4 Safaricom Academy students, Maurice Wachihi, Thuo Njoroge, Nancy Gakii and Lawrence Magerer pursuing Masters in Mobile Telecommunication and Innovation are among the last five teams shortlisted to compete in the +254rising finals.
The students developed MechLynk, a platform built to link Mechanics with individuals whose cars breakdown in areas where it would be inconvenient to contact their personal mechanics. Vote here for MechLynk to be the winners of this challenge.
The winner of this prestigious competition will be selected by a panel of judges and through votes cast by the audience. Interested individuals can join the live audience through a live-stream at 254rising or 254risingFacebook where they can cast their votes. Anyone who is free to attend the event can book a ticket to iHub through 254rising.
+254 Rising is an startup pitch competition organized by Affinis Labs and hosted by iHub in Nairobi to highlight new African entrepreneurs & startups. Kenyan entrepreneurs have embodied a core value of entrepreneurship: empowerment. And for every rising entrepreneur, there are thousands of other youth with the potential to build businesses, create jobs, and help their communities. The challenges are great, but the potential is greater.