Open space for technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers in Nairobi.

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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / March 16, 2012

Meet, create tech tools & win £5,000

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What do you get when you put leading digital innovators, creative practitioners and a whole lot of entrepreneurial energy in a room together for 48 hours in four cities across Africa? We don’t yet know… but we predict some incredible ideas, lasting relationships, and seriously investable solutions for challenges faced by the creative community in Nairobi.

Are you a creative? Are you in the cultural, or in the digital sector? Or a developer, innovator in the tech space?

The iHub in partnership with the British Council invites you to participate in the above competition for a seed fund for your innovation for a whopping £5,000.

Dubbed “Culture Shift”, the event will pair up a creative, a business professional and an IT innovator for three (3) days to develop a creative application with addresses concerns or a need in the local communities through digital media and ICT based solutions.

Once you sign up, you shall be paired up with technologists in the ICT field or a professionals from the creative sector and together you will be expected to come up with an innovative solution of your choice that will address socio-economic needs.

A panel will evaluate the solutions developed and the winning pair will pocket £5,000 (about Ksh. 655,000) as a seed fund to implement the idea(s).

If you are interested, kindly fill in this online form before Friday the 23rd and we’ll get back to you with more details. We are looking for 30 representatives from the Creative sector and 30 developers or IT innovators. So hurry up and sign up!

More details will follow after your confirmation

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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