Culture Shift Hackathon by British Council, Co-Creation Hub

British Council in conjunction with Co-Creation Hub has shortlisted selected members of the community (technology developers, designers, branding and marketing professionals, and business analysts) to apply to participate in the Culture Shift project, themed ‘ICT for Festivals Development.’

The project although managed by the British Council is a partnership-led competitive innovation fund, that will provide opportunities for emerging creatives to bypass what are often the most inhibiting factors in the progression of good ideas – access to seed funding and expert mentorship.

Selected festival managers will work in collaboration with technology developers and designers, and business experts to create web and mobile solutions for use in festivals, and then compete for seed finance to realise the projects. Winning idea will receive Naira Equivalent of £5,000 and two others £1,500 each. 

Who Gets to Benefit?
Software developers, designers (graphic, web and user-experience), branding and marketing professionals, and business analysts.

Project Timeline
The project will take place in three phases:

  • Stage 1b: 3-day ‘Hackathon’: 17th, 18th and 19th March
  • Pitching for seed funding: 19th March 2012
  • Mentoring and Fruition: April – September 2012

Co-Creation Hub (CcHub), 6th Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos

Interested persons should download form below. Fill and send to email – However, before you go applying you should know that applicants must:

  •  Have a history of and familiarity with technology tools development
  •  Be willing to commit a few hours a week to the Culture Shift project, expected to last between 8 – 12 months. Applicants selected to receive the seed fund will be required to develop the final product from prototype stage.

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