For winning, the Kingdom Hackathon, Homefort received $5,000 grant funding.
Commenting, International Director of Programmes and Church Planting, RCCG Young Adults and Youth Affairs, Oluwadamilare Adeboye described Kingdom Hackathon as an initiative designed by RCCG in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Adeboye said that this was to support African youths to unleash their entrepreneurial potential to lead the change so desired by Africa.
He encouraged the winners to utilise the resources provided to them to scale their solutions to make a meaningful social impact and to also set the pace for other enterprising African youths.
Founder of Homefort Energy, Opeyemi Owosho said the platform would give him the leeway to upscale his business. Owosho added that it would motivate him to deliver affordable cooking gas services to Nigerians.
“The Kingdom Hackathon grant will give me the opportunity to scale my business and provide affordable cooking gas to many homes in Nigeria with easy-to-use technology,” he stated.
The second position went to Airsync, a balloon-powered satellite platform for detecting oil spills and vandalism, got a six months free voucher for office space and mentorship support from Workcity.
Third place went to Yudimy, a startup that leverages on behavioural science and machine learning for human capital development. Yudimy also got six months free voucher for office space and mentorship support from Workcity.
Kingdom Hackathon, which took place at WorkCity in Lagos over the weekend, is a tech event focused on solving social problems through technology. It is an initiative of the Young Adults and Youth Affairs of RCCG. About nine finalists were shortlisted for the grand finale from a pool of over 100 applications from Nigerian startups.