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thehatch InsurTech Hackathon

shaping the future of insurance...

thehatch InsurTech hackathon is an ‘invention marathon’ that brings together individuals with interest in technology to discover, learn and build InsurTech products in 48 hours.


The maiden edition of the thehatch hackathon aims to proffer smart solutions to the insurance industry using web/mobile technologies. Participants are expected to present innovative and cutting edge products that push the limits of existing technologies.


Participation is open to individuals across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya & Ethiopia. Selected individuals with unique & innovative applications stand a chance to win fantastic cash prizes amongst other benefits.


Fantastic prizes include:


Winner: $5,500 USD

First Runner up: $4,000 USD

Second Runner up: $2,750 USD ** Terms & conditions Apply**


Saturday July 27th & Sunday 28th, 2019


Plot 1611,
Adeola Hopewell Street,
Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Event DaysSaturday July 27th & Sunday 28th, 2019

--DAY 1:    09:00am-5:00pm

--DAY 2:    09:00am-6:00p

thehatch, an Inlaks Innovation Lab is organizing her first hackathon event and the successful participants will be required to develop solutions that will address:

  1. A major challenge in the insurance sector.
  2. Payment Innovation to optimize the current insurance payment system.
  3. Valuable collaboration with Stakeholders/Partners: - Insurance companies, Banks, Fintechs, etc.

The overall objective of this first edition is to discover any digital or technology driven solution that solves a problem in the insurance sector.

Intending participants will be required to develop solutions that are: Innovative, viable, feasible and unique. The solutions developed must also be:

--Timesaving and safe for use

--User-friendly, scalable and secure

--Convenient and versatile


--Software developers,


--Fintech Startups

--Insurtech Experts


  1. The idea must leverage web or mobile technology to solve a problem in the insurance industry.
  2. Teams must consist of at least two team members to a maximum of four members.
  3. Participants and their teams must be 18 and above.
  4. The participant’s application must be their original work or idea.
  5. Participants can use free and open source resources available on the internet. 
  6. Participants must ensure that the personal information provided upon registration online is true and accurate.
  7. In the event that idea/solution relates to payment, the participant should use the payment API provided by Inlaks.
  8. This application is only open to individuals from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Ethiopia.

1. Glitch free application process.

2. Market viable Ideas.

3. Insurtech based solution.

4. Novelty of the invented application.

5. Feasibility.

6. Practicability.

7. Idea must be worth further investment.


Meet the Judges



Yetunde Ilori DG/CEO of the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA)

Jacqueline JumahFin-Tech Specialist

ASHWIN HEGDEExecutive Director, Inlaks Nigeria

MAXWELL ANUMBASoftware Developer, Inlaks Nigeria

FEMI ADERIBIGBECountry CIO, AXA Mansard Insurance Plc

IDOWU JIMOH Head Casualty & Liability Units, Leadway Assurance Co. Ltd

Ayo Adegboye PhD. Managing Director, BCX Nigeria

Chidinma IweAg.Head, IT Infrastructure,FBNQuest Merchant Bank

Tobi KoyejoChief Sales,Marketing & Strategy Officer at Cloud Exchange West Africa

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Frequently Asked Questions

Get more insight about the event

thehatch InsurTech HACKATHON is open to developers who are innovative. --Software developers --Techlovers --Fintechs et al
Yes. Please refer to Eligibility Criteria.
Other than finding a well-talented group of individuals with bright ideas to team up with, there is nothing that you need to prepare in advance.
Any digitally or technologically enabled solution that solves a major problem in the insurance sector. However, watch this space & follow our social media handles to be in the know!
Absolutely! Fantastic prizes include: Winner: $5,500 USD 1st Runner up: $4,000 USD 2nd Runner up: $2,750 USD ** Terms & conditions Apply**
Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya & Ethiopia

Contact Us

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+234 7088194300

Office Location

Plot 1611 Adeola Hopewell, Victoria Island, Lagos

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