SANTAM Blockchain Hackathon

23 – 24 September 2016, Birchwood Hotel, Ekurhuleni

Technology for the Insurance of Tomorrow

The SA Innovation Summit in partnership with SANTAM Limited offers you an opportunity to build something so brand new, disruptive and radical that you might change the insurance landscape forever…and win some prizes!

The SANTAM Blockchain Hackathon takes place from Friday, 23 September 2016 to Saturday, 24 September 2016 at the SA Summit in Johannesburg (Birchwood Conference Centre).  Mentors and specialists will be in attendance, so you don’t necessarily need any experience in Blockchain or crypto-currencies to participate.

For more information, contact us at

Blockchain Academy

Registration open

Bluemix Training Course:

Date; 19 September

Time: 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue: IBM HQ, 90 Grayston Drive, Sandton

PROGRAMME: 23 September


Time Event Details
16:30 Registration Opens Participants walk in to register. Welcome snacks
17:30 Hackathon Opens We kickoff
17:35 Opening Address from Innovation Summit Audrey
17:40 Welcome Address Platinum Sponsor (Santam) Platinum Sponsor will be given a time an opportunity to talk to us. They can talk about their organization, show their tools and products and also talk about possible opportunities within their organization
18:00 Introduction to Sponsors and Team Blockchain Academy and IBM
18:30 Introduction to Santam Hack and Challenges Background of the hackathon and explain the challenges to the hackers.
19:00 Teams and Challenges selection Team are formed
19:30 Dinner Meal Time
20:00 Design Thinking Session A deeper understanding and breakdown of all the challenges. Formed teams analyze the challenges before jumping into the development of them
21:15 1 Minute Pitch Quick pitch on the name of the team, challenge taken and proposed solution
22:00 Hacking Begins The real work begins
03:00 Pitching Session – Early Birds Early morning feedback session

PROGRAMME: 24 September


Time Event Details
07:30 Breakfast Meal Time
08:00 Hacking Do Not Disturb. Geeks at work
11:00 Final Testing Testing projects for presentations. Teams will assign someone to test their project for presentation
12:30 Lunch Meal Time
13:00 Final Pitching 16 Teams Pitch for 8min (6min Pitch, 2min Q&A)
15:15 Announce Winners Winners per category
15:30 Photos Photos of teams and Winners
16:00 SantamHack Ends Awesome Hackers head home