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LASU students win Cavista Hackathon 2024

Cavista Tech is a leading software development company operating in multiple countries, including Nigeria, Botswana, India, and the Philippines.

THE second edition of the Cavista Hackathon concluded successfully on  Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the renowned Afe Babalola Auditorium at the University of Lagos. The event, organised by Cavista Tech, a leading software development company operating in multiple countries, including Nigeria, Botswana, India, and the Philippines, saw the participation of 150 students from the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos State University (LASU), and Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech).

For 48 hours, the participants were tasked with developing innovative AI-based solutions to tackle health-related challenges, then after a thrilling competition,  three students from Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo emerged as the champions of the 2024 edition of the Cavista Hackathon.

The competition, aimed at fostering innovation and creativity among young Nigerians, concluded with resounding success as Team Jupiter from LASU took home the top prize of N1 Million for their groundbreaking project "Eternal AI" in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) focusing on dermatological care. The winning team, consisting of Dauda Yusuf, Akinyemi Temiye, and Eziamaka Michael, impressed the judges with their innovative approach to using AI in healthcare, particularly in providing accessible and efficient dermatological services.


Team Techmed from LASU secured the second position with their project "Rescue Link," earning them a prize of N750,000. The team, comprised of Nelson Nana Onuoha, Fadeyi Abiola, and Balogun Ayodimeji, focused on leveraging AI for emergency medical assistance.

Claiming the third spot was Team Farmceries from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) with their project "Health Al" centred on diet and nutrition. The team, consisting of Saka Suliat, Balogun Basit, and Fadeyi David, received a prize of N500,000 for their commendable efforts.

The Minister of State for Youth Development, Ayodele Olawande, commended Cavista Technologies for organising the Hackathon and reiterated the Government's commitment to supporting youth initiatives. He encouraged the participants to continue to strive for excellence and shape the future of AI in Nigeria.


Mr Dele Odufuye, the Executive Director of Cavista, welcomed the participants from LASU, UNILAG, and Yaba College of Technology, highlighting the importance of their contributions to the technological advancement in Nigeria.

The Cavista Hackathon served as an essential platform for young Nigerians to showcase their creativity and problem-solving skills, and address real-world challenges as the country progresses towards technological advancement. Initiatives like these are crucial in nurturing Nigeria's next generation of innovators.

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