Hackathon: Innovations for Mobile Financial Services (OneMoney Hackathon)

The OneMoney Hackathon was held at the TelOne Centre for Learning from the 13th -15th July 2018, a product of the partnership between FinMark Trust, NetOne, TelOne, Elevate Trust and ZimHack. The competition aimed to promote product innovations for inclusive financial services within the mobile financial services sector, with a particular focus on poor and rural populations of Zimbabwe. The event provided a platform to engage young innovators from across the country to develop innovative and modern solutions to mobile money ecosystem challenges, while interacting with mentors and key stakeholders.

Over the 3 days, 16 teams (107 participants) developed prototype solutions to 1 of 5 mobile money ecosystem challenges. Judged on a range of fundamental criteria, the 5 winning teams each received a cash prize of $5000 USD, as well as continued mentorship and technical support towards the development of their solutions.