From the 14th – 16th of January 2013, MEST48 will be held at the premises of the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology. MEST48 is an annual 48-hour product development competition. It is hosted by the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology.
At the MEST48 event, developers will have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in Ghana on software products that can potentially change the world.
According to event organizers, the event is about creating real-world products that solve real-world problems. The kinds of software solutions developed by developers at the event is universal. Ideas can be either built for local or international markets, as well as any industry of the developers’ choice.
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At the beginning of the event, volunteers will pitch 60-second product ideas which will be voted upon by all participants. The voting process will help to prune down the ideas to the best ones.
Teams of up to 5 members can be formed to develop the ideas that are selected. After this, teams will start working to build a minimum viable product which should be a working prototype of the main idea as well as prepare a simple business plan for the idea.
After 48 hours, teams will have the opportunity to pitch their products to a panel of judges. The judges will select the top three products to receive prizes!
Participation is entirely free-of-charge and open to students of MEST, Ashesi University & the Open University of West Africa (OUWA). However, potential participants must RSVP latest by Saturday, January 12 in order to be eligible. All participants get free MEST48 t-shirts! Breakfast, Lunch and Supper as well as free internet will be provided to all participants during the Challenge.
First place: Brand-new 16GB white iPod Touches for every team member
Second place: Brand-new 16GB silver iPod Nanos for every team member
Third place: GH¢10 mobile phone credit for every team member.
To participate, click on the Registration link below.
location of MEST Campus. The venue for the Challenge.