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International Development Design Summits

International Development Design Summits – Participants applications now open!

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) D-Lab will be supporting three summits this year and applications are now open! International Development Design Summits Kenya is July 8 – 22nd and will bring together 36 participants from all over the world to co-create innovative, viable financial products and services that expand access in the low-income space. Find out how to apply.


Are you a tech Innovator? Do you Love Data? Register for Season 2 of DataHack4fi

We’re happy to announce that Season 2 of DataHack4FI is now open for registrations! DataHack4FI is Africa’s only competition that encourages finance, tech and data enthusiasts to collaborate in using data and analytics to solve business challenges and extend financial services to underserved communities. So if you’re a tech innovator or simply love data then we reccommend you keep reading.

Startups for News 2018

Startups for News 2018 – Apply today!

We’re excited to announce that Global Editors Network, in partnership with, is launching Startups for News 2018! This amazing competition selects early-stage news startups with innovative products or services to media companies and accelerate their development through exposure, connections, and mentorship. Does this sound great to you too? It gets better…   How does it work?…

Johnson & Johnson’s GenH Challenge

Apply to the GenH Challenge with your everyday idea to change the trajectory of health. The best ideas for the future of health can come from anyone, anywhere in the world. Pioneered by Johnson & Johnson, the GenH Challenge is a social innovation prize competition uniquely incentivizing global entrepreneurs, innovators, and people on the front…

Amani Leadership for Impact Programme

The “Amani Leadership and Management for Impact Program” is a 5-month, modular, training & development program to build business and leadership skills in managers across East Africa. The program aims to develop mindsets, skills, and knowledge required to create positive impact across three levels: self, team, organisation. It is an inspiring and highly engaging learning…

World Bank Agritech Challenge – Apply today!

The World Bank AgriTech Challenge, powered by Nest, is the region’s first open innovation programme focused on agribusiness. We’re calling everyone from trailblazing startups and industry veterans to visionary teams from universities to apply*. This is your opportunity to build an actionable solution that could transform agriculture in Kenya! Facilitated by the World Bank and…

Safaricom Foundation T4G Accelerator 2017

The Safaricom Foundation Technology for Good Accelerator is a three months long incubation and seed-funding program that empowers entrepreneurs to launch globally scalable mobile tech driven startups that solve relevant local challenges. Details: Selection-Our selection process is a unique full-day workshop and pitch presentation (after a week) where participants are trained and equipped with the most…