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ENTER THE YOUNG INNOVATORS COMPETITION BY ITU

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ITU Telecom World 2013, organized by ITU, the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technology, is looking for the next generation of social entrepreneurs for its Young Innovators Competition.Are you brave enough to transform your idea into a successful enterprise? Can your concept or startup address one of our Global Challenges? If you are aged between 18 and 26 and feel technology is your second nature, enter the Young Innovators Competition.

You could win a chance to take part in ITU Telecom World 2013 event in Bangkok plus benefits including:

  • Up to USD 10,000 in prize money for start-ups and up to USD 5,000 for concepts; both need to address one of the Global Challenges
  • High level industry mentorship for a year
  • A chance to exhibit on the showfl oor and network with high level delegates
  • Hands-on workshop training focusing on entrepreneurial skills

For details on how to enter the competition, visit world2013.itu.int/event/innovation/ or contact them at young.innovators@itu.int

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: JUNE 30TH, 2013

Applications for TED2013 Fellows

June 20, 2012 1 comment

Applications for TED2013 Fellows are due by Friday, July 13, 2012 11:59pm US/Eastern. Click here to apply! Here are some of the Kenyan Fellows from 2010 – todate:

Juliana Rotich (Kenya/US) – Co-founder, Ushahidi.com; blogger, Afromusing and Global Voices

Erik Hersman (Kenya) – Co-founder, Ushahidi.com; blogger, AfriGadget and White African

Boniface Mwangi (Kenya) – Kenyan photojournalist and founder of Picha Mtaani, a youth-led national reconciliation initiative in Kenya

Su Kahumbu-Stephanou (Kenya) – Kenyan entrepreneur promoting the development of an organic food industry in Kenya

Alex Odira Odundo (Kenya) – Kenyan inventor of the Sisal Decorticator, a device turning sisal plant into fibre, and the Sisal Twinner, a device turning sisal fibre into rope.

Joel Jackson (UK | Kenya) – Auto innovator  – British mobility entrepreneur and founder of Mobius Motors, a Kenya-based company designing and manufacturing a first-of-its-kind affordable vehicle made expressly for the unique customer requirements and often-poor road conditions found in the developing world.

Cyrus Kabiru (Kenya) – Found object artist  – Kenyan self-taught painter and sculptor who primarily uses junk materials to make his works, including striking eyewear

Jessica Colaco (Kenya) – Researcher and Mobile Tech Evangelist

 

iHub Website Visits in 2011

iHub Website Visits in 2011The iHub – Nairobi’s Innovation Hub has set a trend in building entrepreneurs into trailblazing start-ups.

Kenyan startup – Wezatele

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More information at wezatele.com

Kenyan startup – M-farm

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M-farm celebrated their one year anniversary. More information at mfarm.co.ke