I stumbled on this platform last night and I immediately saw how it can help so many of our teeming youths who have fantastic ideas, for everyday solutions with ICT, to bring those ideas to fruition.
I remember when I set up this site, I knew that without money a lot of the fantastic things on this site would not have happened. The AFRICA AS A PLATFORM project is offering African ICT innovators and entrepreneurs, like youwho has an app or site or any other ICT idea or product, an opportunity to achieve their aim by providing support for them in two ways.
1. They have up to $20,000 award to give anyone whose fantastic ICT solution for any of africa’s problems wins in any of their set out categories.
2. They offer mentorship to any ICT innovator or entrepreneur winner who may require it.
Now let me tell you a little about AFRICA AS A PLATFORM.
Africa as a Platform is a tech conference that recognizes information and communications technology (ICT) innovators throughout the African continent using technology to confront Africa’s daring economic challenges.
Many innovators on the continent are using creativity, ambition and passion to transform the lives of communities and the continent at large. Recognizing these Innovators and how they are resiliently telling the new narrative of ‘Africa for Africans’ is what birthed Africa as a platform.
Africa as a Platform is a joint partnership of Q21solutions Ltd and ADE Digital Media Ltd
AFRICA AS A PATFORM has its agenda/mandate . They are categorized as Empower, Inform, recognize, Inspire, Initiate, Influence, Fund and showcase ICT innovators in Africa.
The tech conference themed “ machines, millenials and money” will be coming up on 28th of September 2017 at the Landmark Event Center lagos, Nigeria.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE CONFERENCE
Since AaaP is a thought leader in Africa’s technology-aided
future, you may want and need to
opportunity to network with tech leader, entrepreneurs and innovators who are
charting the way for African technology.
You may even get an investor independent of the platform or some conversation might give you that idea that will make your ICT solution unique. The conference will essentially give you the opportunity to market your idea, products or startups to business experts and the media.
I am sure a lot of you maybe asking ‘ how do I get this support they are offering?. Well first get to their website www.africaasaplatform.com . you have to follow all AaaP social media accounts and complete an online AaaP Awards application form.
Scroll down the page to find the “apply here” or “Register here” button. Click on it to get to the page where you can choose between registration for the conference and funding. Click on the one you want and fill out the form. Have your valid ID and resume on your system, you will need them.
Short-listed nominees will be required to upload a video of their solutions showing how it has helped meet the needs of Africans.
Now I know a lot of you may be thinking
that all you need is the money. I have found out, in truth, that even with the
right idea and money a lot of people will still fail at a venture unless someone
objectively guides them.
In other words even if you get the money, don’t knock the mentorship idea.
It may be the difference between your success and failure.
So I advise you to register for the conference too and ATTEND IT. That is where your mentorship will begin. It will put you in the right frame of mind for you to take off with your idea or if your ICT idea is already in existence, it may help you figure out the way to boost it the more.
Thank me when you get the funding and/or mentorship for your fantastic idea.