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m:lab By Sheilah Birgen / August 25, 2013

Apply for VentureOut Internationalization Challenge

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Do you want to propel your app to new geographies? VentureOut Challenge is giving an opportunity to developers to go global with their applications. VentureOut is an initiative to propel expansion-ready mobile entrepreneurs into international markets.

VentureOut Challenge which is sponsored by infoDev in partnership with CRDF Global will runs from August to November 2013. The program will help hundreds of entrepreneurs through hands-on training, virtual learning opportunities, mentorship, international exposure, and seed funding.

Entrepreneurs will prove themselves through sharing their apps’ current success and potential and plans for future growth into new markets. Top mobile app entrepreneurs from 31 countries will compete in the VentureOut Challenge to enter the Dragon’s Den in Chisinau, Moldova during an international mobile meeting organized by infoDev of the World Bank.

The top 12 entrepreneurs from the competition will meet in Moldova October 30-31, 2013 for the Dragon’s Den, a pitching exposition to compete for $10,000 in seed funding. One selected VentureOut entrepreneur will also get a chance to attend TechCrunch’s Disrupt Europe event in Berlin October 26-29 2013.

m:lab East Africa will provide mentorship and training to the selected startups from East Africa on topics listed as needs for startups.

Apply here!

In order to participate in the competition, eligible applicants must submit an application online that consists of a Mobile App Internationalization Summary here. The deadline for submission of applications is on 2nd September 2013.

For more information on VentureOut Challenge visit their website here

Author : Sheilah Birgen

Sheilah, is the Communication and Outreach Lead at m:lab East Africa. Areas of major interest for her: Mobile, Startups and Learning. Mobile4Development enthusiast.


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