Ampion has been named with 7 others as winners of 2nd annual Innovation Ecosystem Awards and will be recognized at the Global Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley on February 17-19.
The awards recognize the world’s leading contest for companies, organizations, and communities that exemplify the broadest spirit of innovation, by transforming the systems around them.
AMPION aims to catalyse entrepreneurship and innovation in the emerging world and has organized Ampion Venture Bus hackathons around Africa to empower entrepreneurial minds to become successful change-makers in their communities and boost private sector growth for development.
Ampion brings together entrepreneurial minds from the fields of IT, design and business who join its 5 day bus tours from around the world. Teams self-organize around exciting ideas for new ventures, and work hard to launch a business and pitch it to a jury of experts and investors at a grand finale.
Other winners include Calvert Foundation , EDAWN, Fund Good Jobs, Kudumbashree, Nisolo Shoes, Upstate Venture Connect and Verb