Travel Technology and Innovation Visit Oromia Hackathon 2023: A Resounding Success as Winners Shine Bright.

March 29, 2024by Habte Assefa0

The Oromia Hackathon 2023 concluded on a high note, marking a resounding success for the tech community in Ethiopia and beyond. the event brought together innovators, developers, and changemakers from diverse backgrounds to showcase their talent and creativity in addressing pressing societal challenges.

Amidst an atmosphere buzzing with energy and excitement, participants showcased their innovative solutions across various domains, including healthcare, education, agriculture, and environmental sustainability. From groundbreaking apps to cutting-edge technologies, the projects presented at the hackathon demonstrated the immense potential of technology to drive positive change and impact lives.

Following intense rounds of pitching and judging, a panel of esteemed experts deliberated and selected the winners who stood out for their ingenuity, creativity, and impact. The award ceremony was a moment of celebration and recognition, honoring the hard work and dedication of the participants who had poured their hearts and minds into their projects.

Without further ado, let’s unveil the winners of the Oromia Hackathon 2023:

  1. First Place: Hotspot – Hotspot is a revolutionary platfom that’s changing the way we travel. A platform that allows users to gather and exchange travel-related information, and more along with personalized tour guiding using cutting-edge Al.Group name: Horan
    Project title: Hotspot
    Rank : 1st Prize winners
  2. Second Place: [Explore Your Roots ] – Explore Your Roots aims to create an educational app tailored specifically for diaspora Oromo children and teenagers living outside Ethiopia. This innovative app will serve as a bridge to connect Oromo youth with their cultural heritage, fostering a sense of belonging and pride in their Oromo identity. Moreover, it will inspire and educate them about the rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes of Oromia, ultimately encouraging them to visit and explore the region in the future.
    1. Group name: Spark
      Project title: Explore Your Roots
      Rank : 2nd Prize winners
  3. Third Place: [Aadaa] – Aadaa is a groundbreaking digital cultural products marketplace platform that celebrates the cultural diversity of Ethiopia while fostering cross-cultural understanding and economic empowerment. Operating primarily in Ethiopia and reaching out to the international market. It transcends borders to unite artisans, culinary experts, cultural enthusiasts, and travelers. Aadaa is more than a business. It’s a mission to showcase the richness of Oromia’s culture and create a global movement of celebration, understanding, and economic empowerment.

Group name: Aadaa
Project title : Aadaa
Rank : 3rd Prize winners

In addition to the top three winners, several other teams received special recognition for their outstanding contributions and innovative ideas. The event also provided valuable networking opportunities, mentorship sessions, and workshops to all participants, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange within the tech community.

As the curtains draw on the Oromia Hackathon 2023, the spirit of innovation and collaboration continues to inspire and drive positive change in Ethiopia and beyond. Congratulations to all the winners and participants for their remarkable achievements, and here’s to a future filled with endless possibilities and opportunities for innovation and growth.

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