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iHub By Jessica Colaco / February 21, 2012

Kipokezi Apps Challenge Launch


ForgetMeNot Africa’s First Apps Challenge is aiming to create sustainable employment through technology in Kenya.

ForgetMeNot Africa in partnership with iHub and Safaricom Kipokezi wish to empower Kenyan developers to conceptualize new SMS applications or games utilizing the ForgetMeNot Africa Optimiser Platform.

The winning developers will receive seed capital to develop their ideas and if successful, your applications will be launched in Kenya on Safaricom earning you an on-going revenue share, hence creating sustainable employment.

Why You Should Enter.

  • An amazing opportunity to create your own apps business in Kenya
  • Successful developers will earn revenue for apps successfully launched in Kenya on the Safaricom Kipokezi platform
  • $2000 prize and up to 3 iPads for winning team or individual
  • Apps may also be launched in other African countries earning you revenue
  • Your apps will also hopefully make a difference for others….good in itself
  • Runners up prizes and cool stuff for finalists
  • Mentoring from iHUB, ForgetMeNot Africa and Safaricom experts
  • Even if you don’t win this Apps Challenge, apps can still be submitted for approval on an on-going basis

Launch Event: Friday 24th of February 2012, 6 pm at the iHub

If you are in Nairobi why not attend the Apps Challenge launch event which will be held in iHUB Nairobi on Friday the 24th of February where you can hear more about it and meet everyone involved.

API Talk: Monday 27th of February 2012, 6 pm at the iHub

There will also be a dedicated ForgetMeNot Africa Optimiser API talk on Monday the 27th of February at 6pm also at iHUB Kenya where you can meet our team and work on ideas.

Ideas Deadline: 23rd March 2012

The deadline to submit your ideas and code online to be considered for the Hackathon Final is Friday the 23rd of April. After this date ideas can still be submitted but you will not be eligible for the prizes.

However any apps submitted after the deadline may still be launched earning revenue for developers on an on-going basis.

For more information

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.

  • George Wayne at 18:05:58PM Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    I would like to join tha competition and ama student from eMobilis

  • maina collins at 18:55:28PM Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    i am a student in moi university, i am developing a mobile app that will enable users manage their messages remotely, by saving their text and contacts in a cloud and access them any time, any where, with or without internet connection

  • Kipokezi Apps Challenge Submission Deadline Extended *iHub_ at 19:26:17PM Friday, March 23, 2012

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