Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Can I apply to the Marydel Makeathon?
A: Yes. The application starts on 1st August and ends on 27th August 2019.

Q: How do I know if I was selected?
A: All successful applicants will be reached. They will be requested to provide further information for review.

Q: More information was requested of me. What next?
A: Those applicants who responded to our request for more information will be invited to our Pitch Event.

Q: What is a Marydel Makeathon Pitch?
A: The South-South Makeathon Pitch is an event where selected South-South Makeathon applicants will present their ideas/solutions to a group consisting of panellists and experts for their review of its relevance, feasibility and potential impact. From the pitch, 20 teams will be shortlisted. This successful 20 will be advanced to the next stage of the Makeathon.

Q: If I am invited to the Marydel Makeathon Pitch. How do I get further update?
A: Quite Simple. Updates will be regularly provided via our recommended contact channels. The information will be provided later.

Q:  Where does the Marydel Makeathon Pitch hold?
A:  South South Innovation Hub Benin City, Edo State

Q: If I am unable to make the Marydel Makeathon Pitch dates but I applied as a TEAM. Can my team member represent me?
A: Yes. As long your members’ details were actually provided during the initial application.

Q: If I am invited to the Makeathon Pitch, and I want to change the Idea I originally submitted. Is it possible?
A. Unfortunately NO. All applications were reviewed and selected based on the ideas submitted. Attempting to change the Idea originally submitted subjects the applicant to automatic disqualification.

Q: If I am invited to the Makeathon Pitch. What do I need to bring to make my session outstanding.
A: A pitch basically provides a session to showcase your idea/solution, what efforts have been put into developing the idea, and the value the idea will offer. You may use presentations slides, demonstrations or other tools. We will make provision for a projector screen, board and out-door space for housing your prototypes.

Q: How much time does every applicant have during a Pitch?
A: Each Applicant has 5 minutes to pitch, however, interaction sessions may span to 10 minutes.

Q: What do I stand to benefit if I succeed at the Makeathon Pitch?
A: Each successful applicant of the Makeathon Pitch will have access to a fund up to N1,000,000 to develop or refine their ideas.

Q: How many Winners are expected from the Makeathon?
A: Everyone is a Winner! However, the South-South Makeathon seeks up to ten (10) solutions with at most two (2) solutions to each of the challenge areas.