Tandaa Digital Content Grant Shortlist will be announced on October 10th 2011

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The review of 795 proposals received for the Tandaa Digital Content Grant is still on going. The ICT Board has confirmed that they will announce the shortlist in a week’s time on October 10th.
Some of the  highlights:
  • Grant reaches countrywide; nearly half of individual applicants from outside Nairobi. After Nairobi, the counties with the most applicants are Kiambu, Mombasa and Nakuru
  • Applicants give thumbs up for online application process; nearly 80% of respondent prefer the online application process to a physical form
  • Private Sector Innovation category more popular than Government Applications; just under 30% of proposal submitted by companies are in the Government category
  • Simpler form results in huge increase in ‘Individual’ applicants; 68% increase
  • Conversion rate for complete proposals improves; over 40% completed the process this year; 30% last year
  • Late submissions persist; over 70% of applicants submitted their proposals on the very last day!
  • Education, health remain top categories
  • Matching Grant: average age of companies is 16.5 years; average annual turnover is KSh 185 million
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Kennedy Kachwanya
Lead Blogger at Kachwanya.com
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Kennedy Kachwanya is a technology blogger interested in mobile phones both smart and dumb, mobile apps, mobile money, social media, startups ecosystem and digital Savannah. New media must not forget the strength of old tech.
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