Google, (needs no introduction) has promised US $10,000 prize for the best Android mobile app in the forthcoming Pivot East 2013 to be held in Kampala in a move to put mobile technology at the forefront of addressing local challenges in education, health and basic humanitarian services.
According to Pivot East, the competition will help up the quality of lives of citizens by use of technology to address common community problems.
This is no the first time Google is sponsoring competitions in the region.
Google is one of the corporations that have taken the region’s innovation talent seriously and has put in its money and sent its personnel to iHub and to the region to help up and coming entrepreneurs out. It does this globally. It has also supported the Pivot East since its inception.
Apart from sponsoring the three editions of Pivot East, Google has also put its eye on the top Android developers to emerge and will see them go home with its extra US$10,000 cash apart from the competitions prize of $10,000 per category winner, so the Android winner will take home $20,000 in cash, incubation at m:Lab East Africa, investors, mentorship, link to Sinapis program, and project management training from Thoughtworks and legal advise on IP rights from ProspectIP.
Initiated in 2011, Pivot East is the regions premier mobile startups pitching competition and conference founded to stir the growth of mobile startups and mobile entrepreneurship. Now in its third year, this years edition of Pivot East dubbed Pivot East 2013 attracts startups from as far as South Sudan and Somaliland and will be held on the 25th and 26th June 2013 in Kampala, Uganda.
The deadline for entries is the 15th April 2013 and interested applicants can log on at entries.pivoteast.com to apply.