Local tech business joins forces with US Embassy to launch prize-heavy competition

A local tech business – The Local App Inc – has partnered with the US Embassy to offer students across Antigua and Barbuda a chance to be part of a programme to increase their awareness of opportunities in tech and how it can be applied to improve the economy.

Secondary, college and university students are being invited to participate in a hackathon called the BRIGHT Hack – FinTech Challenge – for a chance to win up to EC$10,000 in prizes. BRIGHT stands for Boosting Renewables and Infrastructure Globally by Harnessing Technology.

Students are asked to form teams of up to four people to represent their schools in this challenge which aims to get young people particularly excited about building the financial infrastructure in the Caribbean through tech.

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