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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / February 1, 2012

Pivot East 2012 Launch Baraza – Monday 6th February 2.30pm – 3.30pm

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East Africa is increasingly known globally as a breeding ground for mobile innovation. Deliberate efforts are required to sustain the favorable attention and momentum for the region to retain its position as a mobile innovations cradle. Pivot 25 was the inaugural mobile applications and developer competition/conference in East Africa. This competition which culminates in a pitching conference is organized by m:lab EastAfrica and its partners.

In keeping  with  the  African tradition of  consultation  and  communion,we have  organized  a  series  of  discussion  barazas to  disseminate  information on  Pivot East. In  attendance  will be  various  stakeholders in  the  pitching conference  that include sponsors,developers,investors and the  media.

At the Pivot Baraza ,concerns on  various aspects  of  the competition  will  be addressed in  addition to  dissemination on  the  new and  exciting  changes that characterize  Pivot East. Competition rules and structures will be unveiled.

The Baraza will be held at the Ihub on Monday the 6th of February from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Invitations are open to the entire innovation community. Potential competition applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. We however regret that we can only accommodate 100 people at the baraza. As such, reservations will be on a first come basis.

Please register for this event here:

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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  • Prawesh Shrestha at 09:28:27AM Thursday, February 2, 2012

    Can we also attend it online?


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