PIVOT East has extended the application deadline into its PIVOT East 2013 to give ample time to applicants to prepare their forms.
PIVOT East announced, “Based on the feedback we have received from numerous PIVOT East 2013 applicants after each workshop, it became apparent that more time is needed for them to prepare their entries. On this basis, we are pleased to announce that we are extending the application deadline for PIVOT East 2013 by one more week from the 15th of April 2013 to the 22nd of April 2013.”The one week given is to allow applicants time to get all the necessary details required of them, and avoid filling the forms in a hurry.
PIVOT has also been conducting PIVOT East 2013 Outreach Workshops to educate applicants on what is expected of them and has reached applicants in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and last week had its last outreach workshop in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
PIVOT East competitions, organized by m:lab East Africa, a Nairobi based mobile innovation incubation space, are in their third phase. The first two were held in Nairobi while the third will be held in Kampala June 25 and 26 and will the first time attract mobile entrepreneurs from South Sudan and war-torn Somalia.
The mobile entrepreneurs will be in categories such as Financial Services, Business and Resource Management, Entertainment , Mobile Society and Utilities. Winners of each category will take home $10,000 each apart from the Android category that will get $10,000 more from Google.