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iHub By Jessica Colaco / July 17, 2011

Invitation to Young World Inventors Twitter Chat

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Wanna CHAT?

We are thrilled to announce a Twitter Chat on July 29, 11am for fans of Just a Band, Kuweni Serious, Members of the iHub, Afrinnovator, NaiLab, and Media Focus on Africa, to expand audience for YoungWorldInventors.com and web stories of young innovators.We need your ideas, questions and links! We will coordinate the discussion at Media Focus, new partners for YWI. Each group’s blogger will participate and add resources, ideas…

GOALS:

We are building audience support for webisodes of 3+ minutes about African innovators that inspire and provide how-to guidance  – how to develop ideas, organize teams, find mentorship, etc. We need wisdom from the fans of the groups above to guide us. Diane Hendrix of YoungWorldInventors.com is telling stories of Innovators working across cultures in Africa and the US. Our audiences are young innovators on both continents. We plan to show videos in live and online audiences in Africa and America to trigger more high and low tech solutions to social problems. Do you think stories can trigger innovation?

So join us for a Twitter Chat on July 29th, 11 am to discuss the Qs below:

Use hashtag #socent after each tweet, so we can post a summary of the discussion (twapperkeeper)

Moderated by Jordan at Media Focus/Tech Change, our questions are:

  1. What social innovation or start-ups have impressed you? best aspects?
  2. What are the biggest challenges to starting a sustainable enterprise?
  3. What resources do you know about (or stories) for mentorship, incubation, team building and $upport?
  4. How might we connect with more individuals who are interested in becoming social innovators?

Just a Band agreed to do music for Young World Inventors. YWI is raising funds from US investors and their Kickstarter campaign. You can help by donating ($1 or more) and passing the word along. Thanks for sharing ideas!  Let us know if you want to do this again, and we’ll try to make it happen, across continents.

Author : Jessica Colaco

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and the Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology and Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made solutions. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of @WMIAfrica and @AkiraChix, @TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist.


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