Other | November 12, 2015

Safaricom AppWiz Challenge 2015

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The Safaricom App Wiz Challenge is a three-month long accelerator program that aims to help innovators leveraging on mobile technology move from idea/prototype to product or service within an incubation period of three months. Launched in 2013, the programme is an initiative of Safaricom Limited in collaboration with @iBizAfrica (Strathmore University) and aims to become the best mobile startup accelerator program in the East African region, launching successful start-ups into the Kenyan market. The programme entails a training curriculum specifically tailored for technology startups, mentoring and coaching from industry/subject matter experts and successful entrepreneurs.
Now in its third year, the programme has over the last two years helped launch close to 30 start-up companies.The award ceremony will be held on 1st December 2015.
Winners of the 2015 Safaricom Appwiz Challenge will receive the following in cash prizes:
Grand Prize Winner – Kshs.1.5 million (Payable in 3 installments based on milestone achievement)
1st Runner-up – Kshs.1 million (Payable in 3 installments based on milestone achievement)
2nd Runner-up – Kshs.500,000 (Payable in 2 installments based on milestone achievement)