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WeTech to Award 17 Seed Grants to Support Women and Girls in Computer Science in Africa

May 27, 2014— Outbox was selected to receive a WeTech Seed Fund Grant to support its Women Passion program project in Uganda. The Women Passion program is an experiential based-learning initiative to equip up-to 100 girls and women with programming and entrepreneurship skills.

Experiential marketing in review: Kola studios

Guest blog by Unnie Wamala: Business development at Kola Studios

 

PIVOT East 2014 Semi-finalists Announced

Nairobi Kenya, May 6,2014 - PIVOT East, an innovative startups competition geared  towards nurturing the growing ICT talent in East Africa, has unveiled semifinalist for this  year’s competition. The competition opened a call for applications in February 2014 with startups from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia applying through an online  portal (startups.pivoteast.com) 
 

Teaching the Kids How to Think: Journey So Far

Together with my team, we have just taken our 1st

Mbarara University First Annual ICS Awards

On 30th April, 2014, The Institute of Computer Science, Mbarara University School of Technology held their first Annual ICS Awards, which saw Inovations from Students in ICS recognised and rewarded in different categories including two ideas from first and second year students.

The Award was aimed at stimulating, harnessing and honoring student ideas to sustainable ICT entrepreneurship.

The folowing were the objectives of the ICS Award:

·To develop a culture of innovation in the Institute of Computer Science and the whole university

Outbox receives more Raspberry Pis

On Friday 2nd May, 2014, Outbox hosted Don Onwunumah a software systems architect currently working at PigStyCoders for a one days Raspberry Pi workshop which brought together over 30 participants including 6 ladies in the space.

Intel Student partner program: Now launching in Tanzania and Uganda. Apply by May 6th 2014

Following the successful launch of the Intel Student Partner Program in Kenya, Intel is now opening up an opportunity for university students in Uganda and Tanzania to apply to be a part of this program. Apply by 6th May 2014 to be a part of this exciting experience!

PIVOT East Announces Key Sponsorships and Alumni Success Stories As It Launches Its Fourth Edition And Returns To Nairobi.

The 2014 edition of PIVOT East promises to be a hotly contested competition from start to finish as 25 exceptional mobile startups are set to fight it out to win market recognition and investor interest for the fourth year running within a fast paced and high output activity schedule.

 

Ensibuuko raises USD 8,020 on the Kiva platform

Ensibuuko, a startup that is working to increase farmer's access to saving opportunities leveraging mobile and web technologies has raised up-to USD 8,020 for it's first seven (7) modal farmers on the Kiva Platform in just 5 days.

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