Who We AreIn the words of John Maeda, simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful. Discover X is a technology inspired organization, driven by the simple desire to provide tech-based solutions to the prevailing issues on the continent of Africa, consequently changing the narrative of this region.
Our programmes, which include workshops, seminars and hackathons, are designed to encourage emerging entrepreneurs in the tech industry through the provision of an innovative and productive environment and a network structure viable for the incubation and acceleration of solution based products worthy of recognition both nationally and internationally. The short and long term goals of the platform range from the facilitation of solutions to basic challenges in health care, security, education, transportation, agriculture and other related sectors, to the positioning of Nigeria as a leading avenue for the development of tech based solutions in Africa, by making technology one of the primary exports of the region.
Some of the milestones projected include organizing the biggest hackathon in Africa, incubating hackathon projects and connecting with funding, hosting a Live demo day with Investors and participants, organizing quarterly bootcamps, training 10,000 Software Engineers and connecting trainees with remote jobs abroad. Following the identification of specific challenges by key industry players, over 2,000 developers will converge for the purpose of building effective and workable software solutions using blockchain technology, Augmented reality, Virtual reality and Mixed reality at the scheduled Discover X hackathon event in Lagos, Nigeria. Selected products designed at this event will undergo the stages of incubation and acceleration.
To bring together innovators and active thinkers to build solutions to pressing problems identified in different sectors of Africa's economy.
To source for solutions to Africa’s problems through collaboration and the application of cutting-edge technology.