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Women in tech – Last call

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WIN KSH 1,000,000 FOR YOUR BUSINESS!

WITStandard Chartered in partnership with @iLabAfrica has launched a search for the third cohort of women-led technology startups which will see five entrepreneurs win Sh1 million each.

The partnership seeks more diversity in technology and for more opportunities for women to develop entrepreneurial and leadership excellence.

The program combines world class startup support with local and international experience to provide Africa’s most competitive and attractive startup incubation program focusing on immersive learning, mentorship, building and growing Africa’s next iconic startups taking on the continent’s most relevant challenges and opportunities

Who are we looking for?
We are seeking to recruit the best entrepreneurial minds, women-lead startup teams leveraging on technology as a key driver of innovation in business. The applicant must:
  1. be a woman
  2. be the CEO with equal or majority ownership in the company
  3. 18 and above
  4. of Kenyan nationality
What are the the program thematic areas?
Applicants may submit applications across but not limited to the following thematic areas:
  1. Agribusiness
  2. Education
  3. ICT
  4. E-Commerce
  5. E-Health
  6. Fintech
What do Participants Get?
  1. Three months incubation at Strathmore University’s leading business and innovation incubator- @iBizAfrica
  2. Mentorship from world class mentors
  3. Coaching by top business, technology and legal professionals
  4. Immersive, world-class entrepreneurship curriculum
  5. Networking and exposure to expand your business networks
What do Winners Get?
  1. USD 10,000 or KES 1,000,000 equity-free grant seed funding for the top 5 winners
  2. 9 months ongoing support from Standard Chartered and @iBizAfrica to assist with go-to market and scale.
Terms and Conditions
  1. Participants must be physically available to attend the program over the three months incubation
  2. Participant accommodation costs are not catered for
Application  deadline 4th November 2019 

REGISTER HERE 

For more information Click here

To Apply click here

The Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Student Social Innovation Challenge

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Are you a university student that wants to solve problems that matter? You’re in the right place.

Acumen with support from The Rockefeller Foundation have launched a global challenge platform for university students to come together and develop innovative solutions to problems associated with poverty

The organizations will equip students with the skills, guidance, and resources needed to develop innovative solutions for some of the world’s most intractable social problems.

The best ideas will win up to $20,000 in funding as well as an invitation to an exclusive community of experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and change agents, who will help transform these ideas into successful enterprises.

To learn more on this challenge. Click here 

 

An Entrepreneurial Mindset and Behaviour talk

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Thinking of becoming an entrepreneur, and you have not an idea where to start? Well, @iBizAfrica is organising a talk on Entrepreneurial mind-set and behaviour .You are invited to come and be part of it.

Guest Speaker

Lewis 2Lewis McGregor is the co-founder of swivel BOX, a social enterprise that builds and delivers entrepreneurship programmes for organisations. Before starting swivel BOX, he worked in Kenya intermittently for two years with Balloon Ventures, supporting micro enterprises to innovate and grow. He has experience working as an Environmental and Innovation consultant and holds a BSc in Product Design and Technology from Loughborough University in the UK.

Lewis looks forward to sharing with you his experience and for you to learn how to become a successful entrepreneur.

Event Details

Venue: 5th Floor, Student Centre, Strathmore University

Dates: 25th February,2016

Time: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Register here to book your slot. It’s ABSOLUTELY FREE .Don’t forget to sign up your friend

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MSK GALA 2015: START-UP ENTREPRENEUR COMPETITION

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The competition invites Business Plans from Start-up firms whose technologies, services, products, or business models show original features or promise of high added value to the society.

Candidates must be the business’ sole proprietor and fit the following criteria to be eligible for the competition;

  1. In business for about 3 years or less.
  2. Must have a maximum of up to 5 employees.
  3. Must be a registered business and with the necessary licenses to operate.

NOTE: All required documents must be presented on submission entry that is; business licenses, operations permit, and certificate of registration.

Criteria used;

Entries will be evaluated in the criteria described below

  • Innovative qualities (originality and competitiveness) – the potential to create new needs and markets in the specific industries.
  • Strong Market Potential – what is the marketability, feasibility, sustainability and feasibility of the business? Judges will consider if the entrepreneur has done adequate market research. Whether he/she knows the market environment and if the entrepreneur is considering a financial balance, investment plan and room for the business to scale.
  • Evaluation of applicant – judges will look at entrepreneurs with the experience, knowledge, tenacity, confidence and overall professional acumen needed to scale a highly potential business to a market leader.
  • The price will be awarded to a business firm that shows great potential for growth and contributes to the regional economic growth and that which poses the characteristics below
  1. A new business which creates an added value to the economy through utilizing the regions resources i.e. human and nature
  2. That business which nurtures talent and attracts talent from the region.

PRIZE

The top 3 winners will be awarded by IQ Marketing an outdoor advertising contract and mentorship in marketing strategies for the business. IQ Marketing shall develop for the entrepreneur the creative concept, and content of the business’ Ads. And place the Ads at strategic street advertising locations for the business.

All entries to be dropped in MSK offices by close of business 19th October 2015. 47 Muchai drive, Off Ngong Road.

MEST is Recruting in Kenya.APPLY APPLY!!

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What is MEST?

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and the MEST Incubator program provide training, investment and mentoring for aspiring technology entrepreneurs with the goal of creating globally successful companies that create wealth and jobs locally in Africa

The opportunity

Want to start your own software company? Kenyan business wizards & techies, MEST is looking for you!

MEST is recruiting in Kenya for the first time ever (and expanding our incubator network cross-continent). Read more here via Disrupt Africa.

This is a great opportunity to train at MEST in Accra for a year, hone your biz & tech skills, with the opportunity to pitch our Board for seed investment and launch your own software company.

Requirements:

  • Have 3-5 years entrepreneurial or corporate work experience
  • Can commit a year in Accra, Ghana participating in the MEST training program starting August 2015

What we provide:

  • Intensive, MBA-style training in software development and entrepreneurship
  • Free housing, monthly stipend, tuition, meals and a laptop
  • Mentoring and access to executives at global software companies, entrepreneurs and the VC community in Europe & US
  • Chance to change to world through technology; to solve real life, large-scale problems with innovative solutions
  • After 1 year, potential for seed funding to launch your company from one of our incubator hub locations (soon-to-be launched) in Nairobi, Lagos, Cape Town and Johannesburg, in addition to the incubator in Accra

APPLY NOW BEFORE JUNE 1 HERE. All the best and do Spread the Word!!!

                                                 Have any Questions?  Email katie@meltwater.org  .

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

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@iBizAfrica and Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) are collaborating to host a local qualifying competition for EO’s Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, a global competition for student entrepreneurs who actively run a for-profit business, while attending a college or university.

EO is the only global network exclusively for entrepreneurs with more than 10,000 members across 40 countries, all of who own businesses with revenues exceeding $1 million per year. EO helps entrepreneurs learn and grow through peer-to-peer learning, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and connections to experts.

 How it Works

@iBizAfrica and EO will organize a judging session where six selected business founders from @iBizAfrica and Strathmore University will make presentations to a panel of judges. The best presenter will be selected.

 What do you get?

 The startup founder that makes the best pitch will win a Fully Paid Trip to Washington DC for three days.

 Other details…

 Dates– 11th March, 2015.     Venue– Strathmore University Auditorium