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Rapid Experimentation, Catalyst for Innovation & Lean UX/UI Session

On the  27th of August 2014, we will have a training that is one of its kind. The training is aimed at the technical members of the startups teams.  The session will take place at m:lab East Africa from 9:00am to 12:00pm . The sessions will be on Rapid Experimentation, Catalyst for Innovation & Lean UX/UI with Solstice Mobile. Solstice Mobile is one of the leading provider of enterprise innovation and mobility solutions in the US. With the largest dedicated mobile software engineering team in the United States, they have deep expertise across iOS, Android and Windows 8 platforms. Their…

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Epic replaces MapJam as Finalist in PIVOT East 2014

MapJam, previously announced as finalist of PIVOT East has been replaced by Epic from Kenya. Epic provides a three prong approach to moving the Media houses from in-effective shoot-and-miss online content delivery, to a structured measurable, cost-effective way of creating profitable digital content. MapJam, a Kenyan startup  brings offline businesses and events online, making it possible for anyone to perform or to sell wherever they see fit, and to find the things or talents they are searching for, when & where they wish. PIVOT East organisers and MapJam have mutually agreed that the startup would not pitch at the finals…

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25 Exceptional Startups to Compete in PIVOT East 2014 Competition

25 exceptional mobile startups from across the region will compete to win market recognition and investor interest during the PIVOT East 2014 pitching conference which will be held on 24th – 25th June in Nairobi Kenya. The startups were unveiled today after an intense evaluation process by a panel involving over 20 investors. The 25 finalists, 5 from each category were selected from the 50 semifinalists announced three weeks ago The startups that have made it to the finals are; Speaking on the list of finalists, Chase Bank Head of Brand and Corporate Affairs Magdalene Mulandi said: “Chase Bank is…

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Jooist in the finals of Seedstars World

PIVOT EAST 2013 finalist Jooist, is among the 20 finalists selected for Seedstars World startup competition to be held in Geneva Switzerland, on February 4. Seedstars World is an initiative launched by seedstars SA, a Swiss-based company which launches ideas, grows startups and builds companies. The objective of the competition is to find the best startup in the emerging and fast growing startup scenes. Seedstars World is the most exclusive startup competition around the world. Only high quality startups receive an invitation and are chosen following a strict selection process by professionals. Seedstars Nairobi event took place on 2nd May…

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Pivot East Finalists makes it to Semi-finals of VentureOut Challenge

Semifinalists for the VentureOut Internalization Challenge, have been announced. The mobile application internationalization contest challenge attracted 113 submissions from 19 countries, East Africa having 20 submissions – 13 from Kenya, 5 from Tanzania and 2 from Uganda.  24 startups have been selected to the semifinals out of which 12 finalists will be selected. The startups will go through a mentorship program and use the feedback from the VentureOut judges and their mentors to upgrade their applications by September 24th for another round of judging. The top 12 finalists will be announced on October 2nd.The finalists will compete for $10,000 in…

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Mobile Utilities Category Finalists 2013.

Today’s mobile device is a product of numerous iterations that represent a massive leap forward in terms of what a typical mobile device is capable of compared to a comparable device from just a decade ago. Mobile devices today are far much more than simply wireless phones and as such give users the ability to perform a myriad of high-level functions that were not even possible just a few years ago. Today’s entry-level smartphone is capable of essentially functioning on par to a full-scale computer. The advent of mobile innovations such as broadband and mobile money continue to accelerate the…

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Mobile Entertainment Category Finalists 2013.

The regional mobile marketplace and the opportunities it presents for entrepreneurs is massive. There are tens of millions of mobile subscribers in the greater East African region who are potential consumers of the next big thing on the same scale and size as mobile money which is taking off in leaps and bounds. Its no surprise that mobile research findings have found that one of the highest areas of consumer activity on mobile devices is mobile entertainment. Whether it’s playing games, listening to digital music or downloading the latest social networking apps, mobile entertainment is one of the major drivers of…

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Mobile Society Category Finalists 2013

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Mobile Enterprise Category Finalists 2013

An important difference between the 2013 competition and previous years’ competitions is its focus on startups becoming sustainable enterprises as opposed to merely showcasing mobile applications and their developers. The applicants of this year’s competition are startups aiming to get a platform to showcase their products to investors and potential users among others with the aim of raising funds and or growing their customer/user base. The applicants in the mobile enterprise category were basically startups with products that included management of human capital, the value chain, marketing, production, customers etc. The 5 Enterprise Category finalists for Pivot East 2013 are:…

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Mobile Finance Category Finalists 2013.

Pivot East is about catalysing the growth of mobile startups. A key objective for Pivot East 2013 is “To facilitate discovery of the next wave of high potential mobile startups”.  This year there are five categories: Finance, Enterprise, Society, entertainment and utility categories. After two weeks of selecting our semi-finalists and now our finalists for PIVOT East 2013, we are very pleased today to announce the five finalists for the finance category, as follows: GO Finance Company Ltd: GO, leverages business value chains & technology to provide MSMEs at the base of the pyramid.- Tanzania Inforex Africa: Inforex,platform enabling communication…

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