10 000 participants / 300 mentors / 11 spokespeople / 500+ tech communities across Africa and Europe / 100 000€ Prize Fund
"We need to adapt to the new normal and thrive. This can only happen if we encourage innovation and “out-of-the-box” thinking."
Lacina Koné Director-General, Smart Africa Secretariat
"Estonia has proved that digital can be a great equaliser and Africa has every potential to leapfrog in digital development. This hackathon could lay grounds for the first joint European-African unicorn."
Kersti Kaljulaid President of Estonia
"Youth shall put their creativity, innovation and ingenuity using digital skills into providing solutions that help Africa recover better and faster."
Amani Abou Zeid Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy at the African Union Commission
"Through this hackathon we will be able to foster the creativity and the ingenuity of our young people and professionals from Africa and the EU, who will all be working towards the same goal in a competitive spirit: elaborating scalable solutions to today’s challenges."
Franz Fayot Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs
"It’s about time we move on and start thinking of post-pandemic times and what we can do together. It’s important to start now. The future is ours to shape!"
Peter Vesterbacka Founder of Rovio, Angry Birds, FinEst Bay Area
"Join with other like-minded people, to create the next-level big things and be part of the solution!"
Martin Koppel CEO & Co-Founder, Fortumo
"What does the world need right now, during endless days of difficult news? We need to catch people doing the RIGHT thing!"
Blair Glencorse Founder and Executive Director, Accountability Lab