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Botswana: Orange Calls for Submissions As Deadline Approaches

Gaborone — With a little over a week left till the closing date of the Orange Social Venture Prize, Orange calls out to all social entrepreneurs to try their luck at winning P307 000 towards their innovative business.

According to a news release from Orange, through the Orange Social Venture Prize, Orange will identify and award Four technology oriented start - ups from Africa and the Middle East a total P307 000 towards development and implementation of their business idea.

"The competition closes on 21 September which means that our local social entrepreneurs have a little over a week to put together and submit their proposals in order to stand a chance at the grand prize," said PR and Foundation manager at Orange, Ms Boga Chilinde-Masebu in the statement.

She says through the competition, Orange aims to reinforce its digital partnership with start-ups to achieve social and economic development through innovation stimulation.

"In addition to the P307 000 that is up for grabs, as Orange Botswana we will identify and award a prize for the best local submission, a first in the history of the OSVP," she said.

The release further says the Prize is intended to showcase and support start-ups who use information and communication technologies (ICT) to innovate and make a positive impact to communities in Africa and the Middle East.

It says the start-ups should be offering innovative products or services that meet the needs of Africans in fields such as health, agriculture, education, energy, industry or trade. To register please click here:

The #WomenInTechWeek Is Happening In 9 African Countries This September

Women in Technology Africa will be hosting its #WomenInTechWeek in 9 African countries – Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Botswana and Cape Verde – from September 26 to 30, 2016.

The events will hold physically and virtually in both Africa and the diaspora (China, Germany, USA, Canada, Belgium, and the UK) and it will celebrate African women who work in technology. Participants will have the chance to meet and network with amazing women in tech globally, and also share experiences and empower each other to advance the technology growth agenda.

Women in Tech Africa founder, Ethel Cofie says, “This is a collaborative attempt to build a global network, allowing us women to compare our challenges, learn from other countries and connect across borders to expand our influence.”

Themes that will be discussed at the events include Women in Leadership, Digital Africa, Social Enterprise, Work – Life Balance, Security, Innovation and Technology for the Next Generation among others.

Individuals and organisations are also encouraged to create their own user-generated events to ensure a collective global impact here. You can find an event close to you here.

Source: Techcabal