companies with similar interests to build HACK.NG
Hack.NG is a university based independent student group, who meets regularly to compete in solving local problems.Once, every year, there will be a need to solve a national problem through an inter-university competition.”
At the competition, participants can uses all kinds of technology to solve their chosen problems.Both hardware and software can be deployed.
Applying academic approach into solving daily problems is fully encouraged and that is why we are partnering with companies to submit problems of interest to us.
Yes, keep your solution simple, such that my grandmother will be able to use or understand it.Thats our approach
We have organized competitions at universities of higher learning so far, we are looking beyound that this time and we are trying to bring in people from the industry to work with us in solving dialy problems.
Yes, its s sprint style pitch, where people who never met eachother will come together and form a team to build something. This time, idea will be refined and be worked on continously.
Winners don't just get the throphy for the sake of getting it. They emerge into companies