Startups face judges at Singularity EA challenge

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Entrepreneur finalists in the Silicon Valley business accelerator Singularity University sponsored East Africa Global Impact challenge will next week make their pitches at the National Meseums of Kenya, Nairobi.

Risk Takers early this month reported that SingularityU East Africa edition of the Global Impact Challenge has opened applications till March 10, with the winner to secure a full US$35,000 scholarship.

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Finalists will present their ideas in front of a panel of judges from Singularity University, East Africa Community, ICT Kenya and other senior representatives of the entrepreneurship, or innovation community in East Africa.

For this year’s Challenge, the overarching focus is climate change, although the organisation is looking for innovators in all fields; rather, the theme of the prize programme – the Global Solutions Programme – will be climate change.

Exponential technology

Pitches will be judged on the use of exponential technology, the idea’s feasibility, viability, and coherence, its impact and scalability, as well as the relevance of the solution to the theme of the challenge.

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At the end of the evening, judges will choose a winner, who will be awarded a full sponsorship to Singularity University prestigious 9-week Global Solutions Program this summer.

The event will be at the Nairobi National Museum on March 23.

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