Not too late to apply for mobile impact ventures program by m:lab

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Have you applied for the m:lab mobile impact ventures program? If you have not then you are late but not too late. But first what is impact venture program? According to m:lab,  mobile impact enterprises are social or impact enterprises using mobile technology to amplify their impact

Startup teams committed to solving social and economic problems of people in developing nations are invited to apply for a new program at the m:lab. The program is aimed at helping to build and scale mobile ventures to impactful enterprises. The focus impact areas under the program will be:-

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Health and Water

To participate in the program:

  • One team member with experience or educational background in software programming – mandatory
  • One team member having a business background or experience pursuing a business venture – mandatory
  • One team member having work experience in the targeted development domain ie. education, health and water or agriculture – advantageous

To improve chances of startups in the program growing and scaling up, participants will be trained and coached on accessing growth capital. Pitching events will be organized to involve a combination of impact and angel investors. The m:lab will provide an initial seed investment of $5,000 each to the most progressive startups for traction proof. Beyond the three month contact period , the program will together with the startups pursue growth capital among impact funds and angel investors.

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm Sunday 9th March.

Get more info here and here toappy

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Kennedy Kachwanya
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