Smarter Than Corona Hackathon

StartHub, Social Innovation Academy & Zetu Africa.

About Smarter Than Corona Hackathon

Online Design-Sprint StartHub Africa together with the Social Innovation Academy and Zetu Africa,organized a 3-days online Design-Sprint / Hackathon in Uganda to develop innovative solutions with the goal to fight the effects of Covid-19 in Uganda. 150 participants and mentors were matched in inter-disciplinary teams and participated in the challenge.

Through a structured Design-Sprint Process, 22 IT and non-IT solutions in the areas of access to health care, food security, education, income security and well-being have been developed. In only three days, participants conducted interviews, came up with innovative ideas and prototyped their ideas in the real world. Currently, the best solutions receive further implementation support.

What we achieved and Impact

  • 120 participants developed solutions to fight the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in Uganda
  • 25 solutions have been developed
  • 4 teams were selected for finals of the Social Innovation Award
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1 Month

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120 SMEs

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