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Pivot 25 – East Africa, mobile entrepreneurs, competition

Web Foundation · February 24, 2011

On June 14th and 15th, 25 of East Africa’s top mobile start-ups will be pitching their ideas to an audience of around 500 people.


At Pivot 25, an event organized by mLab East Africa, of which the Web Foundation is part of (together with iHub, eMobilis, University of Nairobi – more info on the mLab East Africa here: - Regional mobile apps and developer conference and competition. June 14th and 15th 2011

The event will give visibility to some very interesting projects from Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda or Kenya. Entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas and have the possibility to win prizes. Not only, they will raise a lot of awareness around their project: the audience, the judges, the blog/media coverage will help spread the word of the brilliant ideas that will be presented.

The Event will not only showcase developer talent in the region but also bring focus to the mLab and the role that it plays in the mobile application development ecosystem in East Africa. Our goal is to make this truly inclusive, bringing together start-ups, manufacturers, businesses and operators from every country in East Africa: the mLab is accessible to anyone in any of these countries, and Pivot 25 is as well.

How to get involved?

There are few ways to get involved with Pivot 25.

  • Enter your startup – the best way to get involved, if you have ideas, knowledge and passion for mobile services. If you make it to the event, the awareness will be huge and the prizes big.
  • Sponsor the event – there are already some great sponsors supporting Pivot25, but a few more places are available. Join us to help raise awareness of the potential of mobile services, coming from East African start-ups.
  • Register to attend – we expect tickets to sell quickly, so get yours now before they’re all gone.

Help us get the word out by tweeting (Twitter name: @pivot25), blog it, and definitely tell your friends around East Africa to get their start-up application in right away.

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