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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / March 22, 2012

Global Impact Competition

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YADSTI Kenya, the National Council of Science and Technology and Singularity University (SU), USA announce the Global Impact Competition (GIC) Kenya.  The competition’s objective is first, to motivate Kenyan youth to develop innovative ideas that leverage technology in problem-solving and cultivate global thinking amongst Kenya’s entrepreneurial leaders.



  1. Top two winners will receive a scholarship to spend 10 weeks at Singularity University’s Campus located at the NASA Ames Research Park based in Silicon Valley This 10-week interdisciplinary program brings together entrepreneurial leaders, innovators, students and global thinkers from around the world to explore solutions aimed at solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
  2. Top ten ideas will be financed for prototyping and incubation.
  3. “Top six finalists will receive one license for any single Autodesk product suite for their use.” – AUTODESK, USA


  • The solution must leverage technology as a primary method of achieving the goal
  • Impact potential: 1million people in 3yrs
  • Applicants must demonstrate the feasibility of implementation of their idea
  • The idea MUST BE executable!!

Application process is now open.

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:

1 comment
  • sami at 10:58:09AM Monday, March 26, 2012

    When is the deadline for this competition….i want to participate but i’m on a tight schedule…


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