Opportunities To Maximize This Week

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  Published 14 Nov 2017
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For the last seven years, the iHub has played a critical role in fostering the development of the tech community in Kenya. We receive dozens of emails and queries with amazing resources and opportunities. This information is often extremely useful to startups, entrepreneurs, developers, corporates, and others within the tech ecosystem. We are eager to share this information with you via social media and most importantly through your membership at the iHub. To sign up for membership at the iHub, please email [email protected].

Below are some of this week’s opportunities:

Intellecap Impact Investment Network East Africa - Call For Applications

The Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N) is now accepting applications from promising enterprises for its February 2018, Enterprise Showcase in Nairobi.

They are looking for enterprises that:

  • Are in the sectors of Agriculture, Education, Clean Energy, Healthcare, Financial Inclusion, Water, and Sanitation clearly catering to rural, low-income, disadvantaged communities.
  • Have an experienced and dedicated promoter team.
  • Have a clear for-profit business model with high potential for scale.
  • Have some proof of concept on the ground, and are preferably generating revenues.
  • Are looking for funding in the range of USD 100K - USD 1mn.

8 companies will be chosen from the applicants to get in-depth hand-holding and investment readiness support from the I3N team, and then be showcased to I3N angel investors for investment. Furthermore, these enterprises will be directly nominated for the 2018 Sankalp Africa Awards.

To apply, send an email to; [email protected] with a brief executive summary/presentation of the company including financials.

Deadline for submissions: December 8, 2017.

Are you a startup looking to sharpen your UX skills?

Good news! From November 30 - December 2, two leading UX designers from Google will be conducting a 3-day hands-on user experience masterclass.

In recent years, design and user-centered thinking have been embraced by business leaders–not just as a way to do design, but as a way to create an effective product development strategy. By attending this class with your cross-functional team, you will learn basic user-centered design processes and how to apply them throughout your entire product development cycle. We will cover the process of taking product ideas from concept to launch, including sketching, user testing, prototyping, and making continuous improvements after launch to keep your users engaged and satisfied.

This is a free event.

Is my startup a good fit?

This class is geared towards startups and companies that would like to improve their product development and shipping process with design thinking, and to establish a more user-centered process. We encourage teams of 4-6 stakeholders representing a wide range of functions (engineers, product managers, designers) to attend.

Please note: If selected, your team will be required to complete a pre-workshop exercise prior to the first day of class.

Apply here. Read more here

Deadline 18th November

Check back soon for more opportunities!

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