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Sote Hub Monthly Newsletter – February 2017.

Sote Hub at DOT Kenya Workshop

Three startups from Sote Hub where shortlisted and participated in Youth Social Entrepreneurship Support Competition workshop organized by Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) – Kenya held at Darajani Hotel, Mombasa from 18-20 January. They are Rogim Designs, E-tech and Sote Tech queens. Good luck to the team and they stand a chance to travel to Rwanda for final round

Sote ICT graduate forum

Every year, we admit between 15-30 graduates from our secondary schools Sote ICT project into the Hub. This January, we welcomed 30 of 2016 group for an interactive forum. Light training, ideation, brainstorming sessions, we are well on course to preparing the next cohort. It was also cool to listen to their  ideas but also got inspired by the older members of the Hub.

Business Model Canvas Training 

As 2016 wound down, we held one high octane pitching in December and very exciting ideas on agribusiness, transport, water and energy.  So on 3rd February we welcomed this group who are potential second cohorts for  Business  Model Canvas training but it was also open to general membership.Participants gained hands-on experience and prepared their own canvas. Be on the lookout for our meetups lined up for 2017.

Sote ICT clubs Trainings 
Jana Desiatnikova a volunteer from Pontis foundation working for our Sote ICT project is doing an exceptional job of high school students’ mentorship in our Sote ICT clubs. She joined us this year January and so far she has reached six schools, building students’ capacity on business skills.

Opportunities:

  1. Application info for GrowthAfrica’s 2017 programme in Kenya and Uganda click here http://growthafrica.com/apply/
  2. Apply for open innovation Challenge, click here: : http://www.techforintegritychallenge.com/challenges/citi-tech-for-integrity-challenge/
  3. Apply for Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme and win $5000 seed capital; click here: https://application.tonyelumelufoundation.org/
  4. Ashoka ChangemakerXchange Summit 1st to 5th April 2017, click here: http://changemakerxchange.com/apply/
  5. Apply for SAG-SEED Award, click here: https://www.seed.uno/awards/about/application.html
  6. Participate in  Survey to Determine Interest in Sote Hub Business Incubation Services,  click here;https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTIQMZfgvcX0nSSMlu-7shzmxap4S_SQozb1roXSsKndqfjw/viewform

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