Two African finalists at global Tech Trailblazers Awards – Show your support for Ideacentric and Webdesk!

Vote for the the global Tech Trailblazers Awards! Two African teams, VC4Africa members Ideacentric and Webdesk have been selected in the Emerging Markets category of this global startup awards initiative for enterprise technology. Below are their videos! Voting closes on Thursday 23rd of January 2014. Check out all entries in the Emerging Markets Category and other categories and vote for your favorites today!

Vote for Ideacentric here (See the vote button on the right hand side)! And also check out their VC4Africa venture profile and a recent interview.

“Through Nerve, Ideacentric is reinventing smartphones for Africa… bringing convergence to mobile by combining multiple functionality and affordability. Nerve is a game changer.”

Vote for Webdesk here (See the vote button on the right hand side)! And also check out their VC4Africa venture profile.

“Webdesk is a hosted e-learning platform for higher learning that offers on-demand Plug & Play eLearning facilities that require no technical skills to set up and need zero maintenance. Unlike other LMS (Learning Management System) platforms, Webdesk automatically assembles itself and puts everything required for higher learning on one personal online desk. It’s like an online Android for college education and professional training.”

The winners of the Tech Trailblazers Awards will be determined by both a judging panel and the voting public. Voting closes at 23:59pm on Thursday 23rd January 2014. In total, 45 teams have been shortlisted from applicants from all around the world, in the categories Big Data, Cloud, Emerging Markets, Mobile, Networking, Secutity, Storage, Sustainable IT, and Visualization. Category winners will receive exclusive coaching, mentoring and development from VCs, financial experts, and leading technologists within large industry-vendors in their technology area. Winners and runners-up will also receive a variety of business development, PR, marketing and other products and services worth thousands of dollars.

The Tech Trailblazers Awards prize fund, projected to be worth in excess of $1m, is supported by sponsors and industry partners including AfriLabsAmoo Venture Capital AdvisorybeSUCCESSbnetTVChina AXLR8R, the Cloud Security AllianceComputingThe Data Chain,ExecEventGigaOMThe Green GridGSMAThe IcehouseInnovation WarehouseLaunchpad EuropeLisstedMIT/Stanford Venture Lab,MynewsdeskThe Next Silicon ValleyOutsourcePreziRealWireSeed ForumSilicon Cape InitiativeSkolkovoStarTauStartup AmericaStorage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Tech in AsiaTechNodeTiE Silicon ValleyWazokuVentureburn and VMware.

For more information, see the Tech Trailblazers Awards website. Good luck to all of the entrepreneurs!!