Following the massive success witnessed in the Safaricom AppStar Challenge, Safaricom has launched the Safaricom Incubation challenge. Safaricom Incubation challenge is designed to help Safaricom identify and develop successful early stage mobile technology companies. In this challenge, we seek to nurture talent within the developer community on all aspects of application development and business opportunities associated with Applications. The participants will undergo training and mentorship throughout the incubation period.
The objective of this challenge is to help the youth successfully deploy their mobile applications into the market and in the process also generate income as a result. It is open to mainly university students and post university students with knowledge in IT, mobile application development and business management skills. It is also targeted at small and upcoming businesses that have interest in mobile application development.
This challenge is focusing on the following categories:
- Health Financial Inclusion
- Education Entertainment
- Games and Media
- Transport and Infrastructure
- Public Safety and Security
The Incubation program will involve a three month incubation phase that is expected to be full time. Dates for the incubation challenge will be as follows;
- Launch: 09/05/2013
- Submission Closure: 28/06/2013
- Hack-a-thon: 27th – 28th July 2013
- Incubation Start Date: 12/08/2013
- Incubation Ends: 25/10/2013
- Final Event- Award Ceremony: 01/11/2013
The grand prize winner will walk away with Ksh 1,500,000 with the runner up taking Ksh 1,000,000. Category winners will take Ksh 200,000 each.
Note: If you need any clarification, Please contact the AppWiz team via firstname.lastname@example.org or check-out >> https://developer.safaricom.co.ke