On demand and live-streaming video company Kweli TV has won the New Venture Competition Prize at the Harvard Africa Business Conference 2017. Kweli Tv is an interactive, streaming TV network dedicated to the stories and the issues and the culture of the global black community. They show indie films, web shows, documentaries, and news programming of the entire African continent.
Kweli’s social mission is to increase the otherwise limited selection of black independent media and the negative, slanted view of the black community in traditional media. The platform whose membership subscriptions cost as little as $2.99 a month, offers a free 30 day trial.
The prize award of $10,000 will go along way in helping the fledgling startup improve on their platform which is now in its beta stage.
The New Venture Competition is organized by the African Business Club during the annual Harvard Business School Africa Business Conference. The competition was judged by Samuel Alemayehu of Cambridge Industries, Ed Brakeman of Bain Capital, Stephane Le Bouder of AFIG Funds and Chukwuka Monye of Ciuci.