Homefort Energy – a Nigerian Clean Energy Startup – has won the Kingdom Hackathon Prize of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) securing five thousand dollars grant funding.
The event took place at WorkCity, Second Roundabout, Lekki Phase 1 on Saturday in Lagos.
Opeyemi Owosho, Founder of Homefort Energy, won the first place position and went home with 5,000 dollars.
He also got six months free voucher of office space and mentorship support from Workcity, a partner of Kingdom Hack 2.0.
The second position went to Airsync, a balloon-powered satellite platform, for detecting oil spills and vandalism.
Airsync also got a six months free voucher of office space and mentorship support from Workcity.
The third place went to Yudimy, a startup that leverages on behavioral science and machine learning for human capital development.
Yudimy also got six months free voucher of office space and mentorship support from Workcity.
No fewer than nine finalists were shortlisted for the competition after receiving applications from about 100 startup companies from Nigeria to compete for the grant.
The finalists pitched their solutions to a judging panel.
It comprises the National Youth Pastor of RCCG, Pastor Precious Akingbade and Pastor Oluwadamilare Adeboye, International Director of Programmes and Church Planting, RCCG Young Adults and Youth Affairs.
Kingdom Hackathon is a tech event focussed on solving social problems through technology, an initiative of the Young Adults and Youth Affairs of RCCG.
The Nigerian Startup makes cooking gas (LPG) affordable and accessible to underserved markets in Nigeria, using pay as you go model and digital innovations.
The event brought together innovators who are tackling Social & Global issues and offers support to them through mentorship and funding.