Monday, June 4, 2012

Pivot East 2012 final competition

Pivot East, previously known as the Pivot 25 is a regional mobile apps/ developers competition. The pitching conference will take place from tomorrow, 5th June to 6th at the Ole Sereni Hotel, Nairobi.
The competition has five categories; Business and Resource Management, Financial services, Entertainment, Mobile Society and Utilities.
This year’s theme being ‘Innovation and Enterprise’ the event will address financial challenges in technology advancement, social enterprise, entrepreneurship and the role of innovation in stimulating the regional economy.
The overall winner will receive a fully paid five-day trip to showcase at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. While each winner in the five categories will get $10,000 in prize money.
Last year’s competition received more than 100 applications for the 25 slots available.
The 2012 finalists include:
Financial Services category
MobiKash (Kenya), mcollector (Kenya), Pay4Us (Kenya), SchoolBursar (Kenya), Chamapro (Kenya)
Business and Resource Management category
Get-it! App (Rwanda), Dairy Sacco App (Kenya), SMS Offline and Online virtual Market place (Kenya), Easy Order (Rwanda), SMS Based Health Insurance Members Verification (Tanzania)
Entertainment category
TUBET (Kenya), Ma3racer (Kenya), Mingle (Kenya), Angry Kenyans (Kenya), Tough Jungle (Kenya)
Mobile Society category
MPrep (Kenya), eLimu (Kenya), StorySpaces (Uganda), mpoultry (Uganda), Sarura (Rwanda)
Utilities category
 Crowdpesa (Kenya), Mafuta Go (Uganda), 6ix degrees (Kenya), mTracker (Kenya), m-verified (Kenya)

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