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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / March 19, 2011

Extension for infoDev Top 50 SME Competition applications until 03/31/11.

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Innovative SMEs will now have until March 31st to apply to become one of infoDev’s Top 50 SMEs. 

What will the Top 50 get?

We will host our SMEs at the 4th Global Forum on Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship and introduce them to mentors, angels, corporate partners, like-minded entrepreneurs and other incubators. They also will compete for soft-landing prizes and funding from, among others, the World Bank.

Incentives include:

  • Global recognition as the best of infoDev’s more than 20,000 companies in the 300+ global incubator network spanning 85+ countries.
  • Travel expenses (airfare and accommodation) for one person per company to the Global Forum
  • Tremendous exhibition and networking opportunities with peers, financiers and corporate partners such as Venture Capitalist, Angel Investors/networks, Donor Agencies focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship as well and non-governmental organizations in the areas of funding Emerging Markets micro and small businesses.
  • Arranged meeting with an angel/mentor from angel networks (such as Angel Capital Association and European Business Angels Network)
  • Arranged meetings with incubators (infoDev and other networks such as European Business Network-EBN and National Business Incubators Association-NBIA) and potential company/SME partners

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Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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  • KEN at 18:04:23PM Saturday, March 19, 2011

    Thanks for the good work, How can I get in touch with Miss Jessica Colaco for an ICT project (Google map)?


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