The Financial Services Innovators have a goal to make Nigeria a global leader in innovative technology-driven financial services, ensuring access to financial services and economic development in the new digital economy. We will be setting up a Fintech Hackathon that would enhance financial innovation and empower startups. FSI has a Sandbox ready for use.

The Sandbox is a safe and secure environment where innovators are excited to experiment with their ideas without fear of failure and regulatory inhibitions. The APIs (Node and Go) within the sandbox are from key players in the financial ecosystem such as:

  • NIBSS: BVN Verification
  • Sterling Bank: Interbank Transfer
  • AfricasTalking: USSD Transfer

The hackathon will be a way to get a lot more people to sign up as members of FSI to
immediately start building Fintech products.


The Hackathon is open to individuals
(i) who are at least eighteen years old and
(ii) are members of FSI.

Participation in the Hackathon constitutes Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to
and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). The term “you” refers to you, the
‘Participant’ under this terms and conditions will be known as ‘Team’ where the sponsor
does so interprets.
Employees of Sponsor and its respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries,
advertising, promotion, fulfillment or other coordinating agencies, individuals providing
services to Sponsor through an outsourcer or temporary employment agency during the
Hackathon period, and their respective immediate family members and persons living in

their same household, are not eligible to participate in the Hackathon tagged


All submissions for the #PayAsYouKnow hackathon (in all locations) will be received and judged via this platform. 

Deadline for submission is on Saturday, 7th of March, 2020.

Hackathon Sponsors


$6,065 in prizes


Winning team smiles away with N1,000,000 cash price.


Winning team smiles away with N750,000 cash price.


Winning team smiles away with N500,000 cash price.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Aniedi Udo-Obong

Aniedi Udo-Obong
Program Manager, Developer Ecosystem for Sub-Saharan Africa Google

Wole Odetayo

Wole Odetayo
Co-founder, Wennovation Hub.

Derek Nwafor

Derek Nwafor
CEO, Solid Light Limited

Judging Criteria

  • Originality/Creativity - 20%
  • Skill & thoroughness - 30%
  • Practical implementation - 20 %
  • Possible Impact - 30%

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