The Makeathon is a “collective intelligence at the service of innovation, the aim is to bring participants to cooperate together, learn from each other, collaborate to realize their idea”.
"Makeathon" comes from the combination of "Make" and "Marathon", an event during which participants spend several days creating, coding, designing, developing and promoting their software or hardware projects built from scratch.

Our goal is to join forces creating a special network and an open space for creativity and innovation. We believe that young innovative African students have the determination and the skills to support the goal of industrial growth in Africa.

Participating students could create and develop innovative solutions as well as prototypes corresponding to the sponsor's requests.

The theme and missions will be designed in collaboration with our sponsors and our universities in order to best correspond to current industrial trends and needs, on the one hand, and to the expertise and technical skills of the participants, on the other.

In addition, we aim to create a collaborative environment bringing together African startups as well as companies active in the field of smart technologies.

Winners of Makeathonn


  • Water4ALL 




Apply to SPONSOR with us in 2020, and our specialist team will get in touch with you to discuss your goals