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iHub By Jessica Colaço / October 14, 2011

Shortlisted Candidates for Tandaa Content Grant Announced

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The Ministry of Information and Communication, through the Kenya ICT Board earlier this year announced the second round of calls for proposals in an ongoing three year grant program to support development of local digital content.

On Wednesday 12th October 2011, the Kenya ICT Board announced the shortlist of 150 entries out the total 700 applications.

A number of startups and companies from the ihub/m:lab community were selected. They are listed below in their various categories

Companies: Government Data

  • mPermit – Fomobi Solutions – m:lab Trainees

Companies: Private Sector Applications

  • mTracker – Fomobi Solutions – m:lab Trainees
  • Bringing the Diaspora closer to home – Mama Mikes – iHub Company
  • Eventshare – Mobistics – m:lab Trainees
  • M-Shop: Mobile Ticketing & Purchasing – MTL Systems – m:lab Incubatee
  • NikoHapa Mobile Customer Engagement Platform – Niko Hapa Ventures Ltd – iHub Company
  • Uhasibu – online accounting for East Africa – Pluspeople Kenya Ltd – m:lab Incubatee
  • Improving social mobility of Kenyans through Social Media – Space Kenya Networks Ltd – m:lab Incubatee
  • pay4us – Zege Technologies Ltd – m:lab Incubatee

The full list of shortlisted candidates can be found here.

Shortlisted candidates have been invited to an optional free business plan training at Strathmore University. Details of the training will be sent directly to shortlisted candidates. The business plan review will begin in November and finalists announced in December 2011.

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: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


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