Apps4Africa Finalists Announced
February 9, 2013No Comments
Thirty finalists have been announced for this year’s Apps4Africa contest, including one from Rwanda.
Organized by the U.S. Department of State and Appfrica International – Business Challenge is an Africa-wide competition that encourages African technologists, software developers, and entrepreneurs to develop innovative mobile, web, and desktop applications that address the challenge of youth unemployment on the continent.
Nearly 300 entries from 27 countries were submitted this year. On January 29, thirty finalists-representing 13 countries across the continent-were announced on the Apps4Africa blog
The Rwandan finalist is Jean Luc Intumwayase, of INTUMWA LTD, a medium size company that develops software applications with a vision to promote the use and appreciation of ICT in Rwanda.
Expert judges are now voting on the apps, and three winners will receive $10,000. Following the competition, Apps4Africa winners will continue to work with Appfrica International to secure additional Mentorship, training, and networking support.The Apps4Africa competition is now in its third year.