About Hackathon

About

An event for

Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) owners (and dreamers), start and grow their businesses

The FSCA is excited to introduce its inaugural virtual hackathon! This amazing opportunity is aimed at South African youth with the skills and passion to develop a game idea that will assist Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) owners (and dreamers), start and grow their businesses.

The high unemployment rate in the country has prompted the FSCA to foster a focus on entrepreneurship as a means of alleviating this challenge. The FSCA sees the growth of the SMME sector as the catalyst to help set South Africa on a path of economic growth, spearheaded by our country's abundant innovative and enterprising youth talent.

The FSCA's soon to be annual hackathon focuses on entrepreneurship, including the basic steps of starting a business and managing its finances. The hackathon aims to teach these necessary principles for the success of startups through gamification. The winning team/individual will share a bumper cash prize of R20,000 along with full developmental support of their mobile game.