Global Minimum Innovate Kenya – 2015 InChallenge Program
Deadline: March 1, 2015
Global Minimum Inc (GMIn Innovate Kenya is now accepting applications for the 2015 InChallenge program. Global Minimum is a growing organization with helping youth to create sustainable change in their communities. In this 3-week accelerator program, Kenyan youth will undergo a series of design-thinking trainings, leadership clinics, community outings and rigorous technical training and exploration in their area of interest. Program dates are set for mid-April to early May.
InChallenges are social entrepreneurship- and innovation competitions that empower youths in Sierra Leone, Kenya and South Africa to create and implement their own solutions to pressing problems in their communities. GMIn provides seed funding, space, mentorship, and opportunities, allowing students to turn their ideas into reality.
They have created a system whereby any young student who envisions a local solution to a local problem can access a support network to realize those dreams. By fostering bright minds with the creative freedom to design their future, they lay the bedrock for national development.
Eligibility and Procedures
- Any Senior Secondary School in Kenya can nominate teams of 2 – 5 students to participate in the national InChallenge.
- The teams with the best proposals will be selected as finalist by an internationally acclaimed panel of judges and receive seed-funding to test and prove their solution to a well-defined local problem over a piloting phase.
- Teams will need to provide details of how the projects will be developed and why the teams are well suited to accomplish their projects.
- At the end of the competition cycle, the best finalist teams may be selected as winners, if sufficient progress has been made on their project.
Each winning team will receive additional funding to further develop and scale their project. The award money is not meant for personal use of team members and must be used only for the project.