2014 YouthConnekt Mobile Apps for Human Development Challenge

2014 YouthConnekt Mobile Apps for Human Development Challenge

Deadline: February 25, 2014

YouthConnekt is a platform that connects innovative youth with leaders from the public, private and financial sectors to forge new partnerships for the future. It connects young people to role models, resources, knowledge & skills development, as well as employment opportunities that enable them to participate in shaping the future of Rwanda.

Are you a young Rwandan social innovator in the IT sector and passionate about finding solutions to pressing development issues? Do you know how to develop mobile applications? Do you have an innovative business idea that would benefit your society or community? Then apply for the YouthConnekt Mobile Apps for Human Development challenge!

The Challenge has the unique aim of encouraging youth participation in innovation and apps development through entrepreneurship promotion. It will help you access the resources and business training you need to launch and grow a sustainable business.


  • 1st Prize: USD 6,000
  • 2nd Prize: USD 3,000
  • 3rd Prize: USD 1,500
  • 4th Prize: USD 1,000
  • 5th Prize: USD 1,000

In addition to the cash prize, the first place winner will receive business training and mentoring from successful entrepreneurs throughout the initial phase of their start-up.


You must be:

  • Between ages 18 and 35
  • Rwandan Nationality
  • Have not been in business or have a registered business for a year or less
  • Available for Google Hangout session on March 4th at MYICT

Only one idea per applicant or group will be accepted. Multiple applications will not be considered.
All applications should be made via the online application. In case the applicant is not able to fill it themselves, a third party may assist them in filling out the application (but not without the knowledge & consent of the applicant).

For more information and to apply, click here.