Future Workshop @ Innovation Space, Tuesday May 21st, 14:00 – 18:00
Future workshop for young women (max 30 participants)
During this 3 hour workshop women get to recognize their strengths, passions and problems they would like to fix or something to work for. We will explore possible challenges during the journey and discuss fear of failure and learning from your mistakes. After the workshop each participant has created an action plan which helps them to continue executing their (business or other project) idea.
We will also invite and connect with some FEMTANZ-program graduates who can share their stories of how it has been to execute an idea of their own.
Registration is required as Super Sisters can take only 30 participants. First come, first served; please register here: http://supersisterstz.eventbrite.com
Join us on Monday, 6th May 2013 for the next Mobile Monday Dar event. This month we are going to discuss about the uses of ICT in Tanzanian Tourism sector.
Speakers will include:
- Tanzani Tourist Board (TTB) representative
- Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) representative
- Dickson Ng’ang’a – From Zalego (Mobile Apps for Tourism – Demo)
- Paul Shilla – Swahili Stores (Online platform to sell art products – Demo)
- Goodluck Akyoo – Singira (Online store for selling art products – Demo)
The event will be held at COSTECH Innovation space starting from 6pm-8pm. Please register your participation online via Eventbrite.
Global Innovation through Science & Technology (GIST) is a project implemented by the NGO CRDF Global, in collaboration with Dar Teknohama Business Incubator (DTBi) with the support of infoDEV (World Bank) and COSTECH. They are organising the GIST Startup Boot Camp on May 7-8th 2013 at COSTECH 9am-6pm.
All attendees from Tanzania must apply on-line at http://tiny.cc/gisteastafrica by Sunday April 21st. There is limited sponsorship in terms of accommodation for upcountry entrepreneurs to attend, first come first serve!
GIST Startup Bootcamp flyer (pdf)
UPDATE 17.4.2013 13.22: Updated registration deadline to match GIST website info.
Download brochure (pdf)
The KINU Hub in collaboration with The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA) will host a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity on May 6–10th, 2013. Participants will be introduced to selected web 2.0 applications including social media and will learn how to use them hands-on. The Learning Opportunity will cover advanced online searching, getting information served via alerts and RSS, collaborating remotely using wikis and Google Docs, using VoIP, online mapping and social networking. Participants will get a chance to see what others have done, get hands on experience on how to use innovative applications, and assess how they could adopt these innovations within the context of their work and organisation.
Check the Web2forDev website or the attached pdf for requirements and details.
This is one of the few in-depth (albeit short) trainings in web 2.0, and might be very useful for example for aspiring entrepreneurs and people wanting to use social media in their work; also women who haven’t had the chance to participate in the earlier trainings are encouraged to apply.
If you’re interested to participate, you need to apply by April 18th via the following form:
Pivot East is East Africa’s premier mobile startups pitching competition and conference held annually since 2011. Last year the Tanzanian event was held at the Innovation Space (see event recap), and this year it’s going to be held at the KINU Hub this Wednesday (April 10th 2013) evening 6pm-8.30pm.
Here’s a quick blurb to the competition this year:
Pivot East aims to catalyse the growth of mobile start-ups, so as to amplify and consolidate the gains of East Africa’s Mobile developer and entrepreneurship ecosystem. The key objective for this year’s event is to facilitate the discovery of the next wave of high potential mobile start-ups. The main difference between this year’s competition and the previous years’ is its focus on start-ups becoming sustainable enterprises as opposed to merely showcasing mobile applications and their mobile developers.
Pivot East 2013 has five competitive categories for Mobile Finance, Mobile Enterprise, Mobile Entertainment, Mobile Society and Mobile Utilities. Each category will feature five finalists who will pitch to Investors, Development Partners, Government Representatives, Telecom Operators and other key industry players from East Africa. Finalists will also secure business incubation for their start-ups, virtually or physically at m:lab East Africa. Applications to the competition are being received at entries.pivoteast.com. The application period closes on the 22nd April 2013 (deadline extended).
If you want to learn more about the competition and network with people in the mobile industry, register and take part in the Outreach Workshop at KINU.