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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / May 2, 2012

Kipokezi Apps Challenge – Hackathon Shortlist

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The Apps Challenge Hackathon will be held in iHUB Nairobi over the weekend of the 4th/5th/6th May 2012. Winning teams/individuals can refine their ideas whilst working with mentors of ForgetMeNot Africa, Safaricom and iHUB. On Sunday 6th May the final ideas, code and business case from each App will be presented to the judging panel and the winner will be then be announced.

We are pleased to announce the Kipokezi Apps Challenge Hackathon shortlist (in no particular order) :

  1. David Lemayian
    • Kenya Premier League
  2. Elvis Bando
    • Zahanati
  3. Anthony Musyoki
    • Exchange
    • SMS Saver
  4. Mwema Jacob
    • M-Kazi
  5. Bosco Wambua
    • Ujingani
    • Numberfacts
  6. Nick Hargreaves
    • Tokelezea
    • Erevuka
  7. David Mark
    • M-Changa

Congratulations to the selected developers, we will be in contact to confirm your selection and to offer evaluation points for your Apps. Developers who haven’t made the shortlist need not despair, as Apps can continually be submitted for an opportunity to be potentially launched after the Competition deadline has passed.

Shortlisted developers are urged to work to ensure their app is polished and working well by using the “FMNA Sandbox Testing App” (http://api.forgetmenotafrica.com). The more work you have evidently put into your Apps could prove crucial when the winner is determined.

Should any developer have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Kipapps@fmnsoft.com or raise a question on the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/FMNDevelopers/)

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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