• Do you have a business model or are working on an internet-based solution to promote education and economic empowerment?

    There is an opportunity to win up to $150,000 courtesy of the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa.

    The goal of the challenge is to recognize individuals and organizations that are working on internet-based solutions to promote education and economic empowerment in countries throughout Africa.

    The Challenge will encourage the development of apps, websites and online services that provide real value for people in the following classifications:

    • Learning or Education: Apps, websites or online services that make use of technology to inspire and deliver learning.
    • Economic Empowerment: Apps, websites or online services that help to advance the economic strength and ability of communities.

    Awards

    In addition to one Innovation Challenge Award prize in the amount of $150,000 which will be presented to the app, website or service that the judges determine best meets the needs of each of the two categories: Learning/Education and Economic Empowerment (2 awards total), each of the Innovation Challenge Award winners will also be eligible to receive more than $60,000 USD in tools and services from FbStart, a Facebook program designed to help early stage mobile startups build and grow their apps.

    With about a month to go to the May 1, 2016, deadline, eligible participants should review the Internet.org Innovation Challenge rules carefully before entering.

    The competition is open to individuals and organizations around the world so long as their applications, websites or services are designed to meet the needs of the above-mentioned categories.

    For more information on the application, judgment criteria and other considerations, visit the Internet.org Innovation Challenge website.


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