Vote for the next big tech startup! 90 entrepreneur teams from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Turkey have been selected in GIST’s annual Technology Idea (Tech-I) Competition. Below, check out three videos from VC4Africa members who have been selected, all focused on education. Check out all entries and vote for your favorites today! The 30 most popular teams will advance to the final round at the 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, this October 11-12 in Malaysia.
Kytabu is a textbook subscription application that allows users to access curriculum textbooks locally stored on a mobile payment gateway. The user is able to purchase only the part of the book that he or she desires.
i-Connect Project (Nigeria)
The i-Connect Project provides ICT education on wheels: buses equipped with networked computers, with internet access, locally stored curriculum material, videos, educational training programs and certified courses.
Eneza Education (Kenya)
Eneza Education, an educational organization in rural Kenya, provides access to quality study material aligned with local content using mobile devices.
The 30 entrepreneurs who will come out on top of the top 90 list will receive skills training, meaningful mentorship and networking access to global leaders in their fields at the 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In addition, they are also competing for $70,000 in funding.
The Global Innovation through Science & Technology (GIST) Initiative organizes the Tech-I competition to encourage and support technology and science entrepreneurs to launch and grow companies in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Turkey.
Check out all entries in the Tech-I competition, and all entries from Africa. Your vote will help these talented entrepreneurs take their ventures to the next level! Good luck to all the entrepreneurs!