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April, 2011
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Competition Entries are in!!

PIVOT East

April 19, 2011

What a final rush to meet the 15th of April deadline for entry submission for Pivot25. We are truly impressed with the response. There is no doubt that the East African Mobile Developer community is strong. The hard work now begins, and we are excited to go through all the entries. We are very impressed with some of the quality of Entries and it’s going to be very hard to come up with the top 5 Companies in each Category.We only wish that we could give everyone an opportunity to showcase their applications at the event. I recently came across an article in the Forbes Magazine titled – Why Africa May Never Produce a Facebook, Groupon, Zynga or Google.
While I agree with the articles acknowledgment of Africa’s technology renaissance and do think that things are changing in regards to the perceptions of Venture Capitalists to Africa and African Technology Companies. More and More Investors are venturing onto the Continent and they are not disappointed with what they are witnessing.
We at mLab are doing our bit to foster innovation and highlight what African Technology Companies have to offer. The day is fast approaching – June14th and 15th at the ole Sereni in Nairobi. Come witness an Event of a different kind. Come witness the birth of some great ideas – get your Tickets

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Pivot 25

PIVOT East

April 7, 2011

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the Pivot25 website. Pivot25 is a one of a kind Conference and Competition. Spread over two days, on the 14th and 15th of June at the Ole-Sereni Hotel, Pivot25 will showcase developer talent and applications from across the East African region.
So why now and why the name Pivot25? Well it’s quiet simple. The Continent and the region is at  the cross-roads of  a technology revolution. A revolution that is able to propel it and it’s citizens out of the often seen cloudy crystal ball of poverty, corruption, wars, famine, doom and gloom. At the head of this revolution is the Mobile Phone. One does not need to look too far to see the impact that this device has had on millions of lives. From Mobile Money to Farming Information, the mobile phone has done to Africa in a matter of a decade what other revolutions could not do in Centuries. Being at the cross-roads however is like being on a see-saw…. you can pivot up or down, and that’s where we are and that’s where the name came from. A competition to show case 5 categories each with 5 companies making a total of 25 Companies PIVOT25 (more…)

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OVERALL WINNER GETS TO GO TO DEMO

PIVOT East

April 7, 2011

More Great News!! Our good friends at DEMO have just announced that the Overall Winner of Pivot25 will get a free pass to Pitch their Applications at DEMO.
What is DEMO? – The feel you get when you enter the ballroom at DEMO is unlike any other conference. Each company is given just six minutes on the DEMO stage to truly demonstrate how their product will change the world. No PowerPoint or flashy corporate presentations allowed. Just the founders and the technologies many are staking their careers on… it doesn’t get any more straightforward and fast paced than that.
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