The annual HackLab Foundation’s Hackathon is set to put an emphasis on digital Innovation through blockchain technology.

An alliance amongst Vodafone’s Enterprise Business, Stanbic Bank, IBM and The HackLab Foundation created the hackathon to provide students with digital empowerment.

The theme of this year’s event is: “Can Blockchain Technology transform the Services Sector?”

The hackathon is projected to motivate and transform the mindset of student developers.

600 developers from over 18 institutions across Ghana are attending the event to discover credible and scalable answers with Blockchain technology.

The best developers in implementing their ideas at the end of the session will also receive support from Vodafone.

Angela Mensah-Poku, Enterprise Business Director at Vodafone said: “We are always excited about the opportunity to unearth young talents in the digital technology sector. Blockchain technology is a very fascinating concept which has captured the attention of the world and this hackathon is a demonstration of our commitment to lead a digital revolution in Ghana.”

“Our status as a leading telecom company in Ghana means we have the power to drive change in our society and this is one of the many avenues we are deploying to accelerate Ghana’s digital journey.”

The Hackathon opens on Friday April 19th at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.