Congratulations to the Cognothon Hatfield 2017 Winners!!!

COGNOTHON is a hackathon event aimed at addressing some of Africa's challenges through cognitive computing technology (IBM Watson). Pretoria will be packed with Innovation on the 1st - 2nd April 2017. Africa's finest developers will be showcasing their abilities to solve African problems through technology...Free Registration.

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Prime Elite

1st Place

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2nd Place

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Creative Genes

3rd Place


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2017 Venue: The Fields

Address: | The Fields, 1066 Burnett St, Pretaoria, Gauteng, South Africa, 0028

The Fields is ideally located within easy walking distance of the University of Pretoria (TUKS), the Hatfield Central Business District, Loftus Versfeld Stadium and the Gautrain station. The Fields retail outlets, all on street level, provide easy relaxed shopping choices including food, restaurants & drink, fashion, shoes & accessories, health & beauty, art, books, printing, stationery, information technology & entertainment, specialists and banking. Convenient undercover parking.

The Fields Development, which is under the management of City Property, has brought a breath of fresh air to Hatfield in Pretoria. This newly styled urban village, where you can live, work, study, shop, eat and play has been created for people on the go.

Program 2017

31st (Friday)

Get together over drinks just to know each other. Perhaps pick the challenges from our sponsors.

18:00hrs - 19:00hrs

@The Fields Event Venue in Hatfield.

1st (Saturday)

07:30hrs - 08:00 hrs - Registrations and Breakfast.
08:15hrs - Team forming and Start Working.
10:10hrs - Opening Speech By (Guest of honour).
22:00hrs - Venue Closes for resting.
Pitching will be 3 minutes and 1 minute questions
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to view pitch formula.

2nd (Sunday)

07:00hrs - 07:30 hrs - Arrivals, Breakfast.
07:30hrs - 12:30hrs - Finalization of ideas.
12:30 - Submission of Entries.
14:00hrs - Start of Presentations and Judging.

Pitch Format Advice: rub to: 20min

17:30hrs - Winner announced and Price Giving (Close)