East Africa: Orange Launches the 2015 African Social Venture Prize
The Orange Group through Telkom Kenya has launched the call for applications for the fifth edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize as Global Entrepreneurship Summit sets to Kick off this week.
The prize awards three projects with grants of 10,000, 15,000 and 25,000 Euros, along with six months of mentorship from Orange. The first prize will also receive free patent registration in the country of the project's deployment.
DotconnectAfrica Opens Applications for its $5000 Grant Competition for African women in STEM
DotconnectAfrica (DCA), a non-profit organization, has opened applications for Miss Africa $5000 competition to support women and girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Bharti Airtel Taps MTN Executive to Boost African Operations
Bharti Airtel has poached a senior MTN executive to head up some of its African operations. Airtel named the now former CEO of MTN Ivory Coast, Wim Vanhelleputte as a regional manager for its operations.
Vanhelleputte will be responsible for Gabon, Congo B, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Madagascar and the Seychelles.