The Safaricom App Wiz Challenge 2014 edition will be launched on the 16th July 2014. This is definitely one of the biggest startup competition in East Africa and just like last year, its going to be big and highly competitive.
The Challenge is designed as a springboard for developers to form start-ups and create partnerships with industry players in offering enterprise solutions. Last the competition ran for 6 months, attracting over 1,500 applications and sprouting 274 mobile-based ideas 48 of which were shortlisted for hack-a-thon sessions. At these sessions, 18 teams won places in a 3 month incubation process. More than 3.7 million Kenya shillings prize money was awarded to six early stages IT companies that emerged victorious in the competition.
This year’s edition will be launched on the 16th July at the Michael Joseph Centre from 10:00 am. If you are looking to launch a new startup and win big bucks it is game on!
Details on how to take part in this competition will be published in this blog soon!