eMobilis June 2013 Graduation
On Saturday 22nd June 2013, over 200 students graduated from eMobilis in a graduation ceremony held at Alliance Française. Students graduated in different Programs i.e Android, Windows Phone, USSD, JAVA ME and SMS Application among others. The event was graced by Dr. Bitange Ndemo (Former PS, Ministry of Information and Communication) and eMobilis MD-Mr. Ken Mwenda. Other corporate organizations represented in this event included Microsoft, Growth Africa and Virtual City.
Dr. Bitange Ndemo, Former PS ministry of Information and Technology giving his speech during the graduation ceremony.
Pivot East 2013
Pivot East 2013 competition took place in Kampala on 25th and 26th June. This is East Africa’s premier mobile startups pitching competition and conference held annually since 2011. It is an m:lab East Africa Initiative to amplify and consolidate the gains of East Africa’s Mobile developer and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Alumni Gerald Kibugi wins top prize in Vodafone App Star Challenge
Gerald Kibugi - eMobilis Alumni is the Owner of Elan Tele-media Limited, a company that develops mobile applications for both clients and the mass market.
Some of the notable applications include "Shoppers' Delight" which won Android Developer Challenge in 2011. "Tough Jungle" won Safaricom App Challenge and Vodafone Appstar Challenge.
eMobilis M.D selected as Acumen Fund East Africa Fellow Program 2013.
About 265 applicants expressed interest in the second phase of the Acumen Fund East Africa Fellows Programme, where the application were received from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan. The program selected 20 youths with bold ideas and solutions to poverty, and they will be taken through full-year training with a budget of Kshs.25 million.
Acumen Fund East Africa is a program made up of individuals who are driving groundbreaking projects with large social impact both as employees with businesses, public sector organizations, and leading NGOs and as entrepreneurs. It also identifies and trains these next generation leaders united by a common mission of harnessing the power of social innovation to create solutions to East Africa’s most pressing problems.
eMobilis Institute Invited on Kenya ICT Board Panel - Launch of Kenya ICT Master Plan (2013 - 2017).
Kenya launched the National ICT Master Plan, a policy document that guides the Country’s ICT direction in the next five years in an event held on 14thFebruary 2013 at Sarova Stanley hotel. In attendance was Dr. Bitange Ndemo CBS, P.S, Ministry of Information and Communication, Mr. Paul Kukubo, MBS, C.E.O, Kenya ICT Board, Mr. John Sergon (Director of e-Government), Mr. John Waibochi, C.E.O Virtual City and ICT stakeholders.
Mr. Ken Mwenda, M.D, eMobilis Mobile Technology Training Institute was among the panelist on a panel with Dr. Bitange Ndemo, CBS, P.S, Ministry of Information and Communication, Mr. John Wabochi, CEO Virtual City, Mr. John Sergon, EBS, ICT Director of e-Government, Mr. Cheserem where they were asked questions about the role of private sector, penetration of ICT infrastructure and need to strengthen industry through ICT and encouragement of the creation of ICT Business.
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